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September 2010 - Node software updated to allow DV Dongle users to access MB6CA - see website for full details and instructions www.mb6ca.co.uk

July 2010 - New website lauched for MB6CA Node - please visit    www.mb6ca.co.uk

November 2014 - Change of frequency to 144.8125 at RSGB/OFCOM's request

 

Hello,  You have reached the callsign for North Cumbria's DStar Simplex Node.

I am Tony Haslam - G7NZR and I am the registered keeper for the MB6CA node.

The chart above gives an indication of the approx coverage the Node provides.  The areas in Blue & Purple should work fine; the area shaded in Green should work if you have a decent antenna and an output of circa 10 watts.  Coverage reports would be appreciated via email - see below.

The node provides a simplex DStar digital service for the greater Carlisle area and operates on 144.8125

HOW TO LINK THROUGH THE NODE

To connect to the node via RF, your rig's RPT1 should be set to MB6CA^^C and RPT2 set to MB6CA^^G, where ^^ is two spaces.  Also, the duplex setting must be set to either + or - 0.0000

PLEASE NOTE - Unless you set the Duplex to either + or -  0.0000  you will not be able to access the node.

 

Once you have a connection to the node, simply enter in the UR: field, the callsign of the DStar Repeater or Reflector you wish to connect to with "L" in the 8th space.  For example to connect to GB7NE  module B you would enter in the UR: field  GB7NE^BL  Once connected to GB7NE module B, the UR: field has to be changed to CQCQCQ before making any general calls.

Likewise, to connect to Reflector 005 A  the UR: callsign needs to be REF005AL  Again, once connected to the Reflector the UR: field has to be changed to CQCQCQ

Before linking to a new Repeater or Reflector you will need to "unlink" the current connection by sending in the UR: field  ^^^^^^^U  i.e. 7x Spaces with a U in the 8th

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I plan to run the Node 24/7  If for some reason it is off-air it is most likely that I am undertaking some changes or testing. 

The node is also linked for APRS GPS position reporting.  If you have a GPS equipped rig you can see your own position and that of MB6CA via the APRS website.  To view the location of node, please follow this link:-  http://aprs.fi/?call=mb6ca&mt=m&z=11&timerange=3600

For those who are interested in the technical side of things, the node rig is a converted Tait 2020 ex-PMR rig with a GMSK node board installed.  The Firmware is Dutch*Star HSA V0.1.00F HSFIX and the software is DVAR 2.57.  The APRS link uses Peter Loveall's D-PRS Interface V 3.15.6.0  The output is 3 watts ERP dBW and the antenna is a Diamond X50.

The PMR rig conversion and the GMSK Board build was undertaken by Stuart G7HIF, his work is first-class.  For more details please see Stuart's website -  www.d-star-online.co.uk

Do please email me with coverage reports or any problems, issues etc.

My email address is:       mb6ca "at" btinternet.com

If you use the node, I hope you have a successful contact.

73's

Tony

 

 

 

 

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