In 2002, Michael G1XCC, David G6OCD, Dave G4RQI,
John G4RCG got together
with the idea of resurrecting GB3WU a 70cm voice repeater that had closed down
the previous year. Unfortunately it coincided with Ofcom suspending the
licensing of any new 70cm repeaters so we turned our attention to building
a 2m repeater instead. Contrary to popular belief we have no affiliation to any
clubs in the area and rely on the generosity of our users to support us by
making an annual donation each February.
We currently operate three analog repeaters GB3YW, GB3WC, GB3WY and a digital repeater GB7TD 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 us to look for an alternative location and one year later in June 2006 GB3YW moved to its present location near Huddersfield.
In September 2006 we 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 co-sited with GB3YW.