GB7JL - LOWTON DMR REPEATER

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      CURRENT STATUS: OPERATIONAL

There are no planned maintenance outages during the next seven days


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 become the beneficiary to our wills so we decided to make the RSGB Legacy Fund the beneficiary 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 attempts 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 (who was not the owner) 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
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The Coverage of GB7JL appears from User plotting to favour the directions
towards North Lancashire and Manchester - Please leave feedback at [email protected]
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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 2020 Version is now available in an on-line format . 
From Chris Waters, it is unbiased and includes all current networks and clusters 
The "NEW 2020" on-line version can be downloaded here: Click Here
http://www.dmrguide.uk

Another informative site is from F5VMR   wwwlf5vmr.wordoress.com

MOONRAKER HT-500D - TYT MD-9600 - ANYTONE AT-D868UV - TYT MD-UV380 - RETEVIS RT3S

AND CLONES, DUAL BAND DMR RADIOS CODE PLUG V7.02 WRITE UP 

CREATED BY : CHRIS, 2E0UCW   RELEASED ON 2018-07-27  CLICK HERE

Brandmeister Global intend to switch off reflectors by Christmas 2020
Many UK repeaters including GB7JL have already removed Reflectors 
including all the DMR Scotland repeaters
watch this page for further updates
Read the full News Release from Brandmeister >>>> CLICK HERE

USA NO LONGER USE REFLECTORS. USA ONLY USE TALK GROUPS
Outside USA if you use 4639 - TG91 the USA stations will NOT hear you
To talk to USA you will HAVE to use Talk Groups
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REFLECTOR TO TALK GROUP CHART

             TG235   UK

4400  -  TG2350 UK / World

4401  -  TG2351 Chat

4402  -  TG2352 Chat

4403  -  TG2353 Chat

4404  -  TG2354 Ireland

4405  -  TG2355 Scotland

4406  -  TG2356 Wales

4409  -  TG2359 Kernow

4410  -  TG23500 S.West

4411  -  TG23510 S.East

4412  -  TG23520 North West

4414  -  TG23540 Ireland Chat

4415  -  TG23550 Scotland Chat

4416  -  TG23560 North East

4417  -  TG23570 Wales Chat

4418  -  TG23580 W.Midlands

4420  -  TG23522 Wires X

             TG23531 RAYNET-UK  (Linked with Phoenix UK)

4419  -  TG23590 E.Midlands

4426  -  TG23562 M62 Corridor

4433  -  TG2625 Germany (Bridge to XRF433B)


CLICK THIS LINK For Global chart go to our Brandmeister page


GB7JL and the Hubnet repeater GB7HN have the same coverage area So if you can use GB7HN for Hubnet contacts it keeps GB7JL free for other users 

GB7JL Updated 22nd June 2020 Talkgroups subject to change or removal without notice 

Reflectors have been disconnected 


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  • TG 235 UK
  • TG 23520 - North West Link* GB7JL (Lowton), GB7DJ (Northwich), GB7WX (Tarvin),  GB7JC (Bootle), & GB7BF (Blackpool)
  • TG 2356   - Wales*
  • TG 23526 - Hubnet 
  • TG 23414 - North West Radio Group
  • TG 23562 - M62 Corridor

  • TG 9990 Echo Test on TS-1 and TS-2, is a Private call ( NOT a Group Call ) In YOUR Contact List.

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    TS 2350 UK Wide*
also accessible from the Phoenix Network User Activated

Brandmeister Global intend to switch off reflectors before Christmas 2020
Many of the English and Welsh repeaters including GB7JL have removed reflectors 
and all the DMR Scotland have done so.
Check the repeater you intend to use to see if it has been updated

watch this page for further updates

Read the full News Release from Brandmeister >>>> CLICK HERE  

NEWS FROM DMR SCOTLAND

The Administrators of the BrandMeister Network have made the decision to end support for Reflectors on their Network  at the end of 2020 because the Network.  Alistair GM7RYR has decided to implement the changes on GB7DE, GB7EE, and GB7SQ Repeaters earlier than the end of the year.

The new graphic below shows the allocation of Talkgroups on some of the Scottish Repeaters (GB7EE, GB7DE, and GB7SQ), this change was active as of Midnight on Friday the 17th of April 2020.

NEWS FROM DMR SCOTLAND

The Administrators of the BrandMeister Network have made the decision to end support for Reflectors on their Network  at the end of 2020 because the Network.  Alistair GM7RYR has decided to implement the changes on GB7DE, GB7EE, and GB7SQ Repeaters earlier than the end of the year.

The new graphic shows the allocation of Talkgroups on some of the Scottish Repeaters (GB7EE, GB7DE, and GB7SQ), this change was active as of Midnight on Friday the 17th of April 2020.   www,dmrscotland.co.uk  



GB7DD has secured a new location and is now licensed see ETCC website or dmrscotland.co.uk website for details

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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

Welcome to the website of the GB7JL repeater located in Lowton 

It is located in the borough of Wigan but just half a mile from the boundary with Warrington on Winwick Lane (Dolly's Bridge) railway bridge and just one mile from the boundary with St.Helens at Haydock Island (M6 J23) it is half a mile from Leigh at Plank Lane lift Bridge and 2 miles to Leigh Town centre. It is about 5 miles from Wigan, Warrington and St Helens Town Centres and about 20 miles from Liverpool and Manchester. Click for Lowton Website many Amateurs will know Lowton as the venue of the Red Rose Rally for many years until the demise of the Civic Halls. Click for Red Rose Rally

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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 (IO83RL)


Repeater DMR ID: 235203

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CHOTA  GB1LIM

Churches and Chapels on the Air

Lowton Independent Methodist Church

12th September 2020

Website: Click Here

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Also available in the Wigan Area
GB3EG
70 cms Analogue Repeater
Output frequency: 430.9125 MHz  RX Frequency: 438.5125 MHz
CTCSS tone is 82.5 Hz
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GB7HN
70 cms HubNet Analogue Repeater
Output frequency: 430.8750 MHz  RX Frequency: 438.4750 MHz
CTCSS tone is 82.5 Hz
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GB7WM
West Manchester Radio Club
Output frequency: 439.6875 MHz  RX Frequency: 430.6875 MHz
This Repeater ts FUSION only 
www.wmrc.co.uk

MB7APL
FM Simplex Gateway Atherton
Output frequency: 430.0375 MHz  RX Frequency: 430.0375 MHz
CTCSS: 82.5 Hz

GB7JL has no association with the above repeaters, this information is provided as an aid to local amateurs

BM LAST HEARD

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GB7JL   LAST HEARD

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CLICK MAP BELOW

for interactive map of Brandmeister UK repeaters

Click map below for All known Repeaters in North West England and North East Wales.  All Modes Enlarge map to see multiple repeaters on a site.

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  

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Last Update: 20th June 2020