We received an email from an SWL (Short Wave Listener) asking if GB7EB stood for Ellough Base.  To be fair it is located on an old RAF base so Ellough Base would be very fitting, however, it's more boring than that!

 

BE  (GB7BE - D-Star) was the first repeater at Beccles with the BE being the first two letters of the name Beccles.
EB (GB7EB - DMR) came after and all we did was swap the letters around resulting in EB.
JS (GB3JS - Great Yarmouth 70cms) stands for James (M0JGX) and Simon (M0TRJ) the two original driving forces behind the repeater.  
LO (GB3LO - ATV) Is the first two letters of Lowestoft*
YL (GB3YL - Lowestoft 70cms) Stands for Yarmouth and Lowestoft*
YL (GB7YL - DMR) Is co-sited with GB3YL so seemed logical.
MB6ILO (Digital Multimode Lowestoft) The I is mandated by the ETCC as it's an attended gateway and LO was borrowed from GB3LO. MB6IYL was already taken.

 

* I'm 99% sure, however, I wasn't licensed or had even started School when these repeaters were first licensed - James M0JGX

 

Anyway, if you want to call EB Ellough Base then feel free, it's a better story and more fitting!

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