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MB7AKU is a new Simplex Gateway in Little Moor / Manor part of Stockport, operated by M0RFU.
|Antenna||Homebrew on 3M Mast|
During the current lockdown and whilst the operator is working from home the RF side of the node will be on air for the following hours.
|Monday||0600 - 0930||1630 - 2230|
|Tuesday||0600 - 0930||1630 - 2230|
|Wednesday||0600 - 0930||1630 - 2230|
|Thursday||0600 - 0930||1630 - 2230|
|Friday||0600 - 0930||1630 - 2230|
|Saturday||0600 - 0930||1630 - 2230|
|Sunday||0600 - 0930||1630 - 2230|
This schedule will change due to work and life commitments as this node is only operational when M0RFU is at home and monitoring. A live update system is in the works.
The Radio is a Kenwood TK805D from the early 90s. This has been modified to provide a COR on the opening of the squelch using the guide on Repeater Builder. The power has been turned down to the minimum and the speaker has been removed.
The Interface from the radio is one from M0AQC.
The AllStarLink software runs on a Raspberry Pi 2 with a ethernet connection into my WiFi mesh home network.
All of the above have been fitted into a old commercial radio control room speaker box, picked up for a few pounds at a rally. The radio has two fans sitting on its heatsink with an additional exaust fan on the case. Currently in progress is tempreture monitoring to control the fans and LED indication of node status.
The powersupply is a slightly modified ZETAGI 3 Amp CB style PSU. It has a Artic Cooling 8TC fan on it which has an external temp sensor to control its speed, this keeps the PSU cool for long periods of duty cycle.
For the next few weeks MB7AKU will permenantly connected to GB3KU following its daily trips around some of the best nets and networks in the world, the current schedule is.
|0900 - 1600||WAN-RS SYSTEM|
|1600 - 1800||Philidelphia Hub|
|1800 - 2200||Alaska Good Morning Network|
|2200 - 0300||East Coast Reflector - USA|
|0300 - 0500||Austrailian Network, PERTH|
|0600 - 0900||WIN SYSTEM INSOMNIAC NET|