On Friday 24th April the GB3WE group ordered a Motorola Mototrbo VHF DR3000 DMR dual-mode Repeater to provide VHF DMR coverage to Weston-super-Mare and beyond!
This is a dual-mode VHF repeater still, so you can access it with a regular narrow band 12.5KHz FM radio using 94.8Hz CTCSS full dencode so that you don’t hear the DMR noise.
Please make sure that you check you radio settings as it is important to only use narrow FM (NFM) on this repeater or you will struggle to be heard!
GB3WE is on 145.6875MHz with a standard -600KHz split (you transmit on 145.0875MHz)
If there are no analogue FM users operating through the repeater you will be able to use your VHF DMR radio.
Because DMR repeaters use two timeslots you can have two completely separate DMR QSO’s taking place simultaneously on the GB3WE repeater without causing any interference to each other!
One conversation can take place on timeslot 1 with a second conversation on timeslot 2 at the same time.
On GB3WE DMR for local, non-networked QSO’s we generally use TimeSlot 1, TalkGroup 9, ColourCode 1
Our repeater DMR-ID: 235145
As we are now connected to the DMRplus Network you can use your VHF DMR radio to talk to people all over the UK or indeed all over the world, the choice is yours. If you wish you can even cross-link to the D-Star network and talk to Stations who have D-Star radios.
You will need to use TimeSlot 2, Talk Group 9 to talk across the DMRplus Network. You always need to use ColourCode 1 with the GB3WE repeater.
TalkGoups 1,2,3,13,22 and 235 are also available for you to use.
Look here for more information: http://www.gb7rr.co.uk/talkgroups.html
Very soon we will be connected to the Yaesu Fusion system as well. We will be a truly digital multi-mode repeater.
All of our local UHF DMR repeaters are connected to the South-West UK Cluster, you have no choice in what you can connect to.
We now need all of your help as soon as possible to raise funds towards this massive investment in the future of our repeater, GB3WE, and amateur radio.
Please consider donating any amount towards the new repeater equipment, because at the moment only two of the group members have paid for it all!
It was after many requests for the group to provide a DMR radio repeater that we made the decision to invest in a Motorola DMR repeater from www.hamdmr.co.uk where you will get the best DMR deals!
Speak to Adam and ask for a quote on a VHF DMR radio to operate on GB3WE.
The repeater group can get you VHF DMR hand-held radios for around £100 so get in touch if you are interested.
We now need your help to fund this new project asap otherwise we may not be keeping it!
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