GB3FW Repeater Site Update March 2022

Dave Williams/ March 28, 2022/ News and Information/ 0 comments

The Fort Widley, GB3FW DATV repeater, is looking to get on air, very soon. The transmitter, PA and receivers have been tested and are being built into racks. The PA has taken much longer than planned due to thermal testing and various tweaks to remove the need for any fan use where possible, in order to conserve power and maximise

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GB3FW Engineering Update

Dave Williams/ February 19, 2022/ News and Information/ 0 comments

Much work continues in order to get GB3FW up and running.  This includes working on the Antennas, Mast, Electronics and RF side.  Thanks to the working party Simon G0IEY, Frank G0LFI, Julia G0IUY and Dave G8PUO. Simon G0IEY has been busy on the antennas and mounting pole brackets.  Also repairing the Wind Generator Motor as it had unfortunately ceased up.

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GB3FW Site Real-Time Monitoring

Dave Williams/ February 10, 2022/ News and Information/ 0 comments

In order that a number of live remote repeater monitoring be provided, including the important real-time Solar, Wind charging and batteries voltage states, custom IoT monitors have been designed for the repeater site in order to continually upload MQTT (IoT), data and the results displayed on our website. In addition, a weather station will be added on the repeater cabin.

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GB3FW Gets its NoV

Frank Cotton/ January 27, 2022/ News and Information/ 0 comments

The SCART team are really pleased and thrilled to announce that our OFCOM application and Notice Of Variation (NoV), for the GB3FW DATV Repeater, at Fort Widley, has been successful and approved. GB3FW transmit frequency has been confirmed as 3406 MHz (3.406 GHz), Horizontal polarisation.  Further details will be updated on our website in due course. We would like

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BATC Streamer being tested locally

Dave Williams/ October 23, 2021/ News and Information/ 0 comments

As part of the repeater design, a BATC web streamer is focal in offering locals the ability to use the repeater as a test site. The initial hardware (until the NoV is hopefully granted), will obviously be receiver based for 23cm ATV, DATV and including 5665 MHz ATV.  The Portsdown system is the core of this and as such, the

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GB3IV Closedown

Dave Williams/ September 23, 2021/ News and Information

As some of you aware, GB3IV has just been 2nd NoV. This is the end of a long legacy, much history and it was not taken lightly. The main reason for this is that 23cm in the Portsmouth area is a real challenge, difficult coverage and our proposed site move would not be possible without frequency change. Equally the proposed

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GB3FW Submitted to OFCOM

Dave Williams/ September 22, 2021/ News and Information

Frequency Request for GB3FW Applicant is FRANCIS COTTON, G0LFI This is a NEW APPLICATION for a TELEVISION REPEATER on the 3GHZ band. Station to be located at IO90LU near PORTSMOUTH This is to be a TELEVISION Repeater. ETCC Region: South-East ETCC Vetting Agent is: G8GTZ Applicant comments: This is a new DATV application which will replace GB3IV at a new Fort Widley site. The callsign reflecting the important and historical heritage of the site.

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