On Sunday 10th December 2017 we had a major failure on our transmit mast, which has caused us to shut down all five of our repeaters.
We need to purchase a replacement mast as well as new guy wires ASAP.
If you can help with a donation so that we can put our repeaters back on air then please use the PayPal donate button on this site or use the contact form so that you can use bank transfer or meet up with us.
Any amount will help!
Treasurers bank details:
Please email us once you have made a bank transfer and include your callsign so that we know who has made payments to us.
Repeater supporters who have helped raise funds for the replacement tower 13 December 2017:
Frank G8CZE HUBNet
Jon G1ILB HUBNet
Chris G4PZN HUBNet
M0WTX Stuart HUBNet
2E0DOB Paul HUBNet
G7RPG Peter HUBNet
M0HOY Stephen HUBNet
G7GIK Daniel HUBNet
Here are some photos taken via the repeater site CCTV of the GB3WB Buzzard who has lived at the site for years.
These were taken on Saturday 9th December 2017.
GB3WE VHF repeater now an ALLstar analogue FM repeater!
You can now talk World wide via the ALLstar network using your VHF FM radio.
We are connected to HUBNet which is a very busy network.
The repeater is controlled by a tiny raspberry pi 3. This handles the ALLstar connectivity as well as the courtesy tones and logic.
You listen on 145.6875MHz
Use a -600 KHz Split
You transmit on 145.0875MHz
Our UHF FM repeater GB3WB has the same raspberry pi 3 ALLstar system fitted.
You listen on 433.300MHz
You transmit on 434.900MHz
At the end of each transmission or ‘over’ the analogue repeaters will send one of three CW (morse) letters.
They will send an ‘L’ (.-..) if the last user was a local RF user and the repeater is connected to the ALLstar network.
The repeaters will send an ‘I’ (..) if the last signal was originating from the Internet.
The repeaters will send a ‘U’ (..-) if they are not connected to the ALLstar network and the last user must have been a local RF user.
GB3WB automatically disconnects from ALLstar at 21:00 until 22:30 every night to allow the repeater to be used for a regular net which is run from the Cardiff area and this net has become a great part of GB3WB. During this time GB3WE is still connected to the ALLstar network, so please use this repeater for ALLstar contacts.
When ever using the ALLstar network please always leave a four second pause between transmissions as this allows the nodes and repeaters to reset. This four second gap also allows others to break into the conversation.
Our two Allstar repeaters are connected to the HUBNet UK network.
Please get in touch using our contact form if you think that any of our 5 repeaters are not working.