GB7HU – East Yorkshire Repeater Group

Latest news from the East Yorkshire Repeater Group on GB7HU – their D-Star repeater.

The East Yorkshire Repeater Group (EYRG) is pleased to announce that a new 70cms. D-STAR repeater, GB7HU has been commissioned in East Yorkshire.

The new service is the culmination of several years of planning by their committee, along with a successful grant of £9,466 received from the National Lottery (Big Lottery fund).

The group has also purchased several D-STAR transceivers, a high quality generator for use with emergency communications in East Yorkshire.

The new Repeater GB7HU was switched on by the RSGB DRM for East Yorkshire, Mario Brashill G2DPA. The first contact was made by the NOV holder, Andy Russell G0VRM, with Clive Reynolds G3GJA, and Lyndon Reynolds M0LDR. An official opening ceremony with members present will take place soon.

Many other items have also been purchased by the EYRG for their continued RCF training programme.

Currently work is underway configuring the Gateway PC for GB7HU and providing the vital Internet link to the site.

The Gateway PC is based on a Jetway JNC92-330 dual core Intel Atom mini-itx motherboard, fitted with 2GB of memory and a 640GB Server Grade WD Caviar Black hard drive – this is mounted in a 1U rackmount case from mini-itx.com. The system requires approximately 25W of power – vital when the system is running 24/7 and the electricity bill is paid by user subscriptions!

The PC runs CentOS 5.2 Linux (a variant of RedHat Linux) and is currently being configured so that it can be installed at the groups Weedley Site and remotely administered by the group from the comfort of their own shacks via the Internet using SSH and VNC.

For more information on the East Yorkshire Repeater Group and their work visit them at http://eyrg.net/

Good luck and congratulations from all at SYRG.

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