Saturday, 16 January 2021

Suspected cause of some of the recent crackling on the repeater. The antenna for EI7MLD digital repeater at Mt. Leinster hit by falling ice during the recent thaw. Luckily it wasn't damaged and we were able to get it back upright. WX on the site was wet and windy but luckily enough all traces of the recent freeze were gone and we managed to get it sorted so the signal from the digital repeater is now back to normal. On site were Neil EI3JE and John EI8JA.

Monday, 21 December 2020

DMR repeater for Cork City


A new 70cms DMR repeater was installed at Farmer's Cross near Cork city on Monday December 21st to provide DMR coverage to Cork City and surrounding areas. The set up consists of a Motorola DR-3000 repeater and the antenna is a CAT-C440 @ approx 50ft. It's the fourth digital repeater set up by the Southern Ireland Repeater Group will complement our other three digital installations located at West Waterford, Waterford City and Mt. Leinster. 

Details are as follows:

Callsign:   EI7FXD
DMR ID:   272015
Mode of Operation:   DMR Only
Location:   Farmer's Cross, Cork City
Locator:   IO51SU  
Output:  430.250MHz
Input:  439.250MHz
Shift:  +9.0MHz
Access:    Colour Code 1

On site for the installation were Neil EI3JE and John EI8JA. Thanks to Anthony O’Sullivan and his colleague John who put the antenna up for us in not so nice weather conditions and to John EI8IR (Airwave Internet) for the Broadband connection.
This repeater is a joint venture between Southern Ireland Repeater Group and local DMR enthusiasts in the Cork City area.
Many thanks for their contributions towards the project to Don EI8DJ and Willie EI7CGB.

Sunday, 11 October 2020




Our digital repeater EI7WCD which was relocated to Carrickphierish in Waterford city as part of the recent site upgrade is now up and running following the approval of the recently applied for frequency change. The change was necessary to allow both the analogue and digital repeater share the same site. 430.275 +9 MHz replaces the old frequency of 439.675 -9 MHz. EI7WCD is a multimode MMDVM repeater and is DMR, DStar, YSF and analogue enabled covering Waterford City, South Kilkenny and the Suir Valley areas.

(DVU-R22 - input 439.275 MHz, output 430.275 MHz, 103.5Hz tone on TX & RX for analogue operation)

The system consists of a Motorola MTR2000 repeater running at 25watts interfaced with an MMDVM using a Raspberry Pi computer. The antenna is an omnidirectional vertical (5dbd) fed with Andrews LDF4-50 cable at 15m.
More info on our digital repeaters can be found on the Digital Network page. 

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