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GB3SS VHF Repeater

History


GB3SS (SpeySide) has been in operation in various forms and locations since the 1970s, serving most of Moray. Coverage extends into North Aberdeenshire, the Moray Firth coast and parts of the Highlands. Until 1999, "SS" was housed on the Knock More NTL transmitter site, but a massive increase in rent forced the group to find a new site. The repeater is now housed on Scottish & Southern Energy's telecomms site at Tor Sliasg, about 4 miles south of Buckie and about 290m above sea level. Until 2003, GB3SS was owned and operated by the Speyside Repeater Group. The group was then merged with MFARS, which now operates and owns the repeater.

In early 2005, the ageing GB3SS radio system and logic were replaced with a much more modern and robust system. The old logic and RF deck has been left in place as a backup system.

For technical information on the repeater's hardware and logic controller, see the GB3SS technical information page.


Technical Specification


Channel:

Location:

Keeper:

Owner:

CTCSS:

Access:

Reaccess:

Timeout:

End of Over signal:

ID Beacon:

Logic:

RF System: