Good levels of activity

We’re pleased to hear a number of amateurs giving GB3OA a go. So far, the results look pretty encouraging judging by the locations of the stations we’ve heard. It’s still early days, but there the signs are encouraging! Many thanks to all those who have taken the time to get on and give their valuable reports. Let’s hope we can continue to keep the activity going 🙂

A new (to the repeater) PC has been obtained, and the internet linking “Node” rebuild is now in progress. The bad news is that we forgot that one of the Node requirements was that the PC needs a legacy parallel printer port to function. Guess it’s fair to say the latest flavour of PC’s have moved onto USB now. No matter, an approprisate piece of hardware has been ordered off eBay. Just hope it works when it’s plugged in!

More information will be provided on this web site regarding the linking as it becomes available.

73 to all.

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Internet Linking

To avoid any confusion, just a friendly reminder that the internet linking (both IRLP and EchoLink) is currently not available on GB3OA.

It is planned to have it returned as soon as possible, but the hard drive in the “Node” PC died a couple of days back. We’re in the process of finding some new (and hopefully a little more up to date hardware) to run it all on.

Hopefully it shouldn’t take too long to get the linking back on.


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GB3OA update 16th November 2013

Well apologies for the delay, but the receiver fault on GB3OA has finally been fixed. It turned out to be a dodgy lead from the cavity set to the receiver. Sensitivity measured at the aerial port of the cavity set is now 0.43 microvolts to open the repeater.

We’re working now on rebuilding the internet linking PC, since when that was turned back on, the hard drive failed.

Best regards, Mark.

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