GB3EG is a 70cm FM repeater in Wigan, Lancashire. The NOV holder is Gregg Smart M1EGH.
It transmits on 430.9125MHz, 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
GB3EG is connected to GB3FC Hub using the Allstar system.
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||430.9125 MHz|
|Receiver Frequency||438.5125 MHz|
|CTCSS Frequency||82.5 Hz|
|Allstar Node Number||54318|
|Antenna Height Above Ground||11m|
|Maximum Transmitter Power PEP||7 dBW, 5W|
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 430.9125MHz and select a CTCSS tone of 82.5Hz.
On many radios, you select the receive frequency of 430.9125MHz 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.
GB3EG can be linked to using Allstar node number 54318.