Our VHF analogue repeater GB3WE is off air due to serious abuse and threats by Mike Chenery G7MJT of the Isle of Avalon Amateur Radio Club (Glastonbury) radio club. His actions are of such a serious nature that the repeater is unlikely to be back on air for some time.
Last message from Mike Chenery G7MJT of the Isle of Avalon Amateur Radio Club (Glastonbury) radio club: “I keep reading that GB3WE is ‘on-air’ when it patently is not. I have not been able to hear it, or use it for at least three days? ( As at 11:12 am 17th June) . My God, what an aggressive nasty person you are. I made an enquiry, and got THIS back! I shall post it all over the place, Twitter, Facebook, and show it to my Radio Club friends. As for you, arsehole, may your balls turn square and fester at the edges.”
All four of our UHF analogue and digital repeaters are on air and working at the moment.
As with most repeaters we do suffer from a very few idiots intent on spoiling the repeaters for everyone.
Please ignore these trouble making people and do not reply to them or acknowledge them in any way.
We have a new project under way to allow us to pin point the exact location of these people and block them from accessing our repeaters.
We urgently need help to raise funds to buy the new hardware to enable us to keep our repeaters on the air and free from trouble.
We will be able to easily produce maps showing the exact location of any trouble making transmissions, which will be used as evidence when reporting and helping to take these people off air.
It is now Wednesday, July 15 th 2020 and we still need your support.
If you can help with a donation so that we can keep all our repeaters 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!
Please enter your callsign or name in the reference box when you use a bank transfer.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
People who have sent donations for the new DF system:
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 21:15 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 GB3WB.
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.