GB7TE: D-STAR Repeater
On Saturday 18th July 2015 at 14:25z, GB7TE was connected to the D-STAR network.
GB7TE has replaced the GB3TE repeater which was active for nearly 25 years, serving the local area well. However over the last few years, usage of GB3TE has dwindled and so we decided to look into the possibility of a D-STAR repeater in the area.
It took over a month of configuring and tweaking to get GB7TE successfully configured and the repeater actually went on air on Friday the 17th July but wasn't connected to the network until the 18th.
Whereas some D-STAR repeater groups and owners prefer users to leave their repeaters unlinked, we're very happy for our users to do whatever they want. If you want to leave it linked to a reflector and just monitor what's going on around the world, you can do what you like. We don't insist on the repeater being unlinked after use.
You can see the current status of GB7TE by clicking here (this page will be automatically updated every five minutes).
On Thursday the 11th November 2015 at 17:00z, regular voice idents were added to GB7TE.
Channel: RV62 (R7)
Output: 145.775 MHz
Input: 145.175 MHz
Location: TM218172 - JO01ot
Out of all the repeaters and services we operate, GB7TE is the most expensive to keep on air due to the internet connection.
There is no official repeater group for our repeaters but if you would like to make a donation to the Martello Tower Group group to help fund the repeaters (we have a regular monthly cost for the internet services used by GB7TE and GB7CL) then we will be happy to accept it.
You can donate either via post to the repeater keeper:
Tony Horsman, G0MBA
12 Hanwell Close,
Essex. CO16 7HF
Or you can donate via PayPal. All contributions are gratefully received and will go towards the upkeep of the repeaters and other projects undertaken by the Martello Tower Group. Donations are not used for special event stations and DXpeditions.
You can see a list of everyone who has donated to help support the Martello Tower Group by clicking here.
Bill (left), Ray (right) and Etholle (below). The 'voices of TE'
Martello Tower Group, 2009-2021