The Central Scotland FM Group


NEWS

14/03/2013 - GB3PA - Returned to Service, Rx Fault Repaired

12/03/2013 - GB3AY - Returned to Service, Antenna Repairs carried out

08/03/2013 - GB3PA - Off Air for Maintenance

20/12/2013 - FM News Winter 2013 sent to members

20/12/2013 - GB3LA - Off Air for Transmitter repair

27/11/2013 - GB3FF - Back on Air

29/10/2013 - GB3FF - Off Air for Transmitter repair - Back ASAP

20/09/2013 - GB3FF - Reports of Intermittent Operation - Being Investigated

14/08/2013 - FM News Summer 2013 sent to members

02/04/2013 - Date and Venue for 2013 AGM

The 2013 AGM will be held on Saturday June 8th in Livingston. Further details will be published shortly.

10/03/2013 - GB3AY - Nokia Hardware Re-installed

09/03/2013 - GB3PA - Solar Panels reconnected - Some operation will be available

16/12/2012 - GB3HI - New Keeper, MM0JRM

16/12/2012 - FM News, Winter 2012 sent to members

25/10/2012 - GB3CS - Full operation restored

20/10/2012 - GB3CS - Transmit Fault - Intermittent Chatter on TX

14/10/2012 - GB3CS - On Backup system while Logic is updated

14/10/2012 - GB3SL - CTCSS Operation Restored

19/09/2012 - GB3HI - Original Duplexer refitted - Refurbished and Retuned

25/08/2012 - FM News Summer 2012 sent to members

28/04/2012 - GB3CS - CTCSS operation restored

03/04/2012 - Date and Venue for 2012 AGM

The 2012 AGM will be held on Saturday June 2nd in Livingston. Further details will be published shortly.

31/03/2012 - GB3PA New Mast and Antenna Installed on Site

22/01/2012 - Winter 2011 FM News sent to Members (Slightly Late!)

07/01/2012 - GB3LA Operation Restored

06/01/2012 - GB3AY Operation Restored

05/01/2012 - GB3CS, KV and SL Operation Restored

04/01/2012 - GB3FF Operation Restored, GB3AY Off Air

03/01/2012 - GB3FF, GB3CS, KV and SL currently Off Air

12/12/2011 - GB3HI Operation Restored

08/12/2011 - GB3HI - Off Air - Suspect Storm Damage

04/12/2011 - GB3LA - Off Air - Problem being Investigated

08/05/2011 - Magnum Rally - Irvine - Visit the CSFMG Stand

05/03/11 - Date and Venue for 2011 AGM

The 2011 AGM will be held on Sunday April 3rd at the Bathgate Guide Hall, Mid Street, Bathgate, Midlothian, EH48 1QF. Doors Open at 1300, AGM Starts 1415. The Agenda will be published to shortly.

14/12/2010 - GB3CS - Should now be operating normally.

13/12/2010 - GB3CS - If No CTCSS response try 1750Hz Toneburst

12/12/2010 - GB3CS - Nokia Hardware On Air - Note - Narrow Deviation.

09/12/2010 - GB3CS - Transmitter Fault

01/12/2010 - Winter 2010 FM News sent to Members

18/08/2010 - GB3PA Returned to Service

02/04/2010 - GB3FF On Air from Kelty, Fife

28/03/2010 - Spring 2010 FM News despatched to Members

22/03/10 - Date and Venue for 2010 AGM Confirmed

The 2010 AGM will be held on Sunday April 25th at the Bathgate Guide Hall, Mid Street, Bathgate, Midlothian, EH48 1QF. Doors Open at 1300, AGM Starts 1415. The Agenda will be published in the Spring 2010 Edition of FM News.

21/12/2009 - GB3CSB Beacon on Air

21/12/2009 - Winter 2009 FM News despatched to Members

November 2009 - GB3PA - Battery Charging problem - may be unavailable for extended periods

29/10/09 - FM News Posted - Delivery may be delayed due to the current postal dispute.

07/09 - GB3FF Site change proposal submitted

01/05/2009 - GB3SL on the Air

23/04/2009 - GB3LA on the Air

22/04/09 - GB3CS, KV and DG subject to interruption on Wed 22/04/09 due to nearby maintenance works

09/04/2009 - GB3AY Hardware Updated (Note Narrow Deviation)

04/04/09 - FM News distributed to Members

26/03/09 - Date and Venue for 2009 AGM Confirmed

The 2009 AGM will be held on Sunday April 19th at the Bathgate Guide Hall, Mid Street, Bathgate, Midlothian, EH48 1QF. Doors Open at 1300, AGM Starts 1415. The Agenda will be published in the Spring 2009 Edition of FM News.

14/03/2009 - IRLP now available on GB3DG

01/02/09 - GB3KV - May be Off Air while equipment is changed

28/01/2009 - RSGB Shop Discount Voucher offer

23/01/2009 - GB3HI Returned to service after PSU Failure

29/12/2008 - FM News distributed to Members

19/12/2008 - GB3HI - Reported Off Air

08/11/08 - GB3FF - Off Air due to site problems

29/06/08 - GB3DG - Off Air - TX Fault

23/06/08 - GB3KV On Air - Reports Welcome

15/06/08 - GB3KA mast replaced - back on air.

14/06/08 - GB3KV on test - Intermittent availability at the moment

15/05/08 - GB3CS - CTCSS Problem cleared

13/05/08 - GB3CS - CTCSS Fault - No IRLP access until this problem is rectified.

13/04/08 - AGM Sunday 13th April - Bathgate

12/04/08 - GB3HI - Duplexer replaced

01/04/08 - GB3KV NOV Issued

17/03/08 - GB3LB On Air - See link for Channels

15/03/08 - GB3PA - Back on Air - Wind Charger Repaired

14/03/08 - GB3TC On Air

29/02/08 - GB3KA Off Air - Mast Collapse (A bit too Windy)

21/02/08 - Date and Venue for 2008 AGM Confirmed

The 2008 AGM will be held on Sunday April 13th at the Bathgate Guide Hall, Mid Street, Bathgate, Midlothian, EH48 1QF. Doors Open at 1300, AGM Starts 1415. The Agenda will be published in the Spring 2008 Edition of FM News.

14/02/08 - Glasgow D-Star Repeater Active - See D-Star page for info

27/01/08 - IRLP Internet Link Active on GB3CS

27/01/08 - GB3HI - Antenna Maintenance Carried Out

19/01/08 - D-Star Developments in Scotland

17/01/08 - Magnum Rally 2008 Date - Sunday18th May

05/01/08 - Winter 2007 FM News posted to members

03/01/08 - Cockenzie & Port Seton Club 2008 Licence Courses Calander

30/12/07 - GB3PA - Off Air - Wind Charger Fault

30/10/07 - GB3FF - On Air with alternative logic - CTCSS Access only

19/10/07 - GB3FF Off Air - Logic Fault

10/07 - GB3HI Performance Check completed

09/07 - Echolink Gateway available on GB3KA

09/07 - GB3SL and GB3TC NOV's Issued

07/07 - GB3SL proposal with RSGB ETCC

25/07/07 - GB3GL Back on Air - See WOSURG page

07/07 - GB3GL Licence Issued - See WOSURG page

20/03/07 - GB3PA - Back On Air

16/03/07 - GB3PA Off Air - Wind Charger Fault

01/03/07 - Date and Venue for 2007 AGM Confirmed

The 2007 AGM will be held on Sunday April 22nd at the Bathgate Guide Hall, Mid Street, Bathgate, Midlothian, EH48 1QF. Doors Open at 1300, AGM Starts 1415. The Agenda will be published in the Spring 2007 Edition of FM News.

07/02/07 - Provisional date for the 2007 AGM - 22nd April 2007

07/02/07 - GB3HI - Antenna Replaced

04/02/07 - GB3FF - Relocated further away from the on site noise source

27/01/07 - GB3PA - Batteries Replaced

25/01/07 - GB3HI - Reduced Coverage - Antenna Damaged

19/01/07 - GB3HI - Poor Coverage - Being Investigated

06/09/06 - GB3FF On Air from Gorebridge

01/09/06 - GB3FF NOV issued - expected On-Air Soon

08/08/06 - Summer 2006 FM News Posted to Members

21/07/06 - GB3CS - Preliminary Antenna work complete - New antenna operational

06/07/06 - GB3CS - Antenna replacement work in progress

05/07/06 - GB3FF Licence received - site change in progress

16/06/06 - GB3CS back on its own hardware (CS-5)

09/05/06 - GB3FF New proposal sent to RMC

11/03/06 - GB3AG returned to Service

07/02/06 - GB3AG Temporarily Off Air

01/02/06 - Date and Venue for 2006 AGM Confirmed

The 2006 AGM will be held on Sunday April 16th at the Bathgate Guide Hall, Mid Street, Bathgate, Midlothian, EH48 1QF. Doors Open at 1300, AGM Starts 1415. The Agenda will be published in the Spring 2006 Edition of FM News.

08/12/05 - FM News Issue 119, Winter 2005 posted to Members

23/11/05 - GB3CS - Moved to two antenna working while possible duplexer problem is investigated.

23/11/05 - GB3KA, Back on Air

18/11/05 - GB3CS, Crackle has developed into an Intermittent RX fault

05/11/05 - GB3PA back On Air

01/11/05 - On Line Discussion Forum Created see Index page or follow link

21/10/05 - GB3PA Off Air - Low Battery Voltage

08/05 GB3KA - Off Air for Maintenance

31/07/05 - Antenna Maintenance carried out on GB3CS - Now back to single Antenna working on the main Antenna

25/04/05 - GB3PA Back on Air

07/04/05 - FM News Issue 117 posted to members.

04/04/05 - GB3CS Reduced TX Coverage - CS is currently operating with two antennas, Receiving on the main antenna at the top of the mast and Transmitting on a small antenna attached to the building - It can hear you fine but you may be getting a weak signal from the repeater.

31/03/05 - GB3CS Back on Air

21/03/05 - CS/PA Updates - GB3CS has suffered a series of Technical failures while being tested before re-installation but it is hoped to have it operational again before the end of March. GB3PA is ready to be re-installed whenever a suitable opportunity arises to get an installation team together and hopefully vehicle access to the site.

01/02/05 - Date and Venue for 2005 AGM Confirmed

The 2005 AGM will be held on Sunday April 24th at the Bathgate Guide Hall, Mid Street, Bathgate, Midlothian, EH48 1QF. Doors Open at 1300, AGM Starts 1415. The Agenda will be published in the Spring 2005 Edition of FM News which is due out shortly.

26/01/05 - Provisional date for 2005 AGM - Sunday 24th April

25/01/05 - GB3CS - Off Air for Maintenance

26/12/04 - GB3KA Back on Air

22/12/04 - FM News Issue 116 Posted to Current Members

10/12/2004 - GB3CS - CTCSS access now restored

18/11/04 - GB3CS - does not seem to be accepting CTCSS - 1750Hz Access is still OK

05/11/04 - GB3CS coverage should now be back to normal

02/11/04 - GB3KA - Temporarily off air for Maintenance

15/10/04 - GB3FF - New site required!

01/09/04 - GB3CS running on Standby Antenna - will result in reduced coverage

06/08/04 - FM News, Issue 115, Summer 2004 should be with you shortly

01/07/04 - GB3PA - Temporarily off air due to equipment failure

25/06/04 - GB3FF - Temporarily off air for further engineering work

23/06/04 - GB3FF now back on Air

04/04/04 - On Line Subscription Payments now available

03/04/04 - GB3PA, CTCSS Fault , Use 1750hz Meantime

05/02/04 - GB3FF Licence Issued

05/02/04 - GB3CS Echolink now active (Node 167078)

03/02/04 - Provisional Date for 2004 AGM - Sunday 4th April

04/12/03 - FM News - December issue of FM News has now been printed and should be with you shortly.

GB3FF - Site change documentation is now being processed - we are hoping to have FF back on air early in 2004 - watch out for the hardware being tested on one of our other repeaters. (See above - Licence now issued)

Peter, MM0EEY, receiving the new antenna for GB3FF
from Bill, MM0HAY, at the 2004 Jaycee open day

GB3CS - Internet Linking - A minor problem with the required NOV is holding up this project at the moment - More news when available.
(See Above - Link now active)

Future Developments - There are a number of development projects in the pipeline at the moment. We are developing a new logic system to operate the repeaters which will include voice idents on them.

Repeater linking is another long term on-going project with the first of these between FF and CS. In due course it is hoped to have a number of our repeaters linked via RF or via the internet.

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