Welcome to the OFFICIAL UK FM Group (Western) website.
The UK’s largest Repeater Group
Our repeaters are located in;
Cheshire, Lancashire, Manchester, Merseyside, North Wales and Staffordshire
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The network is planned, maintained & operated by the Group without any financial help from the RSGB or any other organisation.
Thanks to sterling work by John, G8LZO and Peter, G8NSS we are pleased to report that at approx 12:00, today, 31st August, GB3LL was returned to service.
If you use GB3LL , or indeed any of the Groups repeaters, and aren’t a members of the Group – please consider joining. If you use any of the Groups repeaters then surely it’s only fair that you contribute towards their running costs which you can do very easily by joining the Group. The group needs members subscriptions to survive, without them we might have to turn some of the boxes off completely. Remember years ago we all used to have to pay £15 every year for our licence why don’t you donate that £12.50 of that £15 to the Group in the form of membership to the Group?
Look across to the right of this page and you’ll see the PayPal button – join now before you forget – after all membership works out at just over 3p per day, what can you buy for 3p these days - membership to UKFM Group (Western).
Also on there, below the PayPal button, you’ll find details of the Groups AGM.
Once again John and Peter many thanks for all your efforts.
Chairman UKFM Group (Western)
Yesterday, 18th April, Darren, G7LWT and myself after the weather conspiring against us
managed to finally get to site to have a go at sorting out the interference
issue that’s been plaguing MN for some time. Cor wasn’t it windy!!!!
I’m pleased to say that after some detective work up there and with the help of
a commercial user from another part of the site we managed to first of all
identify the frequency that was causing the problem and I’m pleased to say by
fitting an extra filter to our system managed to get rid of the problem, well
put it this way we’ve not heard the problem since we fitted the filter!!!
The filter by the way is currently on loan from Darren and is some £300′s worth
The group is going to have to buy a similar unit – as you know with falling
membership and increasing costs budgeting for extra kit like this isn’t easy.
Can I urge you that if you hear someone who you think isn’t a member of the group
please encourage them to support the group by joining – after all its only
£12.50 – just over a £1 a month – and they can join easily via the PayPal button
on the groups web site www.ukfmgw.co.uk.
Once again many thanks for your support.
On behalf of the Group many thanks to John, GW8WFS and Peter, G8NSS for all their hard work in getting GB3LL back on-air.
A special thanks you to Steve, M1SWB for the donation of the Tait T800 Repeater, that has now been put into service. As it turns out without Steve’s generous donation the group would have been struggling to get GB3LL back up and running based on the old hardware – MANY THANKS STEVE.
Check out GB3LL’s age for more details
Chairman, UKFM Group (Western)