Saturday, 24 December 2016


Happy New Year from the Ridgeway Repeater Group
We would like to wish a Healthy and Happy New Year to the current and past members of the RRG and all of those who have an interest in what we do.
We have some new projects for 2017 so keep in touch via the website and on the GB3WH, GB3TD & GB7TC repeaters.
Our current paid up members list is down compared to that of 2015,  so please check our website to see if you are a current member.  Many thanks.
We look forward to having a QSO with you soon.
73 from the RRG committee.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

New box for GB3TD

On Monday 29th August, Rob G4XUT and Andy G0UWS installed a Motorola repeater in place of the Storno base station on GB3TD.
This will now be on test to evaluate its performance compared with the original equipment.
Reports please to Rob or Andy.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Unpaid subscriptions

To all members, both past & present.
If you wish to be a member of the group for 2016 - 2017, & have not paid your subscription, could you please pay as soon as possible.
Thanking you in anticipation.
Neil M6CUE 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

GB7TC & Phoenix Network - Updated links

You can view the activity and monitor your signal strength here 

Link to Phoenix website is here 

PHOENIX DMR Live Monitor here 

Friday, 4 March 2016

Changes to GB3WH

Those of you who listen to WH will realise that we have made some changes as of yesterday.

The Repeater is now back on the correct metered supply with a new UPS in circuit following the site owner's repairs to the electrical circuit. They have also fixed the door, lock etc.  so the room is now secure.

The close down call sign has been removed as agreed some while ago. Hence the only ID is now the beacon.

One of the issues when the repeater was not on its' "normal" supply was that we had a double P at the end and at first we could not understand why. A look through the logic commands revealed the answer although a bit of thought would have told us.
When on normal supply at the end of the over we had two  E's. Well the parameter that drives this is the same one that drives the P.

So on a whim really I decided to go for a "single" only and as E is a bit short, needed to choose something else. K was the obvious one but TD has that and as some folk monitor both at the same time I plumped for R.

Thanks to Andy, G0UWS for help today.

Tony G4LDL

Saturday, 20 February 2016

February 2016 Newsletter (click here)

Modification to GB3TD logic setting

A slight modification was carried out on the GB3TD logic on the 13th February 2016.
The CTCSS (118.8hz) on time from the repeater after carrier drop is now set at 1 second and this means that on most radios if CTCSS (DEC) decode has been set, you will not hear the “K”.
The “K “ is still there but not with 118.8Hz sub audible tone on the carrier.
Some radios i.e Baofeng’s and some Yeasu’s have a different type of CTCSS decode system and therefore you may still hear the “K” even with CTCSS (DEC) decode on.
The reason we have made the change is to prevent the courtesy tone being transmitted on Echolink which also speeds up the handover time.
The change is a trial and will be reviewed at the next committee meeting in March.


Tuesday, 19 January 2016

GB7TC - Updates for links and monitor urls on Phoenix DMR

You can view the activity and monitor your signal strength here 

Link to Phoenix website is here 

PHOENIX DMR Live Monitor here 

To view the new Talk Groups click here

Latest TYT MD380 codeplug for TC on CC3 here (please feedback any issues

Explanation of talk groups and time slots on GB7TC can be downloaded here