GB3BF desense

Monday, 5 February 2024

There is some "desense" on GB3BF which is causing weak stations to open the squelch, but then fail to get in once the transmitter keys up. This causes...

GB3BF moves to Manton Heights

Saturday, 27 January 2024

Today GB3BF has moved from the temporary location it has been using for the past few years (nearly four years!) to our new site at Manton Heights.

GB3BL returns to service

Sunday, 14 January 2024

GB3BL returned to service on 2024-01-13 at approx 11:45 AM from our new site on Manton Heights, Bedford.
The repeater is using a Tait TB7100 unit...

GB3BL update

Saturday, 6 June 2020

We have now received the Ofcom NOV (Notice Of Variation) license so we can now plan to put GB3BL back on the air.
Unfortunately, accessing the site...

GB3BF update

Friday, 24 April 2020

The noise that was plaguing some of the slightly weaker signals should now be sorted.
As a comparison with your TX/RX set up the repeater is running...

GB3BF on-air from temporary site.

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Due to the current restrictions we have been unable to access our proposed new site to survey the site with a view to installing the aerials and repeater.

GB3BF re-engineering

Monday, 10 February 2020

Although GB3BF is not currently on-air, Bill IAY has been busy with some re-engineering to enable us to use a single aerial for receive and transmit...

New site for GB3BL

Monday, 10 February 2020

We may have found a new site for GB3BL in Bedford.
We have secured agreement from the site owners and have applied for a “site change” on the RSGB...

GB3BL to be turned off

Friday, 10 January 2020

We have been informed by the college that due to water ingress into the unused tower building that the power to GB3BL will be turned off on Friday 17th...

GB3BF off air

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Users reported that GB3BF was “off air” on 9th October 2018.
Bill G8IAY attended site around 19:30 local time and found problems at the site which...

Website hosting moved

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Due to the shutdown of the NTL/Virgin Media “homepages” service, I had to move the web site to a different hosting provider.
If you can see this...

GB3BF and 1750 toneburst

Sunday, 2 December 2012

As of Sunday 2nd December 2012, the 1750Hz toneburst access mode on the 2m repeater GB3BF has been disabled and the receiver is now fully protected.

GB3BD Turned off

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

GB3BD was turned off at 09:45 GMT today. The site is now being used by the new D-Star repeater GB7DB.
For further information please visit the following...

GB7DB is coming

Saturday, 24 January 2009

The new Bedford D-Star repeater GB7DB will soon be on-air from the current GB3BD site at Millbrook. Note that GB3BD will cease operation when ‘DB comes...

Website regenerated

Sunday, 9 November 2008

The website has been republished with iWeb 2.0.4, this should fix the problems with Firefox 3.

Links updated

Sunday, 6 April 2008

A few new links added, including the Friends of GB3BF forum page.

Website regenerated

Sunday, 26 November 2006

The website has been regenerated using Apple iWeb instead of nvu.

Links updated

Tuesday, 21 February 2006

Links updated due to RMC website changing into UK repeaters.

GB3BL replaced

Friday, 10 June 2005

GB3BL replaced with Icom IC-RP4020 base station, the logic is now the same as GB3BF, but the timeout is still nine minutes.

Links updated

Sunday, 16 January 2005

Added link to Radio club page

Photos added

Friday, 3 December 2004

Photos added to the GB3BD page

GB3BF frequency change

Sunday, 15 August 2004

GB3BF has now moved to its new home on RV63 (145.7875 MHz transmit, 145.1875 MHz receive).
Please ensure that you do not exceed 2.5 kHz peak deviation...