Good afternoon,

Many of you have been using FR, which is great. All seems to be working well.

I was going to move then aerial today, but I find on looking that the anchor bolts I have bought need a 14mm drill bit and the largest I have is 10mm. I’m not sure if I’ll get the the shop on time today, so I think this job will be put off until tomorrow.

A couple of you have reported oddities where you were able to get in with low power and not it takes slightly more. I’m not sure that this is a problem, it might just be the trees growing or some other effect, but just to be safe, when I take the aerial down to move it, I will unscrew the fibreglass tube, check the connections and make sure it’s not taken on any water. These co-linear antennas are pretty simple, so there can’t be too much that can go wrong.

73 for now – Simon G7RZU


There has been a little of of confusion about talkgroups today. For the avoidance of doubt, FR only carries two talkgroups:

  • Timeslot 1 TG9 (South Coast 9 regional network)
  • Timeslot 2 TG9 (Brandmeister reflector system)

If you require a purely local QSO, please send a private call to 4000 on TS2 and this will unlink the reflectors from the repeater, allowing local communication. 4400 will be re-connected aftet 15 minutes in inactivity.