What repeaters are, which ones east yorkshire repeater group run and how they are used in emergency communications.

What is a repeater?

A repeater is an unattended radio station that is used to relay signals from low power radios over a wide area, it should therefore be no surprise that repeaters are located on high ground where they can 'see' further.

To access an FM Voice Repeater you need to set the operating frequency on your radio, the repeater shift and CTCSS tone (to 88.5Hz) on your radio. the eyrg operate both 2m and 70cms FM voice repeaters; GB3HS on 145.650 MHz and GB3HU on 433.075 MHz. It is a simple matter of keying the microphone and giving your callsign and message; the repeater then relays your signal over the area shown on the coverage map.

there repeaters are available 24/7 for everyone to use - the equipment is provided free of charge by the East Yorkshire Repeater Group. However the ongoing running costs (site rental, electricity, RSGB affiliation and insurance) are funded entirely by the annual subscriptions from our members and we urge everyone who uses the repeaters on a regular basis to join the group.


If you are interested in joining the group, please go to the eyrg.net in the resources area to download their membership form and return the completed form with your subscription to address shown. Please note that all members must abide by the rules of there Constitution, and that the group operates a child protection policy and requires any person coming into contact with children or vulnerable adults to be CRB Cleared.

Emergency Communications

These repeaters are useful in that they provide radio coverage over most of county of East Yorkshire and are available in times of emergency when other services may be compromised. Our future plans are to ensure that people are aware of our repeaters, are trained and equipped to use them to help others in times of emergency.


coverage map

Compare the coverage of our proposed Digital Repeater with the Environment Agency's flood Map

Digital offers the distinct advantage that it can be routed, via the Internet, to relief agencies outside the local area. They can either use a desktop PC with a Digital Voice add-on or a radio to talk back - It is also immune to eavesdropping by the casual listener.