Probably easier just to say head over to the web site of the repeater, http://gb3oa.org.uk and take a look around there.
Since coming back on air, activity has been good, the coverage from the new site is certainly more in line with the NOV, and now that the internet linking is back on too, there are plenty of opportunities to work stations all over the world from just a handheld in and around Southport.
Have fun to all those licensed who are near enough to be able to access it!
After a prolonged absence, GB3OA is back on air, this time from its new site.
I’m in the process of re-working a new website for it, please keep an eye on http://gb3oa.wordpress.com for now, the aim is not only to port a lot of the content from the old site, but also to keep the new site up to date with the latest news on the repeater.
For the minute, it’s only been turned back on and some quick checks run, the intention is to do a full check up in a few days once it’s bedded in. For now at least, the internet linking will remain off.
Just a quick heads up for all the local radio amateurs that listen to or use Southport’s repeater GB3OA.
For some months now, it’s been planned to move the repeater to a new site. After some issues along the way, that move is about to start. Tomorrow (Thursday 28th February), the repeater will be taken off air for some maintenance, to ensure that when it’s moved, it’s been checked out and given a clean bill of health before it’s installed at its new location.
I hope to have it back on air sooner rather than later, but will keep everyone up to date regarding progress.
Some may have noticed that over recent months the performance of the repeater hasn’t been great, I suspect it’s due to an excessive level of noise around the input frequency at the current site. From what I can tell, the noise at the new site is far less, so we’ll just have to hope that the situation improves once its moved. The new site is fairly close to the existing one, so there shouldn’t be any significant change in the coverage.