GB7SQ INFORMATION PAGE
Keeper/NoV holder: ROBERT LOWE [MM1BJO]
Band: 70CM (DVU54) Output frequency: 439.6750 MHz RX Frequency: 430.6750 MHz
This is a DIGITAL VOICE repeater.
(Please note this repeater is NOT licensed for ANALOGUE Voice repeat)
This DV Repeater has DMR capability cc:1 Connectivity: BRANDMEISTER
The GB7SQ DMR Brandmeister UHF Repeater has been brought in to service on Wednesday 10th of January 2018 using a Motorola DR3000 Repeater.
This was upgraded to a Hytera RD625 repeater on Monday 9th of July 2018 in order to allow greater compatibility with location services on TYT & Retevis radio’s as well as Talker Alias (TA) call sign services and cross platform SMS as well as significantly increased sensitivity and RDAC remote control functionality.
The repeater is located approximately 15Km south of Edinburgh and will compliment and enhance the coverage of the GB7EE repeater which has poor coverage in the area south west of Edinburgh along the main routes to Loanhead, Penicuik and towards Peebles.
GB7EE coverage is also poor to the south of the Moorfoot hills . GB7SQ will fill in this coverage deficit ,overlap and enhance the coverage of GB7EE. It will be linked to other Scottish DMR Repeaters on Slot 2 Talkgroup 9 to the Brandmeister Reflector 4405 as a default and can be user switched to any of the Brandmeister reflectors.
Slot one will carry TG 91 World wide ( User activated access) TG 92 Europe wide, TG 93 North America and TG 9990 Echo Server.
Initial operation will be DMR only with D-Star and Fusion modes being added as the configuration of the other local repeaters change to accommodate this.
1st October 2018 The repeater was changed to an MMDVM configuration allowing multimode operation on DMR, (Brandmeister), P25, NXDN and D-Star this will run for the month of October when users will be consulted regarding their preferred configuration .
Reports of coverage, changes in sensitivity and general performance welcome . Please mail firstname.lastname@example.org with details. Rob MM1BJO .