On 30th December there was a big Tropo lift across Central to Western Europe, the pages to the left are how the predictor pages looked that night
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London
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Analogue Repeaters
As big a city as London is it’s not massively blessed with radio repeaters, although you can generally hit one no matter where you go. There are many 70Cms repeaters (some for DV and some analogue voice) also 2M widespread around the capital. Repeaters are like a massive amplifier for your radio, you could be 15 miles from a repeater on your handheld talking to someone 25 miles out the opposite way, 40 Mile covered distance on a little 5 watt radio, come on you cannot argue with that can you.  I was once talking from just under the Millennium Bridge near St Paul’s Cathedral in London into the Romford Essex repeater to a man who was in his room on Canvey Island, I was only using my DMR Retevis RT3 in analogue mode. On some repeaters they usually have nets during the week (like the Monday Night Net on GB3DA in Danbury Essex from 8pm). Watch out for those, you get a good group of people on there. I have listed many of the repeaters below, not all I’ll admit but it’s a start.
The best software to program your radio is RT Systems Software, it’s easy to manage and makes proggramming a pleasure to do. Click Here to take a look.
Digital Repeaters. Whilst many love the thought of using the likes of Digital Modes like, Dstar, DMR and C4FM please remember, For Dstar and DMR you do need to register. For C4FM all you need to do is to input your callsign into your C4FM Radio and you’re on your way, no more hassle there. I will say this, Registering for a DMR ID is a lot simpler than registering for Dstar, to see how to register for Dstar check out  the Dstar page on here and take a look at the HRN video 2 of 3. The Many people have asked me Do I need to register so I just thought I would add this note so that there is no confusion.
In the pic to the left a Repeater can connect the two houses and also a lot more further affield.
Essex Repeater Group
Click on Pic to the left for a bigger copy of their flyer (PDF Format)
Repeaters DMR DMR C4FM C4FM DStar DStar
IPK
Tropo Lift, 30th December 2019
IPK London.uk
DMR
Callsign
Frequency
Shift
C.Code
Location
GB7HH
439.750
-9
3
Romford
GB7HR
439.450
-9
3
Heathrow
GB7SE
439.475
-9
3
S Ockendon
GB7EX
439.712
-9
3
Southend
GB7NS
439.162
-9
3
Caterham
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
C4FM
Callsign
Frequency
Shift
CTCSS
Location
GB7HH
439.750
-9
--
Romford
GB3XP
145.687
-0.6
82.5
Morden
GB7HF
433.100
-1.6
82.5
Welham
GB7CP
430.825
+7.6
--
Slough
GB7CE
430.825
+7.6
67
Caterham
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
DStar
Callsign
Frequency
Shift
CTCSS
Location
GB7HH
439.750
-9
--
Romford
GB7AU
439.700
-9
--
Amersham
GB7MH
439.637
-9
--
E |Grinstead
GB7ZP
439.487
-9
--
Danbury
GB7KB
439.925
-9
--
Welham
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
I have been reliably informed that GB7AK (Barking) and GB7KH (Kelveden Hatch) have now closed down permanently. It is a shame but from what I hear the owners have both moved away, so good luck to them and I hope it all works out for them. There is another repeater on the horizon in Staines Upon Thames GB3ML but I believe it is not yet up to full capacity, I also believe this to be a Multimode repeater which is great news for those in West London.
London
Repeaters
As big a city as London is it’s not massively blessed with radio repeaters, although you can generally hit one no matter where you go. There are many 70Cms repeaters (some for DV and some analogue voice) also 2M spread in and around the capital. Repeaters are like a massive amplifier for your radio, you could be 15 miles from a repeater on your handheld talking to someone 25 miles out the opposite way, 40 Mile covered distance on a little 5 watt radio, come on you cannot argue with that can you.  I was once talking from just under the Millennium Bridge near St Paul’s Cathedral in London into the Romford Essex repeater to a man who was in his room on Canvey Island, I was only using my DMR Retevis RT3 in analogue mode. On some repeaters they usually have nets during the week (like the Monday Night Net on GB3DA in Danbury Essex from 8pm). Watch out for those, you get a good group of people on there. I have listed many of the repeaters below, not all I’ll admit but it’s a start.
The best software to program your radio is RT Systems Software, it’s easy to manage and makes proggramming a pleasure to do. Click Here to take a look.
Digital Repeaters. Whilst many love the thought of using the likes of Digital Modes like, Dstar, DMR and C4FM please remember, For Dstar and DMR you do need to register. For C4FM all you need to do is to input your callsign into your C4FM Radio and you’re on your way, no more hassle there. I will say this, Registering for a DMR ID is a lot simpler than registering for Dstar, to see how to register for Dstar check out  the Dstar page on here and take a look at the HRN video 2 of 3. The Many people have asked me Do I need to register so I just thought I would add this note so that there is no confusion. Analogue Repeaters
Click on Pic to the left for a bigger copy of their flyer (PDF Format)
IPK
On 30th December there was a big Tropo lift across Central to Western Europe, the pages to the left are how the predictor pages looked that night
IPK London.uk
DMR
Callsign
Frequency
Shift
C.Code
Location
GB7HH
439.750
-9
3
Romford
GB7HR
439.450
-9
3
Heathrow
GB7SE
439.475
-9
3
S Ockendon
GB7EX
439.712
-9
3
Southend
GB7NS
439.162
-9
3
Caterham
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
C4FM
Callsign
Frequency
Shift
CTCSS
Location
GB7HH
439.750
-9
--
Romford
GB3XP
145.687
-0.6
82.5
Morden
GB7HF
433.100
-1.6
82.5
Welham
GB7CP
430.825
+7.6
--
Slough
GB7CE
430.825
+7.6
67
Caterham
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
DStar
Callsign
Frequency
Shift
CTCSS
Location
GB7HH
439.750
-9
--
Romford
GB7AU
439.700
-9
--
Amersham
GB7MH
439.637
-9
--
E |Grinstead
GB7ZP
439.487
-9
--
Danbury
GB7KB
439.925
-9
--
Welham
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC
TBC