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Ashdown Forest Repeater Group 

Turners Hill, West Sussex
Ashdown Forest Repeater Group 2016

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Friday 30th September 2016

GB7MH went on-line as a Dual mode repeater using new hardware MMDVM based repeater.

Sunday 26th February 2017

As of today the MMDVM Repeater has been updated to MMDVMHost version dated 20170206 and MMDVM dated also 20170206.  GB7MH now supports Talker Alias, The Talker Id data is now shown only once per transmission in the log to reduce the amount of log data. This could be extracted by dashboards for increased info. This data is still logged even if the extra data (Talker Id and Embedded GPS) is disabled on your MMDVM.  Also improvements to reduce the grasshopper sound in between overs has been implemented.

Saturday 2nd October 2017

As of today the MMDVM Repeater has been updated to MMDVMHost version dated 20170719 and MMDVM dated also 20170501.  GPS tracking should now be fixed with other bug fixes and enhancemnts.

Saturday 2nd March 2019

This week GB7MH was taken off air and removed from the church for a well overdue service and OS update.  We are now using the popular pi-star build.  This build seems to used on many repeaters within the UK.  The system had been on air two and a half years without any issues, the ones we had were fixable remotely.  We found the fan filter was really in need of changing, propable a yearly changed would be needed going forward.

GPS updates

On the 1st of march we will phase out the GPS destination 5057. If this is the destination ID you are currently using in your codeplug, please update it as soon as possible using the instructions below. You will need to replace the GPS destination with the first 3 digits of any active BrandMeister Master Server ID (ie: 204 for Netherlands, 208 for France, 310 for USA, etc.) followed by 999. For example the following destinations are valid for GPS destinations: 204999 (because there are masters 2041 and 2042), 208999 (because there is a 2082 master), 310999 (because there are masters 3101,3012, 3103, 3108), etc. The first 3 digits of the GPS destination does not have to match those of the BrandMeister master server where your repeater or hotspot is connected to. For example, you can use GPS destination ID 208999 even if the repeater you use is connected to master 2042. How to choose the GPS destination ID for your codeplug ? If the country where you operate has a BrandMeister server, the most logical choice is to use the first 3 digit of your country’s master ID and add 999 (for example 262999 if you are in Germany). If your country doesn’t have a master server, use the first digits of the one closest from your location.

Unlinking D-star

When using D-star on GB7MH, please remember to check if its linked.  Normally ints on DCS005B and if you require a different link say XREF or REF you need to send the unlink command first then send the link command too whatever you want to link to.

BrandMeister Talkgroup List (link)

https://www.pistar.uk/dmr_bm_talkgroups.php

 8th June 2019 GB7MH now on C4FM/FUSION

Enabled on the 8th June 2019, GB7MH is connected to FCS001 module 5 (Great Britain) Dashboard for FCS001 http://fcs001.xreflector.net/_status_05.html
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Blog

Friday 30th September 2016

GB7MH went on-line as a Dual mode repeater using new hardware MMDVM based repeater.

Sunday 26th February 2017

As of today the MMDVM Repeater has been updated to MMDVMHost version dated 20170206 and MMDVM dated also 20170206.  GB7MH now supports Talker Alias, The Talker Id data is now shown only once per transmission in the log to reduce the amount of log data. This could be extracted by dashboards for increased info. This data is still logged even if the extra data (Talker Id and Embedded GPS) is disabled on your MMDVM.  Also improvements to reduce the grasshopper sound in between overs has been implemented.

Saturday 2nd October 2017

As of today the MMDVM Repeater has been updated to MMDVMHost version dated 20170719 and MMDVM dated also 20170501.  GPS tracking should now be fixed with other bug fixes and enhancemnts.

Saturday 2nd March 2019

This week GB7MH was taken off air and removed from the church for a well overdue service and OS update.  We are now using the popular pi-star build.  This build seems to used on many repeaters within the UK.  The system had been on air two and a half years without any issues, the ones we had were fixable remotely.  We found the fan filter was really in need of changing, propable a yearly changed would be needed going forward.

GPS updates

On the 1st of march we will phase out the GPS destination 5057. If this is the destination ID you are currently using in your codeplug, please update it as soon as possible using the instructions below. You will need to replace the GPS destination with the first 3 digits of any active BrandMeister Master Server ID (ie: 204 for Netherlands, 208 for France, 310 for USA, etc.) followed by 999. For example the following destinations are valid for GPS destinations: 204999 (because there are masters 2041 and 2042), 208999 (because there is a 2082 master), 310999 (because there are masters 3101,3012, 3103, 3108), etc. The first 3 digits of the GPS destination does not have to match those of the BrandMeister master server where your repeater or hotspot is connected to. For example, you can use GPS destination ID 208999 even if the repeater you use is connected to master 2042. How to choose the GPS destination ID for your codeplug ? If the country where you operate has a BrandMeister server, the most logical choice is to use the first 3 digit of your country’s master ID and add 999 (for example 262999 if you are in Germany). If your country doesn’t have a master server, use the first digits of the one closest from your location.

Unlinking D-star

When using D-star on GB7MH, please remember to check if its linked.  Normally ints on DCS005B and if you require a different link say XREF or REF you need to send the unlink command first then send the link command too whatever you want to link to.

BrandMeister Talkgroup List (link)

https://www.pistar.uk/dmr_bm_talkgroups.php

 8th June 2019 GB7MH now on C4FM/FUSION

Enabled on the 8th June 2019, GB7MH is connected to FCS001 module 5 (Great Britain) Dashboard for FCS001 http://fcs001.xreflector.net/_status_05.html

Ashdown Forest Repeater Group 

Turners Hill, West Sussex