The PC running echolink has now had a total hardware failure. We are building a replacement that is likely to be ready by the end of the week.
The mains power will be turned off to allow routine maintenance to be conducted on the morning of 25th May 18.
The repeater will remain operational on battery power however EchoLink may be disrupted.
Power in Cole Block is due to be out today until 1700 and possibly tomorrow from 0800 until 1700. There are backup power supplies in place however they may not last for the entire outage.
The repeater will be unaffected however EchoLink may be affected during these periods.
Alex (M1LXM) has replaced the feeder for EchoLink this evening despite the howling winds and rain showers. All is back to normal and the damage from the rats is slowly being repaired. A number of other power and RF cables have been nibbled or chewed through!
Rats have taken a liking to RF again at Cole Block after a few years off and left us with a clean bite through the feeder! The Echolink node has been disabled until we can get this replaced.
Power to GB3DT and GB7CM will be switched off from approximately 1420hrs today for Electrical Works to be completed. It is expected to be out of action for 1hr 20min.
Mains power is due to be lost from 1500hrs on Friday 17th March 2017. This will affect Echolink only, the repeater itself will continue to operate normally.
The power is expected to be reinstated by 0800 Monday 20th March 2017, if not sooner.
Rich (G0ZEP) will be carrying out work on both GB3DT and GB7CM on Saturday 22 October. Hopefully noise on both repeaters should be reduced. Throughout the morning either or both of the repeaters may be down while work is carried out.
Signal reports are always welcome.
GB3DT is undergoing some trials and tests this weekend from 1500hrs on Friday 2 September to approximately 1000 Monday 5 September.
For this period, the repeater will be in AUTO <> AUTO mode so if C4FM is received, it will be re-transmitted. We would be interested to see how Analogue and Digital interact as well as general signal reports. It would be appreciated if C4FM users enabled AMS so should an analogue user call in and that Analogue users enable CTCSS on their Receive signal (to stop the digital hiss that is received when digital is used).
Any test reports would be welcome and should be sent to email@example.com
There will be mains power outages to various parts of the GB3DT repeater systems over the coming few days. Both the repeater and Echolink nodes have backup battery power so should continue to function normally.
- GB3DT Repeater > Mon 9 May 0900 – 1400
- Echolink Node > Wed 11 May 0900 – 1500