Bristol 6m (GB3ZY) Repeater Net - Info & Objective
All licensed Radio Amateurs who are able to
Net is conducted every Thursday night from 20.00hrs
is quite simple..
This week's MC will be Dave, G4FJH (he will be monitoring the repeater
Thank you to everyone who joined the
N.B. The GB3FH Repeater Group are aware of and support the Net and its Objective.
Why use a repeater for the Net?
We are very fortunate in the Bristol area to have an excellent but much under used resource (GB3ZY) already established and available to us. The question should really be; why NOT use the repeater for the Net?
A key advantage of using the repeater for our net is that..
EVERYONE CAN HEAR EVERYONE ELSE!
With some VHF/UHF nets this is not the case, meaning that there are sometimes long periods of silence for participants.
GB3ZY has an excellent coverage foot print. It offers users living in the more immediate Bristol area the means to communicate easily using lower power and / or compromise antenna systems, for example an FT817 using its own helical antenna. With a little more power and an outside antenna, stations from a much wider area, can gain access.
We anticipate and hope that our Net will act as a "spring-board" to increase activity generally on 6m. In line with this, If, during the Net, 2 or more people find they can hear each other on the repeater's input, they can, if desired, QSY to a simplex channel. We welcome this but ask that any QSY is to a 6m channel in line with the Net's Objective.
Suggested 6m freqs. for direct communication
/ testing etc.
Guide to Net operation
The Net operates in the manner of a conventional multi-way QSO, it is not controlled from the "center" at each handover as with some other nets.
Participants need only remember the person THEY pass transmission on to. (The MC will keep a record of the correct order in case of memory lapses, signings etc..)
If a new station calls into the Net please let the MC
take the next over to allow the running order to be revised.
Please wait for the second "pip" (or a second or two
if pips not working) before you take your
turn to transmit
to allow other stations that may be waiting to call in to the Net.
Now's there's a great time each week to put that new Icom 7300 (other rigs are available) to good use. Repeater set up info is available further down this page so find the "menu" button on your rig NOW and get programming.
Your Net needs YOU!
Members are asked promote the Net simply by mentioning our web address (bristolnet.org.uk) during their other QSOs during the week. This page is also listed on Google #1 by searching for "bristol repeater net" or simply "GB3ZY".
Any Member who wishes to be the Net's Master of Ceremonies for one week (or more) should contact Dave, G4FJH.
Repeater Keeper: Matt Beasant, G4RKY
Located on Dundry Hill, the aerial is mounted approx 25m AGL on the East facing leg of the mast facing along the top of Dundry Hill.
Repeater TX: 50.800MHz
Observed technical issues with repeater:
Connectivity Information Links
Sortable UK Repeater list with IRLP and Echolink codes
GB3ZY is linked to GB3FH and shares its online connectivity.
Information supplied by GB3FH Repeater Group
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Misc. Information Links
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6m (50mhz) abridged information
50.500-52.000MHz All Modes
This area of the Six Metre band is allocated to any mode with a maximum bandwidth up to 12.5kHz and is where you can find a mixture of:
Information supplied by the RSGB
image: view from East Dundry Hill looking towards the North East