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I have available a spare Key KF450 UHF repeater with matching mains power supply tested and working. More details from Dave G7UZN via the contact link on this site. /G7UZN

This new gateway is now licensed and expected to be operational on 1st March 2021. This Gateway is expected to provide coverage of the northern Norfolk Broads. Initially, the Gateway will be linked to CQ-UK 3, which is a DV only Wires-X room. It it hoped that this will provide some activity in the area to listen to, Reception reports are welcomed. /G6NLX

As some of you are aware, the old Ark Helenswood School site (location of the RILGES Hastings Repeaters), is going to be completely developed. Positive negotiation with DfE has concluded we can remain on site but whilst the site is completely redeveloped, and for safety and access reasons, power will be turned off. Although demolition works will take place, the tower block building itself will fortunately remain. However during the extensive site works (which could be for many months - no time details available), this will mean that the RILGES repeaters will be of air. The main mast has now been lowered for safety reasons but left on site. /G8PUO

The Hope Bagot Repeater group are saddened to announce that GB3VM's Repeater Keeper, Glyn Jones G4AIJ, has sadly gone Silent Key. Our thoughts are with Glyn's family. Glyn was a pivotal member of the HBRG and was the driving force in getting GB3VM on the air at Woofferton Transmitting Station - We are pleased to announce that Matt Porter G8XYJ has agreed to take on the repeater keeper position. /G8XYJ

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Latest Status Updates

GB7RM near ROMFORD reported by M0UPM  as OPERATIONAL from Sat 27 Feb [Now network connected and online ]
GB7TP near SHIPLEY reported by M0IRK as OPERATIONAL from Sat 27 Feb
GB7GR near GRANTHAM reported by G6SSN as FIRST SWITCH-ON from Sat 27 Feb [First switch on. Would appreciate signal reports. ]
GB3AB near SHEFFIELD reported by M0GAV as OPERATIONAL from Fri 26 Feb [Now operational on new frequency. Reports welcome.]
GB3GD near SNAEFELL IOM reported by GD4HOZ as OPERATIONAL from Fri 26 Feb
[Returned to service. Replaced failed transmitter driver module.]
MB6IWR near WORCESTER reported by M0SPF as OPERATIONAL from Thu 25 Feb
GB7DH near NORTHWICH reported by M0XDR as FIRST SWITCH-ON from Wed 24 Feb
[Repeater is now operational on DVU47, output 439.5875 with -9.0 MHz split. Please update your memories from the old frequencies. M0XDR]
MB7USO near WALLINGFORD* reported by M0JMO as OPERATIONAL from Mon 22 Feb
[This low power APRS Digipeater and iGate is now operational, providing coverage for rural South Oxfordshire! Contact @JoshMurray for further information.]
GB3DU near DUNS reported by GM7LUN as REDUCED PERFORMANCE from Sun 21 Feb
[I have noted the receiver performance appears to have dropped somewhat, output appears ok.]

Latest proposals received

MB7ILO near LINCOLN Simplex Gateway on 6M [NEW] on 27 Feb
MB7AAE near ALLENDALE Simplex Gateway on 70CM [NEW] on 27 Feb
GB7HT near ASHINGTON DV Repeater on 70CM [NEW] on 26 Feb
GB3SY near BARNSLEY AV Repeater on 70CM [Renewal] on 25 Feb
GB7DL near SKEGNESS DV Repeater on 70CM [Freq.Clearance] on 22 Feb
GB7WH near WREXHAM DV Repeater on 70CM [Freq.Clearance] on 19 Feb
GB3GG near GRIMSBY TV Repeater on 23CM [Freq.Clearance] on 8 Feb

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