frg logoThe 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 The Dover Radio Club  and view the training page.

Everyone from the group is interested in supporting repeaters in the Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and Ashford 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.

DMR Network Update 13 May 2021

On the 12 May, we migrated GB7AS, GB7DX, GB7CF and GB7CK onto the new Phoenix K Server, this server will provide better connectivity and hopefully we won't see the networking issues that we have had in the past.
Thanks to Keith and Tony for re-programming on site, we had a good chat for over an hour with no connectivity problems across the repeaters.

Below is a list of current publicly accessible dashboards used by the Phoenix network, these dashboards provide a lot of information.

For repeaters on Pheonix E:
For repeaters on Phoenix K:
For Hotspots:

NOTE: Currently the Phoenix repeater network is split between both ‘E’ and ‘K’ servers, repeaters are being migrated from E to K, however this may take a little time due to site access restrictions.

Pictured below is GB3FK, the groups first repeater which went on air in 2004 and GB7CF in their new cabinet.

Repeater Status

picture GB3FK and GB7CF
  • GB7AS - DMR located Ashford - On Air 7/5/16
  • GB7CF - DMR located Folkestone - On Air 21/3/15
  • GB7CK - DMR located Capel-le-Ferne - On Air 5/9/15
  • GB7DX - DMR located Greatstone - On Air 2/4/18
  • GB3FK - FM / Fusion Wires X - On Air with Echolink
  • GB7FK - D-STAR located Capel-le-Ferne - On Air
  • GB7RMS - Packet BBS - On Air 8/1/18
  • MB7UF - Folkestone APRS Digi - On Air
  • Marine SDR01 Capel-le-Ferne - On Air

You can report repeater problems here