We are on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/255214524515247/
when some one is in the radio room we can be contacted on Skype as Gb2nfm
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This is the website for the Newhaven fort's amateur radio group where we are sited up on the very top of the cliffs at Newhaven estuary entrance of the river Ouse and the gateway to
Here we boast a very nice vista of the south coast to our south and the south downs to our north with a good veiw of the county town of Lewes down the Ouse valley at the dizzy heights of over a hundred feet above sea level, this radio group is located in the forts signals room under the gun placement to the west of the Newhaven forts interesting site of this war and peace time attraction.
The radio group has grown from strength to strength building and adding to the displays and membership over the course of the time we have been resident at this site through the generosity of Lewes Distinct Council letting us feature the important role of demonstrating radio through the period of yester year.The group consists of members of all ages and ranges of interests.
The Jim Hicks memorial G4XRU radio room features some of the very latest radio equipment purchased with the aid of a lottery grant awarded to the group in favour of training young people.
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The antenna farm consists of a full sized Doublet for 0 to 50 mhz , we also have a rotatable VHF and UHF beams along with the colinear antennas for these bands ,there is also a colinear for the repeater and the council emergency radio system
Next to the groups radio and training room is a memorial museum in memory of Cyril Fairchild G3YY who's family donated many of the exhibits in this museum
The group has been donated a HF linear amplifier from Berry Harper widow of John Harper the late G0WZS of East Dean a regular participant of the morning nets and of course a very active HF operator .Thank you Berry on behalf of the group for the amerritron 811 amplifier.
If you would like to learn more about what we do and how you can get involved then come and visit us at the Fort or contact us in one of the following ways.
Feedback form on this site
We monitor 145.500 s20 when any members are in attendance
We also monitor Gb3LR
We are accessable on Echolink the node number for this is 494669 (GB3LR-R)
This site is the home of the amateur radio repeater GB3LR, a uhf 70centimeter repeater set up on the newer wider commercial spaced offset frequency of
With the ctcss access tone of 88.5 Hz
The repeaters group page is here http://www.gb3lr.org.uk/
Echolink can be heard on the repeater however you need to set your ctcss tone guard to encode only so the recieve can be open on just normal squelch to hear the internet side of things.
LEWES DISTRICT COUNCIL
We also host the site for the Lewes District Council's Emergency Radio System which is used in times of natural emergencies like flooding and adverse weather conditions.
We would also like to take this opertunity to thank Lewes District Council for their kindness of letting us feature our museum and radio facility on the Council property .
Special thanks to E.M.U. and Southampton University without whom we would still be in the dark ages with regard to telephone and the internet ,Thanks guys !.
With the Southampton University equipment there is also some kit installed by Worthing Borough Council which enables the studies of the sea level using the gps beacon at the Newhaven Fort Radio Room for the exact alighnment of the thoedolite measurements all the way along the coast to bexhill and through to bognor regis westerly.