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How many repeaters does NORWICH actually need?

Postby Staffs Paul » Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:48 pm

Regardless of the post title I am very happy to see an abundance of amature repeaters in an area but it does seem strange when many elsewhere are closing down.

It seems there are another 2 new repeaters now operational in norwich in a very small area along with the existing ones. 4 of these are 70cm repeaters and 1 is 2m as follows

GB3NR NORWICH (ANALOGUE)
GB7DS NORWICH (DUALMODE)
GB3JC NORWICH (ANALOGUE)
GB7NB NORWICH (DIGITAL)
GB3NB NORWICH (ANALOGUE)

all of these in a very small area and all of them are active?

the example on the map below shows just the 70cm repeaters

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70cm repeaters in Norwich
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Re: How many repeaters does NORWICH actually need?

Postby m0lsx » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:35 pm

GB3NB. (2 meters.) The last time I listened it had a small group of individuals who would sit on it for hours at a time from home based stations running 50 watts into the repeater via colinear antennas & from locations where 5 watts or less from a handheld would give a fully quietening signal.
Often it was possible to have NB all day & only hear one callsign used..The repeaters.
GB3NR, 70CM. Very quiet & has had problems. At one time someone local to it, used something electrical that use to keep this open for many hours at a time. NR is run by a different group to the others & has been used very little during my time listening in this area..About 20 years.
You missed the 6 meter repeater GB3JX from your list..This shows as currently off air. But I have heard occasional activity on it & it looks from the JC/JX site that they want a 10 meter repeater too!!!!! Oh joy, that will jam some of the foreign repeaters out during lift conditions.
It looks like we now have three different groups running repeaters in & around the city.
The other repeaters I know nothing about. But I would guess there are at least couple of Death Star repeaters.
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Re: How many repeaters does NORWICH actually need?

Postby m0lsx » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:38 pm

The Sheringham repeater is below a ridge. The highest point in Norfolk is along that ridge & means that many who live along the coast only have the Sheringham the Wells or Lincolnshire repeaters to access.
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Re: How many repeaters does NORWICH actually need?

Postby 2E0UCW » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:37 pm

GB7NB is a D-Star repeater.

GB7DS is a DMR not a dual mode repeater - it's linked to numerous other DMR repeaters around London & SE England via Talk Group 8 Slot 2.
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Re: How many repeaters does NORWICH actually need?

Postby Alfie » Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:14 am

I think BRISTOL have a lot more :wink:
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Re: How many repeaters does NORWICH actually need?

Postby 2E0UCW » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:40 pm

The London and surrounding area is getting a lot more DMR repeaters.

GB7MP co-located with GB3LW and GB7LO co-located with GB7OK.

Plus many more around the M25.
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