We Need Your Help (Cash!) Urgently
We are asking for donations urgently from regular users and supporters in the area to
ensure we can keep our local amateur VHF & UHF radio repeaters operational.
The cost of maintaining amateur radio repeaters is increasing every year and in common
with many groups across the country, we are now struggling to keep our repeaters on the
As you would expect, the major costs are site rent and electricity. In addition, much of our
equipment and infrastructure is becoming old and unreliable so we have a “shopping list”
for future replacements running into several thousand pounds already.
Apart from the generous donation of equipment and funds from Adam 2E0LXA, Karl
G1YPQ, and the Keighley RAYNET group, all costs have been covered by the repeater
keepers for several years now. This simply can not continue.
Reluctantly, we will have no choice but to close down the repeaters in the district (GB3TP,
GB3XL, GB7TP & MB7UL) by June 2015 if we fail to raise additional funds in time.
If you feel you can help with a small cash donation, there are several ways you can give.
PAYM: e-payment from your current a/c to mobile 07 454 316 603
Cash: In person to Geoff Priestley G7JZM at the Keighley Amateur Radio Society,
Parkside Social Club, Butt Lane, Haworth, BD22 8QJ, Thursday evenings from 20:00
We intend to publish a list of all donations received on the AVRG website and on the AVRG
Facebook group page. If you wish to make a donation anonymously, please let us know
and we will withhold your details from publication.
Thanking you in advance for your continued support.
Aire Valley Repeater Group Keepers:
Phil Holmes M0IRK Steve Watson G8ZMG