All five of our VHF and UHF analogue and digital repeaters are off air at the moment.
We urgently need to buy a new dual-band antenna for our repeaters after problems with our original mono-band antennas.
All five of our VHF and UHF analogue and digital repeaters will operate through this new single dual-band antenna.
We need to purchase a VHF/UHF band-splitting duplexer so that this antennas can be used by our VHF repeater as well as our 4 UHF repeaters.
We also need an additional VHF duplexer.
It is now Sunday, October 21 st 2018 and we still need your support.
If you can help with a donation so that we can put our repeaters back on air properly, 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!
Please email us once you have made a bank transfer and include your callsign so that we know who has made payments to us. Send your email to: email@example.com
People who have sent donations for the new antenna and filters:
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.
GB3WE automatically disconnects from ALLstar at 21:15 until 22:15 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 GB3WE.
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.