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17/05/2019 LATEST

The repeater group will soon receive its rental documentation for signing. We will be able to get the UHF repeaters GB7MT & GB3SU on air in due course after that, it will take a little longer to get GB7MT internet linked, the VHF repeaters GB3SH & GB7IV will follow in due course. Were sorry we cannot give dates as we dont have that information yest please regard this notice as soon and pending!
In the meantine do as We do: turn your radios on 433.200 & 439.575! with the correct modes and shifts and tones,: reception reports of all traffic before turn on and afterward are welcome!

The committee
09/05/2019 GIFT OF BATTERY'S

The Repeater group is pleased to announce we have received a gift of not one, but two 190Amp, 12Volt, 66Kg cells to act as standby power supply for each set of repeaters when they come on air .."soon", We are not in a position to say when yet, as we dont know, but soon is the point.

GB7MT the fusion repeater & GB3SU the Southampton Suburban UHF speech repeater will come on air first, this is due to installation complications.

01/05/2019

The South Hampshire Repeater Group Raffle

The SHRG is giving you an opportunity to win a brand new FT70 FM Fusion hand held radio with 3 year warranty. Also there are some runner up prizes. Such as an Alpha Tronix Power Supply & a selection of Insulators.

The date of the draw will be anounced soon when we hope to have a full Fusion Demonstration Details of venue will be published here and on Facebook.

Raffle tickets will be on sale from various outlets and SHRG Committee members. Contact us via the website for your interest £5 a strip and £10 two strips includes a years membership to the group.

Details will be here on our website & our Facebook page.

You can also come along to the next meeting of the Southampton Amateur Radio Club where members of SHRG will be on hand with raffle tickets.

The next meeting is at The Peartree Inn Wednesday 15th May 7:30pm SO19 5GZ



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25/04/2019 GB7MT TEST RESULTS

Wednesdays "test" proved interesting, We did not work any real distances this is likely caused by the woods, the 3 tower blocks, and the many smaller 4 story blocks that are in Thornhill, certainly where gaps exist at ground level, stations were heard at some distance from the Repeater, This showed both Hythe & Chandlers Ford will be able to work the repeater from Handhelds in the open as we worked G7POC & G7AFT in side their homes, both at about 5 miles from MT. Of interest these handhelds were the furthest worked! Things will of course improve when the repeater is 160 ft higher, well above the tree line, and other buildings.

2E1PHW reported he could not hear the tests as his location on the East side of the Isle of Wight, as he is jammed out by the multimode crocodile repeater at Brighton, which has been given our channel,.. We assume this is an oversight by the RSGB, as we have been allocated this formally clear channel for the last two years.

We found that the repeater keeps its power level maintained, despite the voltage drop on the battery, down to 11.9Volts after 2 1/2 hours, We also found that the Solar panel can charge up the standby battery, and that that battery can run the Repeater in TX mode for an extended time, despite it only being a 40Amphour cell.

In all nine stations were worked, we are aware through Facebook that other did try and we give out thanks to you for trying, Many of the stations involved had their first taste of Fusion working, and through a Fusion repeater, We noted too that there are several "open" Wifi systems usefully in range of the site which may well help us prove "fusion linking!"
Our thanks to: in order of working: 2E0ZBE G7AFT M6RGQ M3LWS M6RGQ/M G2BFC G7POC/P and the babysitter G4MYS who had the repeater in a tranny van in the car park, if you heard it and could not get in please send in your report !

Our working conditions was 20 Watts from the duplexer to a mag mount just 8ft up, at least for a few hours we were Britians newest repeater, and the lowest off the ground!

09/04/2019

Repeaters MT & SU On Test

We will be testing GB7MT from site but at lower elevation on Wednesday 24th 19:00 local time if anyone fusion (C4FM) would like to make contct it will be much appriciated.


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03/04/2019

The South Hampshire Repeater Group Raffle

The SHRG is giving you an opportunity to win a brand new FT70 FM Fusion hand held radio with 3 year warranty. Also there are some runner up prizes.

Very soon raffle tickets will be on sale from various outlets and SHRG Committee members.

Details will be here on our website & our Facebook page.

You can also come along to the next meeting of the Southampton Amateur Radio Club where members of SHRG will be on hand with raffle tickets.

The next meeting is at The Peartree Inn Wednesday 17th April 7:30pm SO19 5GZ


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21/03/2019

A Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Firstly nice to see those who turned up to the Southampton Amateur Radio Club AGM last night. Those in attendance will know that we have had a lease agreement
with our landlord from the solicitors now that we can agree on. We hope to meet with them in the next few days to finalise the last bits and we should
be able to move on to the sight very soon. We dont have an on air date as yet but it is hoped that we may have one or two of the four repeaters on air in May.

Andy G4MYS

20/03/2019 AGM
Southampton Amateur Radio Club Meeting
WEDNESDAY 20th March 2019

The Southampton Amateur Radio Club meet at The Peartree Inn Southampton on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

We The South Hampshire Repeater Group are also there for any questions and to report progress.

You can also get information on the Radio Amateur courses for those starting and those who wish to progress.

New and old members always welcome. Good to see some of the old members coming back and returning to the airways.

WEDNESDAY Evening: 20th March at the Peartree Inn, Woolston, SO19 7GZ

19:00 for 19:30 : large car park, no worries parking!

Drink policy: we purchase our own they sell soft drinks / Coffee, water and booze! however they don't do meals.

28/01/2019

HARWELL RALLY SUNDAY 10th FEBRUARY

We will be at the Harwell ARS Rally Didcot with our sales stand to help raise repeater funds. We have many items so please do come along to support or to say hello and talk about our repeater progress.

Details of the rally are here Click for FLYER & MAP

Andy G4MYS

15/01/2019

PROGRESS UPDATE

Firstly a Happy New Year to our followers and soon to be users.

To update you all as its been very quiet over the past months and we are sorry on no recent updates this is because there is no progress to update on. Unfortunatly we can not give you an On air date yet. As soon as we have it it will be posted on our web site and Facebook pages.

All four repeaters were licenced from the Thornhill site between August and Dec 2017,

Planning permission was granted by SCC by End of 2017,

Only then could we start negotiating with the Landlord.

Early 2018 we get our "Heads of Lease document".

This is checked by Solicitors for both us and the Landlord, at landlords request.

We are at this stage: Several of the Landlords departments need to make "comments" and us agree, and give the "OK"

Once both parties have agreed and signed , then we get the keys

We have all the equipment to fit with the exception of the cables for the duplexer of GB7IV which has been lost by G4HCL's Girlfriend.

It is our intention to run our four repeaters from this site, digitally linked for MT & IV.

Let us make it clear: We are not running a digital repeater in Portsmouth, and don't have any interest in DMR repeaters, despite their locations or callsigns.

SHRG Committee

Southampton Amateur Radio Club Meeting WEDNESDAY 16th JANUARY 2019

The Southampton Amateur Radio Club meet at The Peartree Inn Southampton.

The South Hampshire Repeater Group are also there for any questions and to report progress.

You can also get information on the Radio Amateur courses for those starting and those who wish to progress.

New and old members always welcome. Good to see some of the old members coming back and returning to the airways.

WEDNESDAY Evening: 16th January at the Peartree Inn, Woolston, SO19 7GZ

19:00 for 19:30 : large car park, no worries parking!

Drink policy: we purchase our own they sell soft drinks / Coffee, water and booze! however they don't do meals.