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G0RZR
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Is there anybody there ?

Post by G0RZR » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:21 pm

Well, it's over 4 years now since I put GB7LN on the air, and although there was a flurry of activity at the start, it's like tumbleweed now.
Sadly I think it's just the demise of Amateur Radio in general due to an instant connection to anywhere in the world nowadays that is to blame. While there might be "new" modes and equipment to use, there simply are not the people available to make it all worthwhile, and the amount of newly registered hams each year is falling all the time.

So, as this is costing money all the time to keep on air, to say nothing of the initial layout for the equipment, if the traffic and users on GB7LN doesn't increase in the next few months, I will consider closing it and using the station as a commercial repeater.

I doubt anyone will read this anyway ! :roll:

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