News for Northern Ireland – 14 January 2018

| January 12, 2018

Coverage of the GB2RS news broadcasts for Region 8, Northern Ireland, is improving with the addition of two new DMR repeaters and the use of social media.

GB7HZ in Strabane, kept by Michael Conaghan, MI0HOZ, operational since 28 December 2017, with TG8/S2 now available for reception of GB2RS broadcasts.

GB7MF in Magherafelt, kept by Jackie Doyle, MI0JPD, has also been approved and the relevant NoV issued. This repeater it is hoped will go live shortly, with GB2RS available from switch-on.

The reading team has also been experimenting with a live stream to a Facebook Group, GIOTA, for GI On The Air, with great success thus far.

This has meant that GI amateurs who are away from home or out of linked repeater coverage can now hear the Sunday broadcast from wherever they are, provided of course they have internet access. Best report so far has been from David, 2I0BSA, from Southern Iraq!

Category: News for Northern Ireland