GB3RF is an FM-only 2m repeater. It is licenced as multimode but the club members decided to make it FM only, the NOV will be amended. GB3RF can also be accessed using an Allstar node and on EchoLink. As well as analogue FM and digital modes it is also possible to crossmode between analogue and digital modes allowing people using the repeater locally on FM to talk with people using digital radios. More information can be found under the GB3RF and Modes menu headings.
Please do look through the pages under Modes in the menu and familiarise yourself with the many modes and methods of operating through GB3RF either locally or globally.
GB3RF will always be fixed into FM only mode between 6 pm and 8 pm every evening for the usual evening net. Please see the multimode information page for more details.
GB3RF will be automatically linked to the North West Allstar Group between 10 pm and 8 am every day.
You can listen to audio streamed from GB3RF using the audio control below. Please click play to start and wait for the stream to start.
|Transmitter Frequency||145.775 MHz|
|Receiver Frequency||145.175 MHz|
|CTCSS Frequency||82.5 Hz|
|Modes||FM Narrow 2.5KHz peak|
|Antenna||Radio Structures FVC3|
|Antenna Height Above Ground||15m|
|Maximum Transmitter Power ERP||14 dBW, 25W|
Internet Linking Details
|Allstar Node Number||47977|
|Echolink||GB3RF-R or node number 333195|
|DMR to FM Cross-mode Reflector||DMRGateway and XLX Master XLX_977 Startup Module D TG6|
|Dstar to FM Cross-mode Reflector||XLX977 - D|
|Fusion to FM Cross-mode Reflector||YSF71776 - XLX977 - XLXreflector|
|M17 to FM Cross-mode Reflector||M17-NWR reflector|
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 145.175MHz, receive on 145.775MHz and select a CTCSS tone of 82.5Hz. It is advisable to use tone squelch set to 82.5Hz on your radio. Tone squelch will only open when your radio hears the CTCSS sent with the FM signal. Without tone squelch you will hear the digital noise when the repeater is in digital mode.
On many radios, you select the receive frequency of 145.775MHz and an offset of minus 0.6MHz with a tone of 82.5Hz. We recommend you select tone squelch if your radio has this function. This will only open your radios squelch when it detects the repeaters 82.5Hz tone and you will not hear the digital noise if the repeater is being used in a digital mode.
CHIRP is a free, open-source tool for programming amateur radios, it is free and supports many radios. We have made a CHIRP file with just one channel set for GB3RF. You can download this and copy the GB3RF channel into your own radios configuration file.
GB3RF CHIRP File
Link to CHIRP's website so you can download the free software and check if it supports your radio.