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8295 hits with 149 book entries between 26 March 2004 and 16 September 2007
149 Date: 2007-09-16 10:33:57
mario pe1ool wrote:

I visit 19=9=2--7 the echolink at 12:32 local time. It is quiet ther, no ine returns. Thanks for the connection to the echo link

regards 73 Mario the PE1OOL

148 Date: 2007-08-29 07:56:44
Richard wrote:

Just a short reception report from IO91RG... Can just hear 'LK above the background noise. Antenna 2x5/8 about 10m off the ground. 'OK a solid S3 on a end-fed dipole. 73s de G1JAJ.

147 Date: 2007-08-23 19:24:36
Vince Deveney wrote:

hello from the high sierra's
Just dropped by to listen in for a bit.
Truckee, California, USA

146 Date: 2007-08-22 23:11:08
Edward wrote:

73's KD0AKG

145 Date: 2007-08-13 19:22:12
Dave Lee wrote:

Thanks for the use of the OK repeater, using echo link to talk from Devon(Sidmouth) to a friend from here mobile on the M25 near Enfield great repeater service....Dave G6XUV

144 Date: 2007-07-14 03:14:15
Paul Barnes wrote:

sticks and stones ........

lifes too short for wars so close to home
lets enjoy what we have
keep up the good work tony and friends
best 73

143 Date: 2007-07-11 21:39:23
Mike wrote:

I go out the country for 11 days and while im gone GB3OK/GB3LK gets switched off.....Its a shame cause im new to ham radio and found both tony,jenette and all the users of the repeter frendly and helpfull....I can just hope that one day all this childish activity can be sweept away and life gets back to normal because there are no winners to this problem only losers.....
Good luck .....Regards Mike (M3SEY)

142 Date: 2007-07-04 05:30:48
Dave wrote:

Just heard that the repeaters are down until the abuse stops. I'm very sorry to hear that the juvenile antics of the minority have yet again interfered with the enjoyment of the majority.

Lets just hope that something is done about these idiots sooner rather than later.

Hope to hear you all again soon, 73's
M0XDW - St Albans, UK

141 Date: 2007-07-02 15:11:04
alan 2e0hin wrote:

lots of bad things going on in the world today like the weather children missing ands kids shooting each other and no smoking then we have goodthings that we all injoy in our busy working lifes like weekends and our hobbies mind being my club and my vans and my fav ham radoi lots of people helped me get to where i am to day thay know who thay our and now i can only run a small anntenna at work gb3ok and the new gb3lk were my only chanes at work of useing ham radoi and iam very sad to see both our now off the air i take this chance to thank all the people involved in both these repeatrs for all there hard work in bringing radio back to me at work and hope that soon thay maybe back on the air again cheers alan 2e0hin

140 Date: 2007-06-28 08:08:35
2E0UYP wrote:

GB3LK 5/9+20 in ST reatham, Very nice audio, Good job Tony + Co..........Peter

139 Date: 2007-06-18 20:00:49
garry wrote:

great site used you on echo link from my home will try and use you on the upcoming course
73's garry 2e0bhp sunny worthing,

138 Date: 2007-06-12 14:45:34
Peter wrote:

Gb3ok is the best repeater in the UK,Being all the hard work ove all those involved........2E0UYP

137 Date: 2007-06-01 02:11:50
rick rogers wrote:

good evening,
dropped by to say hello. i tried to make a contact on the repeater, but didn't receive an answer. it's probably the time difference between the US and here.

rick rogers

136 Date: 2007-05-21 06:03:31
jonathan kempster wrote:

Just wanted to say that I think GB3OK is easily the best repeater in the London! It absolutely booms in here in Limehouse, east London.
M5AEO Jonathan.

135 Date: 2007-05-10 00:26:38
Dave M3TZX wrote:

once again enjoyed my visit to your website, I obtained my license in march 07 (bromley) but due to illness I still have not managed to get on the air for my first QSO, hopefully my first will be through GB3OK very soon. regards....M3TZX

134 Date: 2007-04-14 21:13:29
Carlo wrote:

Hi Tony,

Haven't spoken for ages but hopefully you,the regulars and the "box" are all ok



133 Date: 2007-03-20 23:22:09
Don Wilbanks wrote:

Greetings from the United States!

AE5DW here. I made contact via EchoLink with 2E0HIN on the repeater and had a very nice chat. You'll be hearing more of me on GB3OK-R.

73 from the colonies...


132 Date: 2007-03-07 21:04:57
Ray Russell, M3ZRJ wrote:

Dear Tony,

Since becoming licensed in August of last year, I have benefited greatly from using the Orpington repeater, especially the Echolink facility, which has enabled me to talk to radio amateurs all over the world at a time in the sunspot cycle when long distance communication by HF is by no means guaranteed.

I hope that you will see fit to continue running the repeater for many years.

With many thanks,

73 de
Ray Russell

131 Date: 2007-03-02 07:31:45
Kris PARTRIDGE wrote:

Just when I get out here in Baghdad, I read about the possible demise of 'OK. Sorry to read/hear about the problem(s).

Now can you get the users of 'OK to listen between PTT button pushes..!

73 de Kris YI9AU
(also G8AUU when in UK,SO6AUU/9 when in Krakow,PL)
former sysop GB3LW / Central London UHF repeater/

130 Date: 2007-02-22 11:35:20
Kris G7CVY wrote:

Well done on this repeater - new to me, but a solid 9++ here in Chatham. (OK, so I'm near the top of the hill, southside.) I remember chatting to Tony HIG and Dave UZN many years ago, when I lived in London.

129 Date: 2007-02-08 06:05:03
WB7AVF wrote:

73 de NYC!

128 Date: 2007-02-06 03:34:26
John Fitch wrote:

This is my second day using EchoLink and my first contact with anyone in London England. The repeater worked quite well and the contact was a gentleman (M3HIN). Thanks again and stay on the air. Ham Radio needs people like you.

127 Date: 2007-02-04 10:56:57
m0edj wrote:

test on 70cms on 04/02/2007 10:54 sigs were 5/3 in Speldhurst/ Tunbridge Wells

126 Date: 2007-02-03 14:35:50
alan m3hin wrote:

hi great to meet u all at the meeting the other night looking forward to more meets great work here on the repeter tony best for 2007 and beyound

125 Date: 2007-01-23 22:12:02
Ron wrote:

Greetings, call sign is ve4mgr, Winnipeg Manitoba Canada, good in QRZ, please join us on the IRLP Network,reflector # 9250 on Wednesday evening @ 0200 UTC [ 2000 hrs ] Thanks Ron, VE4MGR.

124 Date: 2007-01-21 16:11:18
Marcel Metaal wrote:

Many greetings fom the other site of the world.

123 Date: 2006-12-31 09:59:06
Michael wrote:

Wish to say many thanks for very friendly and fantastic repeater that keep me awake to the early hours of the morning listening to the users around the world on echolink.

Heard gb3lk on the test day only S1 gb3ok is S8 All the very best for the new repeater and congratulations great repeater, excellent website.

I wish you well for the New Year and all the best Michael.

122 Date: 2006-12-30 22:22:33
Aldo Nakamura wrote:

Hi there. Congratulations for this nice website! It´s a pleasure to meet websites with this kind of service. I´m an amateur radio since Sept 1995.
Happy New Year!!!!
PU2NAK/Sao Paulo Brazil

121 Date: 2006-11-27 00:21:02
Norman wrote:

Came across GB3OK one week ago after purchasing a new Icom 7000. The GB3OK Repeater and its users are wonderful examples of just how enjoyable amateur radio should be. Always a great signal reaching the Heathrow area. Warmest congratulations - a cheque in support of your efforts is on the way. 73 de Norman G0OSX

120 Date: 2006-11-23 13:06:23
Matthew Leavy wrote:

Just a note to say thanks for supplying the Echolink connection. I am in sunny southern Florida, United States. Listened to a mobile exchange that ended to quickly to join. Looking forward to a QSO or three. 73 from Boca Raton, FL - KI4LNG (handle is Matt)

119 Date: 2006-11-16 02:54:49
Don Friend wrote:

Thanks for making the greater London area available via EchoLink. Listened in for only a few moments this evening. Looking forward to making acquaintenances. 73's from the western-most part of Maryland, USA -- KD3RH

118 Date: 2006-11-12 10:05:16
Martin G7WIR wrote:

The 70cm test was fully readable on a Handheld Scanner in East London.

117 Date: 2006-11-11 17:16:37
G7AKM wrote:

70cms test on the 11-11-06 end stop at my qth in swanley

116 Date: 2006-11-11 12:00:21
m3xld wrote:

gb3lk test 5/4 at southend

115 Date: 2006-11-11 11:31:25
Martin wrote:

Your test on 70cms on 11/11/2006 sigs were 59 in Chadwell Heath. 73

114 Date: 2006-10-31 21:35:38
Paul wrote:

Impressed after seeing whats involved
"Wan't That One"
Excellent coverage credit to everyone involved!!

113 Date: 2006-10-26 12:31:11
Ki-ho wrote:

I'm from South Corea.
I've just contact your repeater(GB3OK) and visit here.
I hope to speak with you next time.

112 Date: 2006-10-15 06:49:22
IK(FOT - Elio wrote:

My first visit in your site, GB3OK Repeater and Echolink Node 280040. Very good!
73 Elio

111 Date: 2006-09-24 13:49:39
TOM wrote:

It's difficult to receive your voice in China from Echolink.I wish I could hear your words in the nearly future.
De BG4AHF from Shanghai,China

110 Date: 2006-09-14 20:59:25
lee wrote:

HI im lee (M3 JCT)i enjoy listening to gb3ok. i think its one of the best repeaters in the area. i can pick you up in tonbridge but not so good when im mobile. keep up the good work. lee m3jct

109 Date: 2006-09-05 15:21:45
Dave - WC3A wrote:

My first time on a repeater via EchoLink. Very enjoyable contact with Dave, G7AKM. Thanks for doing a great job with your repeater. I'll be back.
Dave, WC3A (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania)

108 Date: 2006-08-27 07:23:45



107 Date: 2006-08-26 14:52:32
Bob - N1MHV wrote:

Connected through EchoLink. Very nice repeater.

106 Date: 2006-08-20 19:22:06
Bernie wrote:

Thanks Tony, Jeanette & co. for the 2nd anv. bash at the QTH. Great to meet you all.


Bernie G7EIM

105 Date: 2006-08-13 15:09:18
Quirino wrote:

IZ8GFQ nice to meet u on air

104 Date: 2006-08-07 21:03:03
Peter wrote:

Just like to thank Tony and Garry (G1HIG +2E0ULA ) for the very good presentation at the Surrey Radio Contact Club on the 7 August 06. Good stuff chaps.......PETER 2E0UYP....

103 Date: 2006-08-04 08:09:43
brian wrote:

Listen to your group members conversing during the day on my scanner. traffic reports are extremely helpful.qth is forest hill.

best wishes to your group.


102 Date: 2006-08-03 21:26:57
Conrad wrote:

Ex 8th Air Force 1944, Seething, East Anglia

101 Date: 2006-07-30 09:09:54
Bocage wrote:

Hello. Very good site. Large work is done. It is pleasant to read these pages.


100 Date: 2006-07-29 19:09:38
Leslie Baker - G8JIC wrote:

Dear Tony and all ... GB3ok is a vital link for such as myself - living in a flat with no space for hf aerials. This repeater and gateway gives me access to services I would not otherwise have. Both the repeater and its website are well presented and managed, and I commend all those who support it ... Leslie

99 Date: 2006-07-23 19:37:25
Thomas wrote:

Hi this is thomas ki4cmx i thought i write a brief note, vy 73 ,55 de thomas

98 Date: 2006-07-22 15:01:59
Bob VK4UD wrote:

Good morning all,
Just droped by onto your repeater and put out a few calls but no takers (1500 utc Sat) 1am in the morning here on the east coast of Australia and have a Radio clubs get together today with the Hearvy Bay and Bundaberg Clubs so better hit the sack or i will not be getting up in time. OK all the best from Oz.

97 Date: 2006-07-18 16:06:19
Leslie Baker wrote:

Well done all, I get a lot of enjoyment from just listening to the qsos, never knowing who will come through next. I am limited at the moment for antenna locations here, so it is nice to get out via GB3OK.

96 Date: 2006-06-25 03:06:15
Nick wrote:

Well, I visited via echolink, but there was no one responding. Could have been because it was after midnight, but why is it that Hams go to sleep so early? :-) I really appreciate it when hams do this sort of thing for the ham community.

95 Date: 2006-06-24 13:19:42
London Amateur wrote:

The most popular repeater gets even better and sound great!

Keep up the good work Tony

94 Date: 2006-05-21 17:25:52
Bob wrote:

Very nice website with great repeaters. I enjoyed looking at it.

Good luck and 73, Bob.

93 Date: 2006-05-18 19:49:08
Bernie wrote:

Recently discovered the repeater through Echolink,after getting broadband. Been out of the hobby some years and getting a taste for it again. Hope to catch you soon on air & keep up the good work. Thanks for all you do, so that we can enjoy.
Cheers. Bernie G7EIM.

92 Date: 2006-05-04 09:34:53
Jim Alger wrote:

Just stopping by.


91 Date: 2006-05-02 21:02:05
carlo wrote:

Hi Tony and all involved with gb3ok.I have taken a quick look around this site and must say i'm very impressed and will be coming back to delve some more.Well done everyone!!!

90 Date: 2006-05-01 13:16:23
Phil wrote:

I'm impressed.

Now I can talk to the world without having to run HF mobile

89 Date: 2006-04-27 03:54:05
DL2PAN Andre wrote:

Verry nice ECHOLINK repeater.Greetings from NEUSTADT/Weinstrasse in s.w. Germany.

Vy 73 de DL2PAN André.

88 Date: 2006-04-26 06:55:11
Edward Smelko wrote:

Enjoyed QSO with G7WIR 73's

87 Date: 2006-04-24 11:04:17
Jonathan Kempster wrote:

Just to say I was delighted to meet Tony and others on my first QSO via GB3OK. It is booming in on the new channel at my QTH (Limehouse, east London), and I can even access it with 300mW from my balcony!
Keep up the good work!
Jonathan M5AEO

86 Date: 2006-04-08 07:24:23
2E0JTP wrote:

I'm looking forward to it!

At the moment I get GB3PO as a stronger signal than GB3OK (I live just off the A229 by J3 of the M2).

Absolutely best of luck with a smooth transition!


85 Date: 2006-04-07 18:28:21
Bob wrote:

Congratulations to the professional team at GB3OK credit to the amateur radio!

Thanks so much for the repeater great service and the website looks great too!

Well pleased! 73’s Bob……

84 Date: 2006-04-01 12:02:12
jdsmith wrote:

Good, strong Echolink audio.

Thanks for your efforts!

~ jds

83 Date: 2006-03-26 22:52:58
Gary Fuchikami wrote:

Visited your repeater via Echolink but wasn't able to hear anyone at the time. Hopefully will be able to do so in the future. I think this Echolink is an asset to hamming that may help to attract more prospective hams to our hobby. 73 & Aloha!

82 Date: 2006-03-22 07:29:49
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80 Date: 2006-03-21 08:06:32
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78 Date: 2006-03-18 21:03:51
Phil Manning wrote:

Used your repeater for the first time today, had a qso with DL2PAN Andre in Nuestadt near Heidleburg in Germany. Thanks for the facilities,

Phil G1LKJ

77 Date: 2006-03-18 11:18:20
David M0AKB wrote:

Hi Tony (G1HIG)& crew,
It was nice to chat with you this morning Tony (18th March, 2006, approx 10:20-11:00hrs) while you was mobile through GB3EK-Via EchoLink. Hope to work you soon through GB3OK, i'll give it a try later on today, after my chores, hi. Also, like the webpages, very well set out & very informative. All the best Tony, take care, de Dave M0AKB...

76 Date: 2006-03-17 18:53:52
TONY wrote:


75 Date: 2006-03-09 15:52:42
Jeff N8AME wrote:

I was on echolink and saw the web site so I thought I would check it out. Looks great and very informative. Thanks so much. I will try to make contact via echolink when I get a chance. 73 from Saginaw, Mi

74 Date: 2006-02-26 09:07:22
Jeff wrote:

Hi Tony G1HIG,

It was nice to chat with you this morning. Thanks for having the repeater and echolink there. The website looks great and it's nice to see amateur radio integrating so well with modern internet technology.

Best wishes,

Jeff Polachek WR2Z
Los Angeles, CA

73 Date: 2006-02-17 07:24:34
dave /zl4dlu wrote:

great stuff , works well , and hi from the lower south island of new zealand .keep up the good work . cheers zl4dlu-r

72 Date: 2006-02-07 17:05:01
John wrote:

Just used echolink for the first time to talk to my brother (M3ULA) via your repeater GB3OK. Well pleased! Thanks for setting up this great service and please keep it up.


71 Date: 2006-02-02 14:54:31
Alan wrote:

Just a short note to let you know I'd listened to the echolink on GB3OK and also the website.
I think your work is an absolute credit to the amateur radio around the world, we can all continue to enjoy this fantastic hobby.........

Well done young man!

70 Date: 2006-02-02 01:34:42
William Dudas wrote:

N3SGQ here... Just tried to call CQ via echolink. No one on... could be everyones sleeping. Well maybe someday soon I can get on a bit earlyer and catch one of you fellas on the air. I am tech no code so I never worked any of the DX low bands. I may come off quite a bit off protocol due to this. By the way, nice web site. 73s Bill

69 Date: 2006-01-29 18:54:22
Alan Caldwell wrote:

Nice website. Tried connecting to you guys via echolink tonight but doesn't seem to be anyone about. 73 AlanC MM3ZGP

68 Date: 2006-01-27 06:33:19
The Bromley and District Amateur Radio Society wrote:


Excellent news re the Echolink and thanks to you and all the others who have put so much time into the work – for the benefit of users.

I have listened to you testing the system, excellent work!

I will soon be putting a 144MHz set in my to/from/at work car, now I am based at Sidcup – but travel to/from offices anywhere between Wimbledon and Redbridge on normal commute hours – I expect to become a user [at last] rather than a listener.

Can I use some of the info on your website [acknowledgements of course] on the Bromley ARS website and a few bits in both Bromley & Cray Valleys club mags.

I already use [thanks] some pictures of ‘OK and mention it as part of the Foundation & Intermediate classes at Bromley ARS.

Again …………. Thanks.

Richard Perzyna. G8ITB.

67 Date: 2006-01-23 02:47:08
Charles Ahlgren wrote:

Noticed your web address on Echolink and thought I would stop by for a visit...Very nice, indeed..especially the new Photo album..Loved it! Have neighbors from Yorkshire -- their parents are near Liverpool, I believe...Visited London about 25 years ago, will get back someday...Perhaps via Echolink and your repeater...Drop me an e-mail, if you get a chance...73's and Cheers for now, Charles

66 Date: 2006-01-22 21:17:09
Jack Wolfe WF1`S wrote:

DE WF1S Billings MT, USA

Thank you Tony G1HIG for the nice QSO from your motor car on my ECHOLINK in Montana. You said that this was the first day to have the repeater on the link. We wish all your repeater members all the best of luck there in london.I enjoyed your home page very much. I will check in often.

Jack WF1s Montana USA

65 Date: 2006-01-14 19:23:37
John wrote:

I can see there have been no updates to the site since october 2005, is this group still active?

64 Date: 2005-12-24 21:35:33
Richard G. Bromley wrote:

Please continue to honor the name-sake of your system. Can't hear the machine here in Florida, USA...but I just know it has to be a good one!
Happy Holidays for 2005 & 6

63 Date: 2005-11-22 00:03:45
Duncan M3TDA wrote:

Excellent repeater!
60 over 9 here in Chesham in Buckinghamshire.. Cant be bad..
Keep up the good work Tony

62 Date: 2005-11-21 00:17:00
dave wrote:

well done for a good repeater can get it from romford in essex although the frequencies for it were not readily available to me..... also the forum appears to be down and the site needs updating..other than that well done for replacing GB3SL


61 Date: 2005-11-17 16:18:18
jonathan kempster wrote:

I have recently got back on air after a few years break, and am delighted to find GB3OK. I've only accessed it a couple of times, and had no actual QSOs so far, but it's a fantastically strong signal with me. I am using an FT-897, 15 watts into a 5/8th vertical on my balcony. I look forward to meeting some of you on the repeater; are there any regular nets I could join in? 73 Jon, M5AEO

60 Date: 2005-09-13 10:34:04
Peter ....2E0UYP............. wrote:

Wonderful repeater, Well to done all who have made it possible, +60 at the bottom of Streatham Common on triband colinear + 706 mk2g

59 Date: 2005-08-15 23:27:25
Bill wrote:

Happy anniversary to the Repeater. The No:1 London Repeater. It seems that all the other repeaters are not in use. Maybe some of the other repeater keepers should take a feather out your caps... Well Done to all of you that have made OK what it is today!

58 Date: 2005-08-04 07:40:52
Peter ....2E0UYP............. wrote:

60 over the 9 at the bottom of Streatham common Blinding repeater...Thanks'

57 Date: 2005-05-13 12:29:05
Steve Larkins wrote:

I have now raised my 3 band collinear aerial to about 40 feet and GB3OK is now 5/2 here at Pyle Hill, Newbury. Accessible with about 50W, although of course GB3WH is on the same frequency, so using the repeater is not possible.

You have done a good job with the repeater. Considering the distance, it's doing well.

56 Date: 2005-04-13 17:35:13
more wrote:


55 Date: 2005-04-08 14:06:51
Marc M3MHT wrote:

Have heard the GB3OK repeater on several occaions but never been able to get into it from Dagenham but now I've built myself a new antenna I might see if I can access it tonight.

Well done for all the hard work with the repeater which sounds quite nice. I was recieving the signals at 5/9 but with a little bit of background hiss but that may well be because my antenna (homebrewed 2x5/8 wave vert) was in it's low to the ground testing position. Can hear GB3OK on handie flexible ant but not get a return sig to GB3OK.

54 Date: 2005-01-08 20:46:20
mark wrote:

Hi tony hope all is ok . site looks good shame i can't work your box from home. say hi to the guys for me. oh ps dave fwf is trying to email you don't know if he has succeeded yet. cheers 4 now 73's M0PPK

53 Date: 2004-12-01 10:37:27
dave stanton wrote:

Dave Stanton

52 Date: 2004-11-10 15:51:57
dorothy wrote:

its only a hobby

51 Date: 2004-10-22 10:38:36
Bryan, G3OFI / VE7FH wrote:

Hi Tony,

It was good to talk to you at 1545 on October 3rd from Blackheath when I was mobile via GB3OK during my recent visit to London. The repeater was full scale on the Heath and in Greenwich Park by the Royal Observatory. However I was disappointed that I could not reach it from another high spot at the top of Telegraph Hill in New Cross, SE14. Also I could not reach it from the Lee Green / Eltham area where I was staying, which are much lower down than Blackheath. I understand from what you said during our short QSO your group is adjusting the antenna patterns to give better coverage in South East London, which has lacked repeater coverage since GB3SL at Crystal Palace went off the air.

As an offshore resident living on Vancouver Island where I can access half a dozen IRLP equipped repeaters, I would like to suggest that your group add IRLP capability to GB3OK.

The only repeater anywhere near London having IRLP is the GB3LV UHF repeater in Enfield which only covers the outer parts of North West London, and is not reachable even on high ground elsewhere in London. For some reason over 90% of British IRLP-equipped repeaters are located in the North of England.

As an expatriate Londoner, I would be delighted to keep in touch with some of my SE London and NW Kent ham friends via IRLP through GB3OK. Perhaps your group could make adding this interesting facility a future project. From experience in Canada we have found that many older Full licence hams no longer able to use HF for overseas QSO's due to antenna restrictions have rekindled their interest and enjoyment of the hobby via IRLP. Also new beginners with Basic no-code licences are increasing in numbers, and membership of previously dwindling numbers at local clubs has increased dramatically because they are able to talk around the world via their local VHF or UHF repeater even just using handheld radios. It is a great system, no sunspot cycles, skip, QSB or QRM !

Full information on IRLP is available on the Internet, but if you require any information I can put you in touch with the inventor of the system who lives nearby in Vancouver. Let me know what the BRG feels about IRLP.

73 to yourself and your XYL,

Bryan A. Bisley, G3OFI / VE7FH

British Columbia,

50 Date: 2004-10-18 21:56:51
Gavin wrote:

59 in Kingston Upon Thames this weekend...

A nice respite from the behaviour on GB3WL



49 Date: 2004-10-04 13:37:32
dave stanton wrote:

The repeater is fine I can access it on5w I tried a lower pwr but, no go. Keep up the good work.

48 Date: 2004-10-02 20:08:53
Mike wrote:

Congratulations on the new repeater. I hope it all goes well. It is a copyable signal in South Oxfordshire at IO91JO!

73, Mike, G8CUL, (Chairman of South Oxfordshire Repeater Group and keeper of GB3DI)

47 Date: 2004-09-24 19:13:21
Gary Lucas - M3EXE wrote:

As much as another repeater on the map is a great success it is a shame that it clashes with the same frequency as GB3PO in Ipswich, living in Chelmsford this means that when both repeaters are in use neither can be used as both of them give equal signal, why on earth didn't somebody somebody think and give you a better frequency maybe one of the new 12.5 KHz frequencies as most of the modern radio can easily be tuned to it.

Regards & The Best Of Luck M3EXE

46 Date: 2004-09-21 20:46:48
Julian Groves G0VQA wrote:

My home QTH is Tunbridge Wells, but a great deal of my time is spent working in and around the Orpington area, I look forward to using the repeater often. Well done BRC. 73

45 Date: 2004-09-21 13:14:27
Richard G. Bromley wrote:

Excellent web. Nice to see the name in bold type!!

44 Date: 2004-09-09 08:50:27
Andy Proctor wrote:

I am the director of Selffit home delivery kitchens and travel all over East Anglia, North London and Kent occasionally the rest of the U.K. and consider GB3PO on 145.650 my "home repeater". Repeaters are brilliant for what I do as I can constantly have long range contact and my day whizzes past as a result of talking on the radio. With out repeater groups and repeater stations such as yours I do not think I would not be as involved in radio as I am now. I can use the Ipswich repeater as far south as Colchester and as far west as Sudbury. I do enjoy having the repeater on and listening to traffic when it comes to life. The only trouble with the new GB3OK is that I can’t squelch it out and I get a lot of interference from the OK repeater. The interference from Belgium seems either in or out, and not as messy as OK and interesting to listen to. I now tend to leave it on S20 and the regular users of PO have been asking where I have been of late. I have used PO a lot less as a result of the messy interference from OK and I loose interest with the annoying nuisance noise I receive. I hope this information helps with the statistics and feedback and hope I have been of service. I also offer a discount to all amateur radio users on the kitchens we supply if you give your call sign when getting a price online, or submitting a brochure request. Keep up the good work and hope to use OK when I am next in Kent. M3FDQ - Felixstowe

43 Date: 2004-08-29 10:01:37
Mick Bradley wrote:

Hi guys.

Nice to hear you have made it onto the airwaves with OK. Will have a listen from the S.E Hants area and see if I can hear it down here. Look forward to chatting sometime.

Solent Repeater Group
(GB3PC & PD)

42 Date: 2004-08-29 08:39:18
David Ballantyne G6OCD wrote:

Best of luck with your new Repeater, i am involved in a new Repeater due to go "Live" in about two (2)Months in the West Yorkshire Area near Leeds, and we hope that the "Launch" of it goes as well as yours has ?.
Best Regards

David G6OCD.

41 Date: 2004-08-28 07:29:40
Jeff wrote:

Looks as if am OK relative to me causing QRM (from Frinton on Sea) to GB3OK. Can hear it underneath PO but no specific problem.

I am also GM0PNS!

Best of luck with the box


Jeff G3LWM

40 Date: 2004-08-27 22:07:37
Dave wrote:

GB3OK is S9 +60dB in North Harrow. It's good to see a repeater on .650 again. 73's Dave. G8ADM

39 Date: 2004-08-20 12:42:00
Gary Gammer wrote:

Receiving GB3OK at 40db over 9 in tonbridge. Lovely signal. Good luck with the fine tuning and I am looking forward to using the box regularly.

38 Date: 2004-08-18 08:55:11
Peter G4OIM wrote:

Thanks for the info Martin - good luck to the team & I hope that the problems can be resolved. I know that a lot of hard work has gone into this project.

73 Peter.

37 Date: 2004-08-17 19:54:32
PETE wrote:

Hi Martin, Iam a mate of Bill Manley who Tony knows
Im Receving GB3OK clear S5

36 Date: 2004-08-17 12:21:19
Martin G8ULV wrote:

Hi Peter.

You are right, we should post regular reports until these teething problems are sorted out. I'm not the best guy to do this as I've not had anything to do with the setting up of the box, but I'll pass on what I know so far. The situation is:

At the moment we are experiencing some problems between receive and transmit which appears to be causing de-sense. The guys were working on this until about 1am this morning but time eventually got the better of them.

The box is currently running on reduced power and the receiver needs a fair signal to activate it. Apparently, this is not a problem with the tranceiver units, more of a problem with the coax feeders and cavity connections.

Work will be going on to resolve this over the next few days and the techies hope to have it sorted soon. I hope this explanation is enough to suffice until somebody more in-the-know is able to post more detail.


35 Date: 2004-08-17 09:52:11
Peter wrote:

I was only able to listen to GB3OK for a short time last night (late in from work)& there seemed to be a problem. Hopefully this can be resolved but can a member of the BRG post an update with the latest information please?

Peter G4OIM

34 Date: 2004-08-16 10:58:43
Peter wrote:

As I write this (11.55! on Monday 16 August) the repeater is about to be switched on. Unfortunatly I will not be home in Bromley until 21.30 this evening but am looking forward to hearing it.
Well done to of the those involved in setting it up (especialy Alan and Tony). I know that you have spent a lot of time and money on this so my best wishes and bon voyage GB3OK and all who work through her!

Peter G4OIM

33 Date: 2004-08-12 07:15:20
Tony Bainbridge wrote:

well done lads you have done a great job. As I now live in Orpington I will get a good signal.


32 Date: 2004-07-16 14:36:27
Denis Stanton wrote:

I am glad to hear that the possibilities of bringing
GB3NWK beacons back on air. If I can be of any assistance please contact as I have an interest in thease bands. G0OLX GB3SEE 10 Ghz Beacon Keeper

31 Date: 2004-07-03 11:19:56
Gerry wrote:

Nice one Tony, I'm off to get my licence renewed !


30 Date: 2004-06-24 15:28:18
Danny Tickner wrote:

Today at 37 years old for some reason the call sign G8ULV popped into my head, so I whacked it into the search engine and was brought here. I am sure it belongs/ed to the father of someone that went to my school 22 years ago. Danny?, did his dad also run a video hire shop in Norwood Rd? What strange strange thoughts I have lately.

Good site anyway.

29 Date: 2004-06-17 23:29:38
Todd G0TOD wrote:

Well done lads on all the hard work .
It will be worth while in the long run so please give all concerned my greeting,s and long live ham radio.

28 Date: 2004-06-09 17:25:48
Peter wrote:


What an Excellent website, and I'm looking forward to the day that the GB3OK Repeater comes on air. Keep-up the good work, and thank you for all the hard work you are all doing to get thing's up and running. Take Care all.

Peter G0OMH

27 Date: 2004-05-30 22:12:32
jeremy barley wrote:

Good site. I picked up a leaflet at Watson and stanton open day. I( am located in Ingatestone near Chelmsford so have good reception from south of the thames. Donation and membership will follow. Good luck. Jeremy Barley 2E0AWH

26 Date: 2004-05-23 18:39:30
Stewart Menhenett wrote:

Hi, to all the repeater group i have been in contact with Tony and look forward to working with your team. Stewart menhenett "Croydon rapid response Co-ordinator"

25 Date: 2004-05-10 21:31:57
Bob wrote:

Really good signal recieved on the way back from the luton radio boot sale.Looks like you will have a lot of local support.

24 Date: 2004-05-09 18:41:31
Peter wrote:

HI! Congrats on the prospective GB3OK. I heard your tests today Sunday 9th. I was driving from the Dundstable Downs rally (West Luton, to my home, 3m SE of Luton Airport. Signals about S3-5+ when I was in the clear but lost you in the local valleys with my 1/2 boot lid mount. So, I think the prediction map is about right. 50% with around 30W. I tried calling but local stations won! I was running 5w from an FT817.
You can find me often on GB3VH whilst bicyle mobile to/from Hatfield (work). Looking forward to GB3OK. 73 Peter G4HSO

23 Date: 2004-04-30 08:37:30
Mark wrote:

Heard you guys on 2 metre during evening when I was in the car and looked up the website when I got home and found website has a lot of information and a good source of material excellent website enjoyed looking through it.

Also really like the picture repeater looks like a good system will try to call in sometime very little activity 2 metre now.

Time spent on this website was enjoyable..... Good job guys

Give my regards to Dave UZN

73s Mark………………

22 Date: 2004-04-27 20:57:02
alec bell wrote:

its nice to meet pepole of the same type.
if you fancy contest work i know a site not far from
jail lane biggin hill. it has toilets but you will
have to supply your own power.
good luck with your project.

21 Date: 2004-04-27 12:46:15
Rick Leach M1RAL wrote:

Excellent site and many thanks for running and maintaining the Repeater on behalf of Radio Amateurs. Keep up the good work.


Rick M1RAL
GB3WF Repeater Keeper

20 Date: 2004-04-21 17:45:13


19 Date: 2004-04-19 18:49:22
Martin wrote:

Hi there

For those of you who are not already aware, we have a brand new iKonboard (v3.1.2) iB PRO messageboard. It's much faster than the old board. Registration is fast, free and totally automatic.

Being a new board there isn't much in it at the moment and we'd really appreciate you popping in to help us liven it up a bit, even if it's just to introduce yourself.

I've created a permanent link at the top of this Guestbook, plus the link in this post will take you there.

Hope to hear you on GB3OK when it comes on air.

Warmest regards.... Martin.... webmaster....

18 Date: 2004-04-17 11:31:33
Bob Adlington wrote:

Interesting information listed on the web site, well presented and good colours. Good luck with the repeater.


M0BOB. (Harold Wood - Romford)

17 Date: 2004-04-17 00:00:17
Keith M3 LNE wrote:

The site look great, and the repeater coverage sounds fantastic. Looks like the repeater will be a real winner, good luck with it all, and I hope to hear it up and running soon.

16 Date: 2004-04-15 10:15:02
Matt M1CMN wrote:

All the Best getting GB3OK up and running. keep up the hard work, will be worth it in the end...73s

15 Date: 2004-04-12 21:21:19
Derek wrote:

Hello Tony ,nice site will see if I can access it when it comes on line .best 73s de Derek qth Deal

14 Date: 2004-04-09 16:37:05
John wrote:

Tony site is looking great sorry couldnt make it to the last meeting but will try for the 6 may this money in my pocket is burning through to my skin need to give it to you soon as i cant keep it in my pocket,cant wait for all the hard work you and the group have done to get this repeater up and going speak soon
regards JOHN

13 Date: 2004-04-08 12:58:50
Jim G0DDT wrote:

Would like to congratulate you tony on a very good website indeed keep up the good work one of the best site,s iv,e seen.

Bye for now hope to speak to you again soon jim.

My QTH : New Addinton

12 Date: 2004-04-07 19:19:42


11 Date: 2004-04-05 15:37:17
Stephen G3ZQF wrote:

Pleaed to sign the Guest Book. Hope that repeater is a success.

10 Date: 2004-04-04 20:01:56
Arthur wrote:

Hello Tony really like the site,also good luck with the new repeater GB3OK,73De g0mlv.

9 Date: 2004-04-02 18:19:04
james wrote:

Hello - just dropped in to see the site and try and find out the proposed coverage area - looks good for coverage into East Surrey where I am...fingers crossed that is. Well done on the web site too, what a great way to put your message about. 73s to all, James, g0sdb in South Godstone.

8 Date: 2004-04-02 14:16:18
Peter (SWL) wrote:

Looking forward to this repeater coming on air as I live at Sevenoaks. Should supply me with hours of interesting listening.

7 Date: 2004-04-01 17:31:51
Keith Handscombe wrote:

Great to see a new repeater in your area. I will listen out for GB3OK as GB3KN and KS are both 9+ in my QTH.

G7DNT Keith

6 Date: 2004-04-01 07:51:20
Selim wrote:

very nice site tony, keep up the good work mate, wow your repeater coverage is amazeing, it would be the most powerful repeater in london mate!


Selim M3EKF

5 Date: 2004-03-31 16:23:32
VK3KSF wrote:

Goodday Tony,

Thanks for the contact on Echolink/Repeater GB3NK. I just thought I would have a look at the website. Very impressed, I have not seen it all but will return 73s

QTH:Frankston Victoria Australia

4 Date: 2004-03-29 21:27:25
Martin G7WIR wrote:

Looking good. Very impressive. Can't wait for the repeater to come online.

Keep up the good work.

73 de Martin G7WIR

3 Date: 2004-03-28 13:37:17
Bromley Repeater Group wrote:

There is one person who I believe does deserve a special mention here, and that’s our BRG Chairman / Repeater Keeper – Tony (G1HIG). I believe he has been the driving force behind Bromley Repeater Group achievements and success to date. So again, on behalf of us all, many thanks Tony for all your hard work!!

Also thinks to Martin’s talents is our newly updated website, anyway if you haven’t looked at it recently, it’s well worth a visit. Thanks again Martin (G8ULV), I like it!!

2 Date: 2004-03-27 18:29:39
Paul Waldock wrote:

Hi Tony and all at B.R.G.,

The new website looks good, and your all working hard. Its nice to see a group prepared to put something into the hobby, rather than leaving it to someone else. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

Looking forward to trying for the repeater when it comes online, (even from the south coast) :)

73 to all


1 Date: 2004-03-26 13:32:27
Tony wrote:

Hi there, I'm Tony....

Welcome to the all new Bromley Repeater Group. The new website is just being constructed and will be fully on-line shortly.

In the mean time feel free to leave us a short message in here, or alternatively, send us an e-mail if you have any questions.

These pages are only temporary. However, the news and this Guestbook will be carried over to the proper site when it become fully operational.

Warmest Regards.... Tony....

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