News

Monday 11th April

Thanks to Kevin and Nick we have fitted a new Halo antenna

for the 437 MHz DATV band. Reports will be appreciated.

John 

Halo Antenna for 437 MHz.

Hon Sec MCBARG

 

Tuesday March 8th 2022

I am pleased to announce that the electrical hazard we had at the repeater site after the storm damage has been eliminated. On behalf of the repeater group and all Cornish amateur radio users I thank Alan G3XPY and Nick G7KFQ for their work at the repeater site making it safe. All services are normal.

73 to all stations

John G0VDU

Hon Sec MCBARG

 

Monday March 7th 2022

I am informed that there will be a loss of services on Tuesday 8th March during the morning when important alterations are made to the Repeater site mains supply.

We apologize for this interruption in our services but it is essential work after the recent gales. 

73 to all stations

John G0VDU

Hon Sec MCBARG

 

 

Monday 7 March 2022

Paul G6MNJ reports with Kevin M0BFB the NoV holder that he has changed the parameters for GB3NQ to Output is 1316, Symbol Rate 1500, FEC 3/4 DVBS-2.

Stations with Sat receivers will need to update their device to get a picture.

73 and D5 to all DATV stations John G0VDU.

 

Wednesday 23-2-22 

Team MCBARG were on site yesterday working around our gale demolished shed.

It was necessary to isolate our electrical feed to and from the shed and make it all safe for us to continue with our service. Nick G7KFQ and Alan G3XPY have made it safe and today spare parts permitting will rewire the repeater rooms so that the old shed system is totally redundant. We thank Alan for his electrical know how along with Nick who have saved the group considerable expense. They have also achieved minimum down time for our services. It still is possible that there will be a short interruption to our services when the final switch over is completed.

John G0VDU

Hon Sec MCBARG

 

Tuesday 22-2-2022

We regret the loss of our repeater. The repeater site suffered a total failure

of our electricity distribution point. This was due to the recent gale and we

have brought in experts to see how we might remedy the situation. There

may be on going costs to get us back on line and we may have to ask our

users and supporters to dig in their pockets for financial assistance. The

RSGB have been informed of our failure and your repeater group committee

are working to restore normal service as soon as possible.

 

John G0VDU

Hon Sec Mid Cornwall Beacon and Repeater Group.