GB3FC Information

GB3FC has been located at the Norbreck Castle Hotel in Blackpool since 1981, the NOV holder is Dave Austin M0DKR. GB3FC has a long history of serving amateurs in the Fylde area and further some of which is documented on the history page.


GB3FC is permanently connected to several North Western Repeater Group repeaters and gateways, GB3BY Chorley, GB3EG Wigan, GB3FC Blackpool, GB3PN Lytham and MB7INM in Oswaldtwistle.

Listen Live.

You can listen to audio streamed from GB3FC using the audio control below. Click play to start.

License details.

Callsign GB3FC
Transmitter Frequency 430.850 MHz
Receiver Frequency 438.450 MHz
CTCSS Frequency 82.5 Hz
Modes FM Narrow
Allstar Node Number 565450
EchoLink GB3FC-R Node 849314
Antenna Diamond X50
Antenna Height Above Ground 20m
Maximum Transmitter Power PEP 14 dBW, 25W
NOV Holder M0DKR

Radio Settings.

To use a repeater you need to listen to its transmitter frequency and transmit on its receive frequency. This can be confusing so these are the settings you need for your radio.

Transmit on 438.450MHz, receive on 430.850MHz and select a CTCSS tone of 82.5Hz.

On many radios, you select the receive frequency of 430.850MHz and an offset of plus 7.6MHz with a tone of 82.5Hz. You can use tone squelch if your radio has this function as the repeater transmits a CTCSS tone of 82.5Hz. 
GB3FC can be linked to using Allstar node number 565450 and EchoLink GB3FC-R node 849314

Coverage Prediction. 

GB3FC Coverage Prediction