Located in the lovely coastal town of Fleetwood, Lancashire is GB7FD North West Fusion Groups first repeater. GB7FD covers most of Blackpool, North Fylde, and Morecambe Bay plus the Western side of Cumbria, including Barrow and the Western Lake District. Permanently linked to Wires-X Room 41755 and Reflector YSF26499 (GB NWFG), GB7FD is the backbone… Continue reading GB7FD
GB7MB is currently the northernmost point of the network. Covering Morecambe, Lancaster and surrounding areas including south Cumbria it is situated in Morecambe. GB7MB is permanently linked to Wires-X room 41755 and Reflector YSF26499 (GB NWFG). The repeater keepers are Ian, G0VGS and his wife Linda, G0YLM. GB7MB is co-sited with MB7IMB, a simplex AllStar… Continue reading GB7MB
Now, back in the day when the mentors of our hobby were young and SSB was the new kid on the block, at some point the VHF (and also UHF) repeater was born. All the books have a picture of a hill and usually two cars, one each side of the hill and it shows… Continue reading Repeaters, gateways, hotspots and more!
North West Fusion Group is proud to announce the launch of our second network primarily for the use of the members of The Blind Veterans Amateur Radio Society. Members of the society have regular morning nets on 80m SSB but due to current HF conditions, some of their members identified a need for a second… Continue reading Good News Story
Hmmmm, now this is interesting. You know how when you buy a nice new FTM400 and you switch it on, type in your callsign on the wonderful touch screen, dial up the frequency of your local gateway or Fusion simplex frequency and chat? Very simple, no set up required, easy. No codeplugs, no dodgy downloads… Continue reading Hmmmmm
Blog Time: Well, Monday again, it doesn’t half come round quick!! Right, question: What do a Lancia Beta, an Electronica Special, a class 9F locomotive, and an On Digital Box all have in common? Answer: Non were usable to anywhere near their designed life. But, for different reasons: The class 9F was due to a… Continue reading What do a Lancia Beta, an Electronica Special, a class 9F locomotive, and an On Digital Box all have in common?