Located approximately 6 miles NW of Banbury near the village of Edgehill. 216 Mtrs ASL, Locator IO92GC.
Running in Beacon Mode Only, 24hrs a day for a soak test. TX 1.322Ghz Digital, RX 1249 Analog and Digital.
4M/S 1/2 FEC 2 channels, CH1 Testcards and A/V Repeater, Std Pids. CH2 Engineering, Pid,s A 512, V 513, PCR 512.
We were hoping to try 2M/S but running two channels too much data, perhaps we can have a go later...
As there's no broadband, the only control is over mobile internet, not so friendly toward remote control apps, more on that later.
Control equipment and recievers ready to go after TX tests, and R & R, other recievers may come online...
Off air streaming to Batc streamer coming on line soon.
All reports welcome.
Peter G8DKC & John M1CNJ
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The West appears clear to the Malverns (thanks to your 57Km Dave) and into Wales.
It looks like North, North West, West & North East are good as Edgehill drops off fast in those directions, 60m drop in no distance at all.
The South and South East side, it is some distance before the same occurs.
A quick look shows a ridge near Great Tew could be a problem going south to you Mike, amongst others!
I've done a quick check up to about 12 miles with handheld sat rx preamp and WA5VJB PCB Log Periodic with good results.
We hope to try 2M/S soon, I have found a way to watch CH 2 Engineering via the mobile internet, and hope to stream when needed.
If it all works then we will stay on 2M/S, watch out for switch over notice for tests.
John will be pleased that his self build alford slot is performing well.
Jobs to do....
Clear all trees from Edgehill to the south But there has been talk of higher mast, but not yet.....
And it was also necessary to remove the 2nd channel board from the DTX-1.
2M/s now up and running, hopefully a permanent feature of GB3ET.
Soak testing revealed a faulty PSU fan, Ok in the past on normal intermittent service...
Connecting up the receivers as soon as posible.
(note MER meter doesnt currently work on DVB-S)
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