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I've created a qrz.com page for it which contains a summary. I'll add more info to it as time permits.
Also in the coming months expect to see an article about its creation.
The intent is to foster more activity in the North West and maybe eventually link up with other repeaters.
Many thanks to GM4ISM, G3ZGZ, G3RFL, G3WGU, G0AIN, G4EWJ who all contributed in someway to the creation of GB3FT.
Now we continue to wait for license approval.....
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Also hope to add a 146.5MHz rx before too long beaming SE from the Fylde.
It can be turned on / off by sending the appropriate DTMF commands on 144.750MHz.
It also has a 146.5MHz RBW rx which should be operational in the next few days - just waiting for yagi to be installed.
I also have 146.5MHz tx / rx capability and would welcome any direct tests.
good to hear you're building a Portsdown - I've built one myself and very pleased with it. Four other locals here on the Fylde coast are building them as well, plus another couple have Pluto units so we have a small core of ATV operators locally.
Maybe work you when you're out portable ?
Just a suggestion about the 3 AV leads that connect to top and bottom box
Generally thin leads don't have much copper in them and can cause degradation of picture quality
The Yellow video lead in particular may benefit from having some good shielding
To protect it from some of the nasties that live in a repeater hut
It may do nothing, but it's good protection
A piece to RG6 Quad or RG59 Dual with F types and a couple of F to RCA adapters would be what I'd use
Bigger problem is the performance of the 146.5MHz rx which currently seems 'deaf'. Not sure if the rx is getting blocked or if the antenna is not performing as it should, hopefully will get it sorted out before too long.