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If you are reading this it is highly likely you are seeking some information about amateur radio in Jersey either because you are coming here to visit, to live or perhaps to become licensed.
Local amateur radio communication is deceptively active, the local repeater GB3GJ on 145.637.5MHZ may sound quiet but there is usually someone monitoring so its always worth putting out a call. The repeater details are on the repeater group website at www.radioclubs.net/GB3GJ and in brief the details are as follows:
Ident. TX: morse code only
Output: 145.6375 MHz
Input: 145.0375 MHz
Locator: IN 89 we
Location: St. Helier, Jersey
Height a.s.l.: 300ft / 91.5m
CTCSS: 71.9Hz or tone 'B'
Keeper: GJ8PVL (Peter)
Please note: 1750Hz tone burst will NOT work on this repeater.
Time out timer setting: 3 mins
Simplex 2 metres and 70 cms is little used these days with the arrival of the repeater but its always worth a try! The coverage of the repeater is superb given its maritime/island location and can be accessed from the south coast of the UK and from Normandy and Brittany in France without difficulty so we are always pleased to hear new voices!
Beyond the repeater and local communications there is much more to amateur radio in the island with an active club and repeater group and is a popular destination for contesters and expeditions.
GB3GJ repeater 1 - repeater transceiver and cavities
GB3GJ repeater 2 - the antenna