Welcome to the Folkestone Repeater Group

The Folkestone Repeater Group is a totally independent non-profit group, we provide FM, Data and Digital repeaters to allow Radio Amateurs to communicate in our area, we now also have a dedicated Network Radio Channel on Zello, you can find out more information here.

If you are interested in becoming a Radio Amateur, visit Essex Ham who offer information on how to get started, free training material, plus their free online Foundation training course.

Everyone from the group is interested in supporting repeaters in the Ashford, Dover, Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh areas, all group members give their time freely and we do not receive any funding from any other body.

We have no committee and no formal structure, anyone is free to suggest ideas but overall decisions are down to the respective registered repeater keeper.

Upcoming Events

DMR Move to Brandmeister

We moved GB7CK to Brandmeister from Phoenix on 24th October 2023 and GB7AS on 9th December. We have worked closely with the Thanet Group to ensure talkgroups and configuration are the same.  

For more information, visit GB7AS and GB7CK web pages.

Below are links to the Brandmeister network dashboard, this provides a lot of information.

Brandmeister user dashboard: link opens in new window
Welcome to GB7CK: link opens in new window
Welcome to GB7AS: link opens in new window, not currently linked to Brandmeister

Repeater Status – click here

If you use any of our repeaters, please consider supporting the Folkestone Repeater Group, click for more information.

  • GB7AS – DMR located Ashford (Brandmeister)
  • GB7CK – DMR located Folkestone (Brandmeister)
  • GB3FK – FM / Fusion located Folkestone
  • GB3KS – FM located Dover
  • GB7FK – D-STAR, currently off air
  • MB7UF – Folkestone APRS Digi