Monday, March 17, 2014

A welcome note from our repeater keeper (Dave gd4hoz)

Last week, the communications division rigger was able to reinstate our antenna at its temporary location on the west leg of the Snaefell tower. Today (17-03-04), the final termination of the cable was completed and the two repeaters – GB3GD and GB3IM-S – were once again back on the air at about 14:30.
Signals appear to be good so far, with a couple of Irish stations heard shortly after we came back on the air. 

DX, in the shape of 2D0FHG operating from his porch, was also heard on ‘GD!
We still have some intermod problems with GB3GD, and we plan to visit the site again once the trams are running in order to attempt an investigation.
It is hoped that the summer will afford an opportunity to have the antenna re-located to a more favourable position.

In the meantime, thanks are due to those who helped to get us going again.

This is very good news for the Isle of Man and amateur radio around our location; we all look towards lots of enjoyable repeater use.

(Click above for a clear image)

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