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Our friends at GB7WF, the multi-mode digital repeater for the Wyre Forest, are trialing a user activated link to the cluster using TG 23575 ...
Take a look at their QRZ page here.
The cluster has been up and running for a little over 3 years and the network continues to grow. This year GB7CC, GB7GB and GB7DY joined to create a cluster that covers from the Shropshire / Cheshire borders down to Dursley and Stroud in Gloucestershire and across the West Midlands.
Although we are no longer a closed cluster, joining Brandmeister has allowed us to have the best of both worlds - a local network on TG 75 for mobile and portable users across the area with remote access for hotspots and more distant access on TG 23575 ... PLUS access to all the feature of the wider Brandmeister network for those that want it.
Many thanks to the following people for their continued support during 2018:
... and a few others who made anonymous donations via our PayPal MoneyPool.
Hopefully in 2019 we will see GB7OZ and GB7BX back on air and GB7WN and GB7EH will join the cluster to improve coverage even further.
GB7DY came on the air today, 17th December, at 10:15 this morning.
It will supplement coverage to the South West of Dudley across Merry Hill, Stourbridge, the Stour Valley and South Birmingham.
GB7DY will be on-air in the week for Christmas - so get ready and programme your radios!
It will supplement network coverage across Dudley, Merry Hill, The Stour Valley and South Birmingham.
GB7DY is now licensed - it will be on air as soon as we find a suitable repeater.
New application for GB7WN (co-located with GB3WN) to supplement coverage of GB7WD and GB7GB.
Great coverage for the Black Country!
We are pleased to announce that GB7GB in North Birmingham has now joined the Salop Cluster via Brandmeister!
As of Tuesday 4th September 2018, we are pleased to announce that GB7GT is back ...
Many thanks to all those involved in repairing the power cable to the site. Without your help and support this would not have been possible.
The central Brandmeister team have decided that they no longer support cluster configurations on talkgroups above 90 ... which means that TG 950 no longer works.
We have decided to use this as an opportunity to reconfigure our network and move the Salop Cluster to SLOT 1 / TG 75 linked to 23575.
The convention used across all repeaters in the Cluster is:
Repeater timeout is still set to 180 seconds and reflectors / dynamic talkgroups on Slot 2 drop out after 15 minutes.
THIS CONFIGURATION IS NOW LIVE
We found that Slot 1 was very under used, so moving the Cluster to Slot 1 will help share the load between people wanting local / mobile access and those wanting to work further afield and rare digital DX(!).
The Clee Hill / Ludlow repeater, GB7GT, is current off-air due to a major power problem at the transmission site.
It is being investigated by the keeper.
External access to the Cluster is now possible using the Brandmeister Talkgroup 23575 ...
This can be used for linking hot-spots and remote access via other Brandmeister repeaters.