Kidderminster Repeater Group
Details of the GB3KC repeater
Location: Stourbridge, West Midlands
|Frequency TX:||430.900 MHz|
|Frequency RX:||438.500 MHz|
|Split TX/RX:||7.6 MHz|
|1750 Hz Access:||No|
|First On-Air:||January 2015|
|Radio:||Kyodo KG106 full duplex unit|
|Antenna:||White Stick Collinear|
|Power:||22 W ERP|
|Computer:||Pentium 200 / DOS 7.00|
|Software:||E-Link – repeater & Echolink controller|
Repeater CW identity and user requirements
These are transmitted periodically as required by the license condition giving it’s callsign & CTCSS code. There are several “handover” codes sent at the end of a received over, normally a “K”, but if there is a normal Echolink station connected, this is replaced by a “C”, with an extra delay, and if the hand over is from an Echolink station, this will be an “I”. If an “O” is sent, this indicates that the audio was “over” deviating.
Users should wait for the handover tone to reset the repeater and also to allow any other user to call in.
Most of the standard Echolink DTMF commands are available, but with specific operating requirements.The “08” command will give the current status.
For connection & disconnection commands, these will be “ignored”, unless they are preceded by audio and users should identify themselves with such words as:-
“G9XYZ connecting” followed by the required DTMF node number, or short cut code “without” releasing their ptt.
“G9XYU disconnecting” followed by the disconnection code of either “#” or “73”, which will disconnect the “last” station connected.
Before disconnecting any connection, it is advisable to issue the”08” command to confirm who is connected. If there is more than one station connected, for example “three stations”, and you wish to disconnect the “second” station in the list, this can be done by issuing the command “#2”. (“#n” will disconnect the “n.th” station listed by the “08” command)
The list of short codes can be found here, please let us know any Echolink Nodes that you would like added to the list via the Contact Form. These are a “3 digit code” that can be used instead of the full node number.