GB7JL - LOWTON DMR REPEATER

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      CURRENT STATUS: OPERATIONAL

There are no planned maintenance outages during the next seven days


Thanks to G4HGI for the mention on page 63 of October 2017 RADCOM


The GB7JL Brandmeister DMR Repeater formerly located in Golborne is now located in Lowton just 1.25km south of the Golborne Location but still in the Borough of Wigan.
Locator: IO83rl                            WAB Square: SJ69
The repeater is under the management and ownership.of Alan G1EFU

When my son M3JON died my wife and I had nobody to becone the beneficiary to our wills so we decided to make the RSGB Legacy Fund the benificary and I set about putting this into action by making contact with the RSGB requesting information I received a TWO WORD email from the then general manager saying "Read Website" I made three more atempts to obtain the information I required and our DRM Dave Wilson also made contact for me but still no reply. 
At this point seeing how much was already in the Legacy Fund I decided they must have enough and did not need our money so we decided that we would leave it to a local Christian charity.
It was at this time the owner of the Golborne repeater GB7JL decided to close it down and after some discussion with some other local amateurs and the NOV holder it was decided that I would fund the replacement repeater in John's memory so the repeater is now GB7 John's Legacy  
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NORTH WEST LINK
Slot 1 - Talk Group 23520
GB7JL Lowton  -  GB7DJ Northwich
GB7WX Tarvin  -  GB7JC Bootle
GB7BF Blackpool South Shore
See Brandmeister Page for coverage maps
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HUBNET - Slot 1, Talk Group 23526

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If you are thinking about or are new to DMR radio
before you do anything download and read the booklet

"A SIMPLE GUIDE TO DMR IN THE UK" 

The New Version is now available in an on-line format . 
From the people who provide the Phoenix Network,
but unbiased and includes all current networks and clusters/

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The "OLD" PDF version can be found here: http://www.dmr-uk.net/index.php/about-dmr/

MOONRAKER HT-500D - TYT MD-9600 - ANYTONE AT-D868UV - TYT MD-UV380

AND CLONES, DUAL BAND DMR RADIOS

CODE PLUG V7.02 WRITE UP

CREATED BY : CHRIS, 2E0UCW

 RELEASED ON 2018-07-27

CLICK HERE


Timeslot-1

  • TG 9  -  Local Current non linked repeater (Subject to change)
  • TG 23520 - North West Link GB7JL (Lowton), GB7DJ (Northwich), GB7WX (Tarvin) & GB7JC (Bootle),             GB7BF (Blackpool)
  • TG 23526 - Hubnet (All*Star)
  • 9990 Echo Test on TS-1 or TS-2, is a Private call ( NOT a Group Call ) In YOUR Contact List.
Timeslot-2
Timeslot 2 implements the use of reflectors similar to the Dstar network. The easiest way to use the reflector is to program your radio with Talkgroup 9 (local) in timeslot 2. This is the only talkgroup you will need for a QSO on the reflector.

To link and unlink the reflector, program the radio with the reflector number as a group call on timeslot 2. To link to a reflector, select the reflector number from the contacts list and transmit for about 1 second. The repeater should respond with a voice announcement, "Connect to reflector xxxx". Then go back to Talkgroup 9 to make a QSO. 
To unlink select 4000 from the contacts list, transmit for about 1 second, and you should hear a voice announcement "Reflector Disconnected". 

To enquire about the reflector link status call 5000, and the repeater will respond with the currently linked reflector.

If you do not have the North West Link in your code plug use this method to connect to it using the reflector number 4412*

ACTIVE Reflectors in the UK.

4400 UK.

4401 UK Chat

4402 UK Chat

4403 UK 3. 

4404 Ireland.

4405 Scotland. 

4406 Wales. 

4407 UK 7. 

4408 UK Test

4412 TG23520 North West *

9990 Parrot

© Darren Yoxley M3LOX

Some people are confused when writing code plugs

THE Repeater TX frequency is 430.9625 MHz, and the RX frequency is 438.5625 MHz

But the transceiver TX frequency is 438.5625 and the RX frequency is 430.9625

See the screen shots below,

The first is what is shown for GB7JL on the ETCC website and the second is how to add it to the codeplug


This information is the same when programming Analogue repeaters into your codeplug

 
CHIRP SETTINGS: FOR GB7JL IN ANALOGUE MODE 
Frequency: 438.562500   -   Name: GB7JL   -   Tone Mode: Tone   -   Tone: 82.5   -   Duplex: Minus   -   Mode: NFM   -   Power: High

PREDICTED COVERAGE OF GB7JL

Digital Simplex Channels
DMR VHF FREQUENCIES.
Name       Frequency              Use
               144.6125 Mhz         Calling channel
               144.6375 Mhz
               144.6500 Mhz
               144.6750 Mhz
               144.6875 Mhz
Colour Code: 1. Talk Group: 9 Admit Criteria = Always In Call Criteria = Always

DMR UHF FREQUENCIES
Name       Frequency             Use
DH1         438.5875 Mhz
DH2         438.6000 Mhz
DH3         438.6125 Mhz        Calling Channel
DH4         438.6250 Mhz
DH5         438.6375 Mhz
DH6         438.6500 Mhz
Colour Code: 1. Talk Group: 9 Admit Criteria = Always In Call Criteria = Always
However if you feel the need to donate please consider making one to the UKFMGW tell them you are a GB7JL user

GB7JL is not a UKFMGW Repeater
it is financed in memory of M3JON,
but we ask our users to support UKFMGW and help maintain it's network of repeaters.

BM LAST HEARD

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GB7JL   LAST HEARD

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Welcome to the website of the new relaunched GB7JL repeater now located in Lowton less than quarter of a mile from the original site.


It is located in the borough of Wigan but just half a mile from the boundary with Warrington on Winwick Lane railway bridge and just one mile from the boundary with St.Helens at Haydock Island (M6 J23)

Repeater Summary 

Details for GB7JL


Keeper/NoV holder:  

ALAN NIXON [G1EFU]

 
Band: 70CM  (RU77)  

 

Output frequency: 430.9625 MHz  

RX Frequency: 438.5625 MHz


This is a multi-mode 

DIGITAL VOICE repeater 

This repeater also has

ANALOGUE VOICE capability

[CTCSS tone  82.5Hz (D)]


This Digital Repeater has

DMR capability cc:1 


Connectivity: BRANDMEISTER 

ETCC Region: North England


Location: LOWTON WIGAN


Repeater DMR ID: 235203

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CLICK MAP BELOW

for interactive map of 

Brandmeister UK repeaters

Here is a link to an excellent guide to DMR from John Miklor K3NXU

Remember John is American so you will have to Anglicise it

www.miklor.com/DMR/#DMRbasics 


Access Code: A.E 7  Copyright © 2017 G1EFU

Martin Higgins MM0DUN the keeper of the GB7DD Dundee repeater has an excellent website by default with a Scotland bias but full of useful information for DMR users please visit www.gb7dd.co.uk