GB3FK is a "fill in" repeater located in Folkestone, Kent
NEWS !!! GB3FK is now a multi-mode Digital Voice (C4FM/Fusion) repeater connected to Wires-X, it continues to have Analogue Voice capability and is connected to Echolink.
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Location: Central Folkestone, Kent
Band: 2 Metres
Channel: RV60 Input 145.150 MHz Output 145.750 MHz
Mode: F3E / C4FM
Access: CTCSS G (103.5Hz)
Antenna: Omni Directional
Repeater Keeper: Matt M1CMN
Repeater Status: click here
Echolink: Echolink is connected and working well
Wires-X: Connected and working well
Use as normal with CTCSS of 103.5 – just check your S Meter to ensure the repeater is not in use on digital before you call through. if you don’t have CTCSS on and you just listen on the frequency you will just hear noise when the repeater is being used in digital mode.
Fusion Digital Mode
if you have a compatible radio, just select digital mode on your FTM-400 / FTM-100 / FT1 / FT2 / FT-991 and call through the repeater as normal.
If you have a digital radio, why not make use of AMS mode? with this selected your radio will automatically switch from FM to Fusion when a station calls.
Please respect others users on the repeater and on the other mode.
Please check before transmitting!
Example of AMS Mode
An example of 2x digital users on GB3FK using AMS Mode (Automatic mode select) having a QSO, someone on FM waits for a gap (FM user is watching S Meter go up and down) during the gap they just key up for a second, the 2x digital users radios will automatically switch to FM allowing the other FM user a chance to join in the QSO.
As always, please leave gaps…..