GB3OA – Back on air

On Saturday evening (11th January 2020) the repeater’s power supply was swapped out. For now, everything seems ok, but we’ll obviously keep an eye on things over the next few days.

73, G4EID & G8XVV

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GB3OA – Status ‘Off Air’

Just a short update, the repeater appears to have suffered a power supply failure. Further investigation will be undertaken this weekend. A working spare (power supply module) is available so assuming we can establish that is the only fault, it’s likely we can have it back on before Monday.

Any further updates will be posted here.

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Internet Linking back online

Further to the last news item, we’re pleased to report that the internet connection issues have been resolved and as a result, IRLP and EchoLink are now back in service on GB3OA.

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Internet Linking currently down….

We have run into an issue with the internet connection, so for the time being, IRLP and Echolink are currently unavailable on GB3OA. We hope to be back online as soon as possible.

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Nodes now at 100%

The final tweaking of the nodes took place successfully today and the nodes are now running at 100%, as was proved by several caliber QSOs this afternoon.

Points to note: timeout is four minutes on both the IRLP and Echolink nodes – five minutes using RF-to-RF through GB3OA repeater. If you exceed the time on Echolink the link will be disconnected.

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Final tweaking of IRLP and Echolink Nodes

The nodes will be off-air this lunchtime for final tweaking of the equipment. You will still be able to come in to Echolink from your phone, but it won’t be going anywhere, just into a 50ohm resistor đŸ™‚

As usual, GB3OA repeater and the Shoutcast stream are not affected.

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Nodes down for maintenance Saturday 29th

As Saturday always seems to be the quitest day on GB3OA and the nodes, we’ll be taking advantage of this to replace some node equipment tomorrow, Saturday 29th September 2018.

The nodes will be off-air around  lunchtime or early afternoon for what may be up to several hours i.e. until the nodes are performing again as normal.

This will not affect repeater RF use nor Shoutcast streaming.

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