The application for the Digital Voice Repeater, GB7JB, has been vetted by ETCC, and forwarded on the Ofcom.
The primary user of 70 cm's (MOD) will also have to agree to the application, so there is still quite a way to go, but hopefully it will not drag on like many applications for 70 cm Repeaters, do.
As can be seen, the proposed frequencies are:
Repeater Input: 430.4625 Mhz
Repeater Output: 439.4625 Mhz
The repeater will be transmitting with what is effectively 24 watts ERP.
As indicated previously, GB7JB, is not a D-Star Repeater.
It will be using the Internationally agreed commercial DMR standard. This standard is supported by the following manufacturers, businesses and organisations:
Aeroflex - AF2S - Anritsu - Aselsan - Avtec Inc. - Bricom - Catalyst - CIM Concepts - CML Microcircuits - Eastern Communications Co. Ltd (Eastcom) - Elcomplus - EMC S.P.A. - ESP Wireless - Etherstack - Fisher Wireless Services, Inc, - Fjord-E-Design - Fujian Beifeng Telecom Technology Co. Ltd. - Fylde Micro Ltd - Harris - HQT Science & Technology - Hytera - Icom Inc. - JVC Kenwood Corporation - Kirisun - Kydera - Larimart - Motorola - Neocom Software - Omnitronics - Omsk Manufacturing Association - Prescom - PuXing - Radio Activity S.R.L. - Radiodata - Rayfield Communications - Repeater Network LLC. - Saia Communications, Inc. - Satdata - Selex Es. - Sepura - Shanghai 3G - Simoco - SIP Partners - Tait Communications - Telent Gmbh - Telex Radio Dispatch - Twisted Pair - Vertex Standard - Wintec - Wuhan New Technology Communication Ltd. - Xworks - Zetron - ZTE Trunking Technology Corporation.
To find out more about the DMR Amateur Radio network and repeaters, click here.
To find out more about DMR technology, click here.
To visit the ETCC page relating to the GB7JB project, click here.
The South Dorset Repeater Group, have also made an application to establish a 70cm Digital Voice DMR repeater, GB7SD.
This has also been forwarded to Ofcom, today, with a request to issue an NoV.
It is highly likely that these two project will progress at about the same speed through the system, and that the individuals involved with each project will be working very closely with each other.
Cheers & 73's