Back on air…

A few months back we had a change around of rooms. The result was that my office / shack moved to an upstairs bedroom. No problem with that in itself. What was an issue, was that all the aerials for my amateur radio activities remained routed to the old shack.

Finally, after a delay that’s been too long, and entirely my fault, I’ve managed to rectify the problem. For a short term fix until I know what plans I have for which bands I want to concentrate on, I’ve simply installed a couple of coax patch cables from the old shack to the new one. It does mean I have to manually decide which aerials to patch through, but at least I’m now back on air.

I suspect it’s likely I may appear in some of the “Tuesday” VHF contests from time to time, and also endeavour to see what I can do on 5MHz.

At least it’s a start!


GB3OA – further updates

Probably easier just to say head over to the web site of the repeater, and take a look around there.

Since coming back on air, activity has been good, the coverage from the new site is certainly more in line with the NOV, and now that the internet linking is back on too, there are plenty of opportunities to work stations all over the world from just a handheld in and around Southport.

Have fun to all those licensed who are near enough to be able to access it!


GB3OA Back on air.

After a prolonged absence, GB3OA is back on air, this time from its new site.

I’m in the process of re-working a new website for it, please keep an eye on for now, the aim is not only to port a lot of the content from the old site, but also to keep the new site up to date with the latest news on the repeater.

For the minute, it’s only been turned back on and some quick checks run, the intention is to do a full check up in a few days once it’s bedded in. For now at least, the internet linking will remain off.

Mark, G4EID.