GB3RT - 70cm Repeater

CADARS are pleased to announce that GB3RT,  70cms analogue repeater, is up and running. It is based on the Clubs' Yaesu DR-1X

144/430 Dual Band C4FM/FM Digital Repeater which covers analogue and C4FM digital signals. At the present time we only be using the analogue side for TX and RX, but will be reviewing the potential for digital at a later date. We also have the capability to fit the Yaesu WIRES system and have connections over the internet. Again, this is something that the club will review later.  

GB3RT is now linked to Echolink Thanks to Ashley for his work on this GW0UXJ 

Repeater Settings:

Band:                          70CM (RB0)         Mode:                   Analogue Voice     ETCC Region:    Wales (Cymru) and Marches    

Output Frequency:    433.0000MHz       RX Frequency:    434.6000MHz          Whereabouts:   Cwmbran    

Duplex:                       + 1.6MHz Split     CTCSS:                 94.8Hz                    Location NGR:   ST2667493986

Locator:                      IO81LP                 Latitude:              51.639884               Longitude:         -3.060974

When using GB3RT talking to another station on Echolink please be aware of the delay between the two modes. When a station is on Echolink at the end of their over you need to leave a 2-3 second delay before keying up to reply to them.

Also if you are talking to another station on the repeater we should all get into the habit of leaving a substantial gap for stations trying to break in on Echolink because of the delay between the two systems.


Hope to hear more of you calling in on either system for the Monday evening net on GB3RT 19.30 ish. It will certainly show the delay between the two systems so you will need to be patient.




Voluntary donations for the up-keep of GB3RT are always welcome and can be made by cheque, cash (in person) or by PayPal. Whatever the amount of your donation, it will be gratefully accepted and gives you membership to GB3RT.

Please contact the Club Secretary or Treasurer for more details.

You can send donations via PayPal to the Treasurer (Mark Gray)

via the link to the right. Thank you for your continued support of GB3RT. 

Equipment Donations received for the upkeep of GB3RT Repeater

Equipment was kindly donated by GW1MCD (Alan Doney) to raise money for the upkeep of GB3RT. So far the sale has raised £75.

The Vertical Dual Band Antenna used on the repeater was kindly donated by GW0DQW (Chris).

Regular Donators for GB3RT Repeater

MW0KEQ (Kevin), GW7HTU (Paul), 2W0CYX (Keith), GW0DQW (Chris),

GW7RQM (David), MW0GUK (George) (Silent Key) , Douglas Pingel,

GW4YNP (Dave Collins), MW6MUN (Jim Munn)

Our thanks go to everyone who has contributed in any way, in order to get GB3RT up and running & to keep it on the air!  Special thanks to Ashley and Gareth for all their hard work