The Folkestone Repeater Group was formed in 2003 to run and maintain repeaters and APRS / Packet Systems for the benefit of local licensed radio amateurs.
We welcome members and donations to help towards the considerable running costs of the systems, which are around £1,000 per year for site rent, electricity and internet charges. All of the maintenance and repairs are carried out by volunteers without any cost to the Group. In many cases new items of equipment are provided at members own expense and by additional donations.
We hope that through membership subscriptions, we can pay the yearly site rental fees and electric bills with ease. Any extra donations and the money we receive at our meetings in Capel-le-Ferne Village Hall will go towards projects / maintenance etc.
Up untill now, we haven’t had any site rental charges, however since the repeaters are now located at a much better site, that comes at a price!
On top of site rental, we have electricity costs, insurance and site internet to pay for GB7CK DMR Linking.
The membership subscription is £25 per annum and runs for one year from the date of joining with a suggested optional donation of £5 towards ever increasing running costs.
Please join us, the prefered payment type is by Bank Transfer to the Folkestone Repeater Group account.
We thank you in advance and hope you will join the group with the regular annual subscription which will help us move forward.