GB7DG (Bromsgrove 70cms D-STAR Repeater)
***LATEST NEWS – GB7DG LICENSED AS OF 30th MARCH 2015 – ON AIR FROM 30th MAY***
Wythall Radio Club are proud to announce GB7DG, a D-STAR 432 MHz repeater serving Bromsgrove and surrounding areas.
Operated by Wythall Radio Club member John M1JSS, it is located in the village of Dodford, just outside the town.
GB7DG uses a DV Mega board in tandem with a Raspberry Pi. This is connected to a Tait T800 Series I Repeater configured for Data use. The ERP is 10W and the Data Squelch opens around -118 dBm. The repeater was built, customised and commissioned by Jake Bevan G1YFF of JJT Comms.
The operating frequency is 439.5375 MHz with a -9MHz split. The CCS DTMF code is 46702. Use GB7DG**B in your RPT1 field & GB7DG**G in your RPT2 field. Position information is 52 21’27″N & 2 05’01″W.
The Repeater was originally set up in 2014 as a simplex gateway (MB6IDG) to provide more reliable D-STAR coverage for the South East of Birmingham and especially HT coverage for the members of Wythall Radio Club. With a year, it was upgraded to full repeater status. It adds D-STAR coverage in between the Wythall D-STAR Repeater GB7SO and the Bewdley D-STAR Repeater GB7WF.
You are naturally welcome to route your signals wherever you wish. Once re-routed, GB7DG will reconnect to DCS005M after a period of inactivity. Please remember this when routing.
The repeater is registered on the ircDDB system and is fully set up to access DCS, DExtra (XRF) & D-PLUS (REF) reflectors.
CURRENT STATUS – ON AIR FROM 30th MAY 2015
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