Galway VHF Group Digital Projects to go Live

Following rigorous bench testing, the Galway VHF Group Digital Projects will be going live from their new site on the Western side of Galway City this weekend (3/4 November 2018).

The 70cm DMR repeater, EI7RHD, operates on 439.450 MHz O/P and 430.450 MHz I/P with a power output of 30 watts into a 9db Gain Colinear antenna.

The Multimode Digital Gateway, EI2GCD, will initially run DMR and Yaesu Fusion on 144.850 MHz running 20 watts into a dipole antenna. There are facilities to add more digital modes such as D-Star and P25 should the need arise.

The Galway Wires-X gateway, EI2SHD, operates on 144.8125 MHz and is operational from the Salthill area running 20 watts. This will facilitate experimentation with Wires-X networking in conjunction with the Galway Fusion Repeater EI2TBR.

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Catalonia 70cm RB-TV Beacon

On 23rd October 2018 a 70cm RB-TV beacon was installed in Catalonia.

The beacon is based on a remote controlled raspberry pi with F5OEO software, located at the top of Montjuïc mountain in Barcelona (JN11BI).

Transmission frequency 434,5MHz, power 1w, 2 element Yagui, F5OEO software. Project was conducted by EA3CNO (Antoni) and EA3ANS (Joaquim). There has been reception reports from Terrassa, 25Km north of Barcelona.

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Portuguese Beacons Re-activated

The Portuguese ARLA - Associação de Radioamadores do Litoral Alentejano has re-activated VHF and UHF multi beacons CS5BAL - CW in Aldeia dos Chãos, IM57px.

  • Beacon - 50.076 MHz

    • PWR: 2,5W

    • ANT: H Dipole

  • Beacon - 144.410 MHz

    • PWR: 3W

    • Ant: X50

  • Beacon - 432.425 MHz:

    • PWR: 5W

    • Ant: X50

  • Baliza de 1296.825 MHz

    • PWR: 8W

    • Ant: ALFORD SLOT in H Polarization