As I have mentioned already, we now have the licence in our hands to put GB7IT UHF DMR Dmarc on the air.
We have been given a brilliant one-off opportunity by the people who run the UK DMR Dmarc Phoenix system to buy a brand new state of the art UHF Motorola DMR repeater for a fraction of the usual price.
The usual cost of a new Motorola SLR 5500 UHF DMR repeater is £2000
If we can get our funds together really soon then we can join the bulk order from Germany and have to pay just a fraction of that, which is a lot of money to save!
We have already received £300 in donations this week and we have a nearly new very nice electric start silenced electric generator for sale which someone is very interested in.
Someone has also offered us a bridging loan to help us reach our funding target so that we don’t miss out on this bulk order opportunity, but we really do need to raise a bit more money ourselves yet!
So if you know any one who can help us buy this new repeater for GB7IT do ask them to have a look at the gb3wb.com web site where donations can be made.
If you are going to the radio club AGM then you can hand cash directly to Paul G3SDH maybe
Anyone who already has a UHF DMR radio will benefit immensely from our new UHF DMR Dmarc repeater so they may very well want to send a donation, no matter how small or large.
If we miss out on ordering this repeater this week, then we will have to find an extra £750 to order it ourselves. so that really will set us back.
If only everyone donated £10 and had a friend with £10 too, then we could order our repeater today!
Very soon we will be the only repeater group with UHF analogue, UHF AND VHF DMR Dmarc, UHF D-Star and Fusion with X-Wires connectivity too!
All run from a superb site with a 100MB Internet connection!
Not to mention all our antennas are the best you can get at 5.2m long with 13dBd gain!
There really is something for everyone and NONE are dual-mode, so everyone is happy, aren’t they?
To be the best of the best takes some investment from time to time, so please help when we really need it.
We have been made to feel that we really belong to the phoenix network.
I have just been told that yet another repeater has given up on the South-West cluster and will be joining us very soon, giving even more semi-local coverage.
I can’t say too much as they haven’t told the Cluster of their departure yet.
As I have said before, we have had to act fast to obtain these new repeater licences because if we didn’t get the correct frequencies then we would never be able to co-site the repeaters ever, so there would never be any opportunity to expand in the future.
Sorry that there is always so much going on with our repeaters, but I think that we will always be just a little bit over-keen and fanatical about repeaters!
We were able to buy this UHF SLR-5500 Motorola DMR repeater within a couple of days thanks to the many and massive donations which we received!
It is on the air and working well.
A massive thank you to our mass of very generous supporters