LOCAL REPEATERS

VHF voice repeaters covering the catchment area of the Dover club are GB3KS at Dover (145.625MHz)

Dover is a dual mode repeater the repeater welcomes FM and System Fusion users from Kent and Beyond. The repeater was changed to Dual mode on the 14th October 2018.

Dover club member Dick G4BBH was the first user on Fusion using his FT991 in Dover.

GB3FK at Folkestone (145.750MHz) has Zello and Echolink: We have a Zello channel which links to a gateway on GB3FK, this channel requires moderator approval of an amateur radio callsign to talk, please email [email protected] for further information.

There is no UHF repeater in the immediate locality but GB3EK at Cliftonville Tx (Output) 430.8875 MHz, RX (Input) 438.4875 MHz [Offset 7.6 MHz] CTCSS 103.5 Hz (look at www.gb3ek.co.uk for more information) and GB3SK at Canterbury (433.150MHz) provide good coverage with the exception of the low lying areas of Shepway.

The remaining repeaters mentioned above are run by the Kent Repeater Group and full details of all their repeaters can be found on their web site at www.krg.org.uk

VOICE REPEATER ACCESS AND USAGE

All the voice repeaters in Kent can be accessed by CTCSS tones of 103.5 Hz (except GB3SK) followed by at least 3 seconds of audio this can be achieved by giving your own call sign twice to ensure the repeater is opened properly. ALWAYS wait for the over signal, usually a ‘K’ or a ‘G’ between overs before transmitting. The ‘G’ indicates access by CTCSS.

DIGITAL REPEATERS

GB7FK – This digital repeater is located in Capel, between Dover and Folkestone. Port C 145.7875 MHz. Please send your reports via The Folkestone Repeater Group

DMR Repeater GB7CK is also located at Capel, on 70cms. more information at www.gb3fk.com