Spotlight – Five Towns Repeater Group
Five Towns Repeater Group currently operate two repeaters GB3YW and GB3WC that are located in the county of West Yorkshire not far from the village of Flockton near Huddersfield in IO93EP.
GB3YW first became operational in June 2005 from the premises of ‘Leeds Amateur Radio’ in East Ardsley near Leeds. However poor coverage and interference from paging transmitters forced the group to look for an alternative location and one year later in June 2006 GB3YW moved to its present location near Huddersfield.
In September 2006 the group made an application to take over the license and running of GB3WC a 23cm voice repeater that had previously been located on Emley Moor but had been forced to close down due to the high cost of renting the site. The repeater became operational again on 7th February 2007 and is now co-sited with GB3YW.
The Group do excellent work in West Yorkshire and beyond.
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