A liitle about the repeater

Both repeaters are located HERE, on the roof of Bath University overlooking the historic city of Bath

GB3UB is the 70cm 433mhz voice repeater and operates on 433.100/434.700mhz, ctcss 118.8hz. It uses a converted Storno base station using G8CUL logic running 10w to two Jaybeam folded dipoles. It provides hand-held coverage around the city of Bath, out towards Chippenham, down towards Midsomer Norton and across towards Westbury. It is internet linked via Echolink (node no. 201135 )
MB7UB is the APRS data digipeater.

You can find out what I do in my day job HERE.

For further information you can email me

23 February 2017

GB3UB Renewal

Just had the email from RSGB which reads -

The RSGB's Emerging Technology Co-ordination Committee (ETCC), acting as agents for Ofcom, has pleasure in attaching your replacement NOTICE OF VARIATION on your amateur radio licence number 1-8513-54507 
This permits you to operate station GB3UB until 23 Feb 2020 or as stated on the document. 

Good to hear the repeater being used and no plans to change anything. I will probably make a site visit the end of this week after the winds have eased just to double check everything is OK. I you wish to make a donation there is a link on the blog to the PayPal site.

20 November 2015

The radio amateurs code

The Amateur's Code

by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA (1928)

The Radio Amateur is:

CONSIDERATEnever knowingly operating in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYALoffering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVEwith knowledge abreast of science, a well built and efficient station, and operation beyond reproach.
FRIENDLYwith slow and patient operation when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, co-operation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCEDRadio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
PATRIOTICwith station and skill always ready for service to country and community

10 November 2015

A digital UB?

There seems to be some interest in a DMR repeater for the Bath area. As the repeater keeper I have no desire to stand in the was of developments that are driven by the users. I do not have the funds to go and buy an of the shelf unit and pay for the monthly costs such as internet access. However, if enough people get together than hopefully all these things can be resolved. However, one thing I do want to remain is, the given the current availability of very cheap handhelds, is the ability for all radio amateurs to have access to a repeater. We are in interesting times and the future is looking interesting.