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GB2RS Broadcasts
in the Bristol Area on

9:00am on 3.650MHz (80 metre band)

(I am part of a team and read on alternate Sundays.
Bristol coverage is not good, but I can be heard further away,
in most of Wales, the Midlands and East Anglia

9:30am over GB3ZB, 430.825MHz, 70cm.
Disable tone squelch (77Hz).

(I am part alternate with Sean G7NJX.
The repeater covers Bristol and South Wales well with reception
also possible up the Vale of Severn and East into Wiltshire.
Antenna changes made to interference to reception have altered the
transmitted signal. The receive is now good
but the repeater is now weaker in some areas
and there are some black spots in the coverage.

10:30am on 145.525MHz, 2m.
from central Bristol.
(50w omnidirectional)

For a full schedule visit...
The RSGB Website
and follow the link from 'GB2RS News'.

The recordings must not be re-broadcast.

24th. January 2021.Regular listeners will note a few changes to the GB2RS script format this week. Many readers consider them to be long overdue! The broadcasts are likely to be about five minutes shorter as a result.

28th. July 2019. With the hot weather my regular non-noise interference just LF of the news frequency of 3.650MHz drifts HF and becomes a real nuisance. My phasing qrm reducer works a treat on this sort of signal and I made a recording this morning that demonstrates just how good it is.

My contact is with G8CKK running about 100W and about 5 miles away. The heterodyne interference appears when I switch my phaser off ( It attenuates all signals by 20dB and you can hear the noise rise (25 sec. in) as the slow AGC brings up the receiver gain when I switch it off. Click the link below to have a listen.

C8CKK on 80m 28th July 2019

Amateur radio has become increasing frustrating at low frequencies, the level of interference, 'noise', has increased enormously. To get some idea of the problem in central Bristol listen to the short recording made by G0JPS who is about two miles away from me. I always use 100w to broadcast the news. G0JPS uses 5W. On this occasion 27 May 2018, I could not hear him. You can hear how well he received me (!) on 80m. (3.650MHz) by clicking the link below. The file format is .wav. Compression does funny things to noise. I am having to do more broadcasts at 9:00am on 80m. Its a good thing that, as a broadcaster, I don't have to receive.

Intro, GB2RS from G4TRN, 27th. May 2018

I decided to have a partial clear out with the start of the new year, 2021.
Old files have been removed from the web server and
old comments have been deleted from this page.

G4TRN on 2m. 28th. February 2021
G4TRN over GB3ZB. 21st. February 2021
G4TRN on 2m. 14th. February 2021
G4TRN on 2m. 7th. February 2021
G4TRN over GB3ZB. 31st. January 2021
G4TRN on 2m. 24th. January 2021
G4TRN over GB3ZB 17th. January 2021
G4TRN on 2m. 10th. January 2021
G4TRN on 2m. 3rd. January 2021
G4TRN over GB3ZB 27th. December 2020
G4TRN over GB3ZB 13th. December 2020
G4TRN on 2m. 6th. December 2020
G4TRN over GB3ZB 29th. November 2020
G4TRN on 2m. 22nd. November 2020
G4TRN over GB3ZB 15th. November 2020
G7NJX over GB3ZB 8th. November 2020
G4TRN over GB3ZB 1st. November 2020

John Everingham. G4TRN


email:- g4trn(at)


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