Location Werrington near Stoke-on-Trent. 

GB7ST is co-located with GB3ST, sharing the same antenna system providing similar coverage.

Timeslot 1

Static TalkGroups are kept to a minimum as all conversations will be heard on the repeater.  ie TG91 worldwide.

 

You can activate any TG, see the user-activated list. Please listen for 3 minutes as a conversation may already be taking place and may not connect correctly until the timer reset. Once activated the TG will remain active for the duration of the QSO and 10 minutes after becoming inactive.

Timeslot 2

 

One static TG 75 Salop Cluster. No other talkgroups at this stage. You can activate any TG same as slot 1.

GB7ST    

Operational
Live On BM

DMR REPEATER

  • Repeater output: 439.450MHz

  • Repeater Input:    430.450MHz

  • Colour code:  1

  • Connectivity: 

  • Time Slot 1

  • 23520 England North West (Static)

  • TG   9  - Local (Primary & RSGB News)

  • Talkgroups User activated

  • TG  92 - Europe

  • TG  93 - USA

  • TG  94 - Asia, Middle East

  • TG  95 - Australia, New Zealand

  • Full list of Talkgroups user activated

  

  • Talkgroups User activated

  • 2351 UK Wide Chat 1

  • 2352 UK Wide Chat 2

  • 2353 UK Wide Chat 3

  • 2354 Northern Ireland

  • 2355 Scotland

  • 2356 Wales - Cymru

  • 2357 Isle of Man - Ellan Vannin

  • 2358 London

  • 2359 England Cornwall/Kernow

  • 23500 England South West

  • 23510 England South East

  • 23520 England North West

  • 23526 HubNet UK

  • 23530 England Yorkshire

  • 23540 Northern Ireland

  • 23550 Scotland

  • 23557 Scotland East

  • 23558 Scotland Highlands and Islands

  • 23559 Scotland West

  • 23560 England North East

  • 23570 Wales - Cymru

  • 23575 Salop Cluster Repeaters in the Salop (Shropshire) Cluster carry TalkGroup 75 locally on Time Slot 1

  • 23580 England West Midlands

  • 23590 England East Midlands

  • 235 UK Nationwide Calling - An International calling group

  • 2350 UK Nationwide Calling - Short QSOs are permitted leaving good breaks, but if it is to be prolonged kindly consider a move to another mutual group.

  • Further details here

  • Repeater 25 watts ERP

The information above is subject to change at short notice, suggestions welcome.

 

News

 

Dec 2020

Brandmeister UK server changed IP number with no notice. A site visit is required to amend the IP number in the actual repeater. Covid restricts unable to visit the site at the moment.

Reflectors have been remove from the Brandmeister network, TalkGroups available on both timeslots

6/02/2020

New base station equipment purchased and installed. Tests taking place on the Brandmeister network.

December 2019

Major hardware failure, off air.

28/09/2019

Power restart resolved issue.

It has been noticed sometimes the AllStar connection may temporary drop out whilst a conversation is taking place.

Recommend before placing a call through the repeater monitor for 3 minutes. Then briefly key up the repeater to check you hear the double beep sound confirming access is clear for you to start.

15/09/2019

AllStar node (Raspberry PI) locked up or crashed, not able to access remotely or able to take a look until the 22/09/2019. local only on Slot 1.

 

Echolink Slot 2 normal service. 

15/07/2019

A 15 dB notch cavity has been installed in the RX path side (430.4500Mhz) of GB7ST to reduce desense from GB3ST TX frequency (433.2250Mhz).

29/06/2019

A replacement 4 stack Jaybeam antenna has been installed, coverage back to normal.

12/05/2019

Antenna system has deteriorated requiring a new a new antenna.

 

This is the time if you are not a member of the UKFM Group Western to join.

 

 

I have the help to install the antenna the group needs money to purchased one.

A 4 stack Jaybeam type professional antenna costs in the region of £300.

12/12/2018

Network outage will take place between 1/1/2019 and 5/1/2019. Repeater will be in standalone mode only due to a change in Internet Service Provider.

16/09/2018

Now networked to Hub-Net-UK and Echolink

26/06/2018

GB7ST switched on for the first time today at 13:00 local time. 

 

Tests next few days to ensure RF coverage is as per predictions and no RF intermods with GB3ST are taking place. 

 

No network connection at this stage. 

 

Plan is for this repeater to replace GB7SI over the next few months at which point GB7SI will be close down pending a site move. 

Thank you to Phil G4SCY and the site owner Peter for your help today with the ladders. 

28/12/2018

License arrived, time to pull my finger out! Summer project. To start GB7ST will operate similar to GB7SI and then GB7SI will become a testing platform for a muti-mode digital repeater. 

15/06/2017

An application has been made to the ETCC for a Digital repeater.