Maintaining Amateur Radio Systems in Gloucestershire


Due to a Major increase in rental costs by the land owner. MB7UCC was turned off on Thursday 21st February 2019 and removed from site the following weekend.

MB7UCC is a 2m APRS Digi-Repeater which is located at Cleeve Hill [IO81XW] (5Km Northeast of Cheltenham).

The system was originally installed on Sunday 10th March 2002 (as MB7UC)

Weather Station hardware was added on 15 June 2010 and sadly removed February 2019

MB7UCC provides APRS ‘connectivity’ across some of the Midlands, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire & beyond.

The system comprises: a KANTRONICS 9612+ TNC with V8.2 firmware and a modified Key KM150 radio, with RF filters donated by G4FPV and utilises a small Tri-band co-linear antenna.

Location of MB7UCC (

A Rx-only (RF->Internet) APRS I-Gate system using a Raspberry Pi running APRX under Linux (Raspbian) was installed on Sunday 8th December 2013 and was operational until February 2019