GB7WW goes Live On Air, Final Rally Planning Meeting and more 40m Ops

It is with great pleasure to announce that GB7WW, a new 70cm DMR repeater, was switched on by Brian G6HUI at 19:15 hours on Tuesday 25th July 23. The repeater is connected to the South West Cluster and runs just two Talk Groups; TG950 and TG9. Coverage reports would be most welcome but initial reports all around Chippenham are excellent. We hope to have a presentation evening about the repeater and in particular about the South West Cluster over coming months.

Here we see Brian G6HUI switching on GB7WW:

A number of QSOs were made that evening via the new repeater and here we see John G0JYL in QSO with Nev G3LMO

John G0JYL using the Anytone AT878UV Plus

At 8pm we held a final Rally Planning meeting and Chairman Brian outlined our plans and arrangements for Sunday’s rally. It certainly looks as though its going to be a big one.

Once the Rally meeting was over the remainder of the evening was spent holding general radio discussions and talks. We welcomed two new members Ron G1OKD and SWL Thomas who hopes to take his Foundation Licence in the near future.

Jacek (M0PLS) once again tried out the 40m Double Bazooka and made plenty of contacts under the Club callsign of GX3VRE. Jacek is already planning for HF Field Day activities and will be looking for operators to assist with that event in September.

GX3VRE Operations on 40m with the Double Bazooka antenna.

That’s all for this week but we hope to see as many of you as possible on Sunday at the Wiltshire Radio Rally and Car Boot Sale – whatever the weather the rally is On On On !