GB3BY is a 70cm FM repeater in Chorley, Lancashire. The NOV holder is Dave Austin M0DKR.
It transmits on 430.9750MHz, and has a +7.6MHz split with a CTCSS access tone of 82.5Hz.
Please ensure your radio is set to FM narrow deviation 2.5KHz
GB3BY is connected GB3FC Hub
Several tones are used by the repeater to indicate its operational states.
When you transmit into the repeater and it's connected to another node, as you unkey, the gateway will reply with a morse K (dah-dit-dah) with a higher frequency of 1200Hz.
When you transmit into the repeater and it isn't connected to another node, as you unkey, the gateway will reply with a morse K (dah-dit-dah) with a lower frequency of 800Hz.
When a remote user on the network ends transmission you will hear a morse I ( dit-dit).
|Transmitter Frequency||430.9750 MHz|
|Receiver Frequency||438.5750 MHz|
|CTCSS Frequency||82.5 Hz|
|Allstar Node Number||565452|
|Antenna Height Above Ground||8m|
|Maximum Transmitter Power PEP||10.8 dBW, 12W|
To use a repeater you need to listen to its transmitter frequency and transmit on its receive frequency. This can be confusing so these are the settings you need for your radio.
Transmit on 438.5750MHz, receive on 430.9750MHz and select a CTCSS tone of 82.5Hz.
On many radios, you select the receive frequency of 430.9750MHz and an offset of plus 7.6MHz with a tone of 82.5Hz. You can use tone squelch if your radio has this function as the repeater transmits a CTCSS tone of 82.5Hz.
GB3BY can be linked to using Allstar node number 565452 and EchoLink GB3BY-R node