Saturday, 27 December 2008

Kent-Net - DSTAR Weekly Net

Hi all,

Thanks to all those that joined the Boxing Day net this evening. It was a real success. Thanks also to Declan for being net controller, it worked very well.We plan to follow the same format on a regular basis.

The net will be every Tuesday evening at 8pm.

The repeaters will be connected to Reflector 13a from 8pm.
A reminder to all users to ensure they have there RPT2 set to GB7XX G if not you will not be heard by everyone on the net.

GB7FK users ensure you are using the memory labled GB7FK CG
GB7DX users ensure you are using the memory labled GB7DX BG

Hope to hear you on the Tuesday evening "Kent-Net"

73 Matt M1CMN
Declan M0TMX

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Welcome to all new users..

Well there have been many new users recently, welcome to some of the new users -

Peter G0NQZ in Eastbourne who can access GB7FK on ports B and C

Paul M0LRE who has been on DSTAR for a while but can now get into GB7FK C from Eastbourne

Barry G7MSC from Ripple near Deal in Kent

Paul 2E0AYY who has borrowed a radio, and Don 2E0DJF who has recently purchased a E92.

Welcome to everyone, hope you have fun!
73 Matt

Boxing Day DSTAR Net for Kent

Hi all,
We have arranged for a Local DSTAR Net on Boxing Day for all those that would like to join in.
The net will be at 8pm on Boxing Day night on reflector 5C
We will link GB7DX B, GB7FK C, and GB7IC B to the reflector.

Declan M0TMX will be net controller and will call out at 8pm and ask for call ins
To prevent doubling with each other, and to make sure everyone can have an opportunity to participate in the Net we are proposing to have a controlled net, where everyone gets an over and then hands back to Net Control, Net Control will then pass it onto the next station in the list.

In addition we thought that a good way to check into the net would be to do what they do in the US, as Net Control calls for Checkins, any stations wishing to take part can just key up for a second to send their callsign and Net Control can register it and call stations in one at a time.
Look forward to catching you on Boxing Day
Matt M1CMN Declan M0TMX

Friday, 19 December 2008


Hi all,

GB7FK port C is now active. its on 145.7875

Reports so far are excellent, and coverage is far better than expected.

Merry Christmas

73 Matt

Thursday, 18 December 2008

GB7FK Port B and C in the Rack!

Pictured to the left is GB7FK. Cabinet is now installed with Ports B and C. at the top you can see the cavity filters for the 2m port.
The band pass and duplexer are installed inside the cabinet.

The repeater now has a Battery backup system which will power the modules and keep things running in a power cut. (Thanks to Declan M0TMX for helping me with this) The UPS powers the gateway server and router for around 90mins during a power cut.

The system is setup for single antenna working.