The North Western Repeater Group was formed on the 23rd January 1975 to provide reliable mobile communication between Amateur Radio operators. It currently operates the 2m FM and multimode digital repeater GB3RF. Two other repeaters used to be part of the North Western Repeater Group, GB3FC and GB3PF. Both are now looked after by individuals and information about them can be found at the following two links: GB3FC and GB3PF
The repeater had been at the house of one of our member's for several years while a more suitable home was found for it. On the 12th October 2017 it moved a short distance to its current home. Almost straight away the repeater had a problem with local interference resulting in FM operation being impossible and digital modes being severely restricted to very local stations only. The intermittent interference proved difficult to track down but the issue was eventually solved. The repeater is currently being operated in FM only until we are confident the issues have been resolved. We are committed to and will return the repeater to it's fully licenced FM and digital state as soon as possible.
During the groups 40 plus years there have been many changes to the members, committee and several repeater keepers, the current members can be seen on the members page. Without members, a group isn't a group and we are very grateful to all our members past and present for all their support and donations that have kept GB3RF on air for over 40 years
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.
Every Wednesday evening at 8pm there is a net on GB3RF, more information can be found on the It's Good To Talk Facebook page.
We always welcome new members and everyone is welcome to visit us at one of our monthly meetings.
The group meets at The Globe Bowling Club, Willows Lane, Accrington, Lancashire on the Third Thursday of each month starting at 8-00pm.
Membership of the group currently costs £16.00 per year if paid using the PayPal button below, renewable after 12 calendar months.
Membership is discounted to £15 per year if paid at one of the groups monthly meetings.
To join, either contact the Treasurer or use the 'Subscribe' button below.