We have a new local SSTV repeater, and as far as I know one of only two in the country. Classed as a ‘regenerative node’ it will relay/repeat a received image.
MB7TR is situated in Cwmbran, and maintained by MW0RPB (Peter). It operates on 144.500MHz using FM and outputs in the Martin1 sstv mode.
To get it to repeat your transmitted image, which incidentally can be transmitted in any SSTV mode, you need to do the following, all on 144.500MHz in FM :
- TX your CW ident (good practice)
- TX a 1750Hz tone burst for around 1-2 seconds and key off
- Listen and wait for MB7TR to reply with its CWid – this signifies it is ready to repeat
- TX your SSTV image
- Sit back and wait for your image to be repeated out
You can use your SSTV software of choice, MMSSTV being mine. It is working great, after a few teething problems Peter has ironed out all the gremlins. Give it a try, you never know who might reply !!