Dover Amateur Radio Club

About DARC

The Club Venue

Our club venue is East Kent College Dover. Meeting time 18:00 - 21:00

Please note from 6th October Meetings are on a Thursday evening at the new Venue East Kent College in Dover

The club has a dedicated radio room which can be used by members. We offer Foundation and Intermediate training, Advanced help + A mixture of demos and talks are also held at the club.

The Dover Club is registered as an examination centre. All forms of training can be arranged.

We also organise a rally which is held in March every year.

Dover Radio Club "White Cliffs Net"

The Dover Radio Club “White Cliffs Net" is on air at 10.10 Hrs local time on 1. 845.00 Monday to Sunday. Please feel free to join in. Tony M0VYW is net controller.

Local Repeaters

VHF voice repeaters covering the catchment area of the Dover club are GB3KS at Dover (145.625MHz) and GB3FK at Folkestone (145.750MHz).

There is no UHF repeater in the immediate locality but GB3EK at Cliftonville Tx (Output) 430.8875 MHz, RX (Input) 438.4875 MHz [Offset 7.6 MHz] CTCSS 103.5 Hz (look at www.gb3ek.co.uk for more information) and GB3SK at Canterbury (433.150MHz) provide good coverage with the exception of the low lying areas of Shepway.

GB3FK is operated by the Folkestone Repeater Group, further information can be obtained by logging onto www.gb3fk.com The remaining repeaters mentioned above are run by the Kent Repeater Group and full details of all their repeaters can be found on their web site at www.krg.org.uk

Voice Repeater Access and Usage

All the voice repeaters in Kent can be accessed by a 1750 Hz tone of between 200 m/seconds and 1 second OR by CTCSS tones of 103.5 Hz (except GB3SK) followed by at least 3 seconds of audio this can be achieved by giving your own call sign twice to ensure the repeater is opened properly. ALWAYS wait for the over signal, usually a ‘K’ or a ‘G’ between overs before transmitting. The ‘G’ indicates access by CTCSS.

Digital Repeaters

GB7FK - This digital repeater is located in Capel, between Dover and Folkestone. Port C 145.7875 MHz. Please send your reports via The Folkestone Repeater Group

DMR Repeater GB7CK is also located at Capel, on 70cms. more information at www.gb3fk.com