GB3YR – GB3NA. Changes in the world of local analogue repeaters.
Saddened by the demise of other repeaters up and down the country SYRG have pledged to keep all their active repeaters on air for the next 3 years.
In the current economic climate we are all trying our best to save a few pounds wherever we can. In line with this ethos SYRG have applied for a site change for GB3YR.
The current site cost the group each year for rent, electricity and insurance. One way of reducing the costs are to site the repeater where costs are cheaper. Ernie, G4LUE has kindly offered to site the repeater at his QTH alongside GB3SY the groups analogue UHF repeater.
Along with a site change for GB3YR, we hope, will also see a name change to GB3NA.
It will come as no surprise to some readers that GB3NA is a flagship for SYRG and with the move over to D-Star (digital) the group had to make some long and hard decisions. The name GB3NA has been in South Yorkshire for 30 years and the group would like to honor and maintain that historic link by keeping the name alive.
The site change also frees up finances to allow the group to implement the installation of GB3HF, their 6m repeater alongside GB7YD. We hope to have GB3HF on air in the coming weeks in preparation for next season.
SYRG, enhancing your amateur radio experience!