|GB7CD is a 70cms voice repeater located just outside Cardiff City Centre, and provides local Radio Hams coverage with Dstar Mode. 23cms DD has been added to the system and is available for use.|
The Computer is a Windows O/S and is connected through a 100 Meg Internet Connection to allow APRS and Internet Traffic through.
The computer system is updated as new software and services are released.
The GB7CD Repeater system was Founded by Brian GW6WTK
GB7RB is a 2 metre voice repeater located in St Hilary (Cowbridge) it too has 23cms DD added to the system and is available for use.
It operates on a Windows O/S as it’s operating system it’s network connection is remotely provided via high speed 5ghz link.
The Repeater Keeper of both repeaters is Steve GW6CUR.
GB7CD and GB7RB are active repeaters introduced by this forward thinking group of Radio operators when first introduced to the UK over a decade ago, whilst some groups have moved on to DMR & Fusion systems, Cardiff & District RAYNET have kept faith in the technology and use it regularly for their events and community assistance.
Recent developments in multi protocol linking is progressing the ability from different digital networks to interoperate which is beneficial to all digital modes capability.
The primary reason for setting up these systems was to enhance emergency communications in the locallity.
So although whilst both are internet linked, the group are working towards resilience of the equipment to maintain communications in times of emergency or disaster, whilst at the same time providing wide area services in normal use situations for the local amateur community and for events.