SDRG Information



GB3SD is 40 years old this year (2016)


EGM NOTICE - Tuesday January 31 2017 7:30 for 8PM

SPARK Wellbeing Centre, Radipole Lane, Southill, Weymouth, Dorset. DT4 9SF

Extract from the 2016 AGM minutes: As there had only been one member (Edward G3VPF) that had come forward to take over one of the three vacant committee posts and that there seems to be very little support for the group it was very reluctantly decided that we should look at winding up the group. The group relies on subscriptions and support and it will not be able to survive without these. 
It was proposed by the committee and seconded by the floor that an EGM will be held in January 2017, the date and venue to be published when arranged and that the 3 repeaters will be switched off sometime before the EGM, when that will be is to be arranged by the committee. The full minutes are now available to read in the SDRG Documents folder.


Following representations from members and further discussion in committee, it has now been decided that our Repeaters will continue to operate normally, at least until the outcome of the EGM. 73 de Geoff, G0EVW Repeater Keeper for GB3SD and GB7SD.

The future of our Repeaters is in the balance - please be there!


GB3SD and GB7SD Aerials (06/06/15)
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The above image shows how GB3SD and GB7SD are configured.
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 GB3DR is now fully operational from the new site on Eggerdon.

For information about GB7SD see here: GB7SD

For information about GB7DR see here: GB7DR

Please report any problem with GB3SD, GB7SD, or GB3DR to Geoff, G0EVW

GB3SD is Internet connected using Echolink

For the latest news about all our repeaters see here: News

For Repeater service status see here: Log

For Echolink Service status see here: Echolink Status

(Update 20/11/14)

The Group has to fund all the equipment provision and maintenance, plus site rent, electricity and third party insurance. We have just concluded a hard round of negotiations to fix our site rent for at least the next twelve months but unfortunately we are still faced with a substantial increase. As a result of this the site rent will have now doubled in the last ten years and Annual running costs are now estimated to be around £600.00. However the annual subscription has not kept pace with running costs. Regretfully therefore a modest increase is necessary - the first one for five years! This has been set at £20.00 with family membership at £30.00 and life membership at £200.00.

A PayPal bank account has been set up for SDRG2000. To pay your subscription and/or make any donation you wish towards the running costs of GB3DR, GB3SD and GB7SD using this method please click the donate button below. Please note that you do not need a PayPal account to use this facility. See also 'Subscriptions' lower down this page.

Please note that although the minimum annual donation to subscribe to full membership of the Group is £20.00, it would be appreciated if a small extra payment is made to cover the PayPal administration fee. Just 50 pence (the cost of second class stamp) would help and £1.00 would more than cover it!


(Updated 27/04/16)

The Yeovil Repeater GB3YS was 'rescued' by Chris, G6WHI and Mike, G8NIC and came back on air on 21/02/13. Chris, G6WHI built a brand new repeater that is identical to GB3SD and they also sorted out the aerial system. In March 2016 Dave, G3ZXX took on responsibility for the Repeater and is now the Repeater Keeper:

GB3YS is located on the roof of Yeovil College. The aerial installation is on a short mast with a four stack array on top for RX and a full wave dipole below for TX.

2014 -2016

Please note that all committee posts are currently pending an update as the issue of finding replacement officers was not resolved at the recent AGM.

Updated 21/12/16

Chairman: Geoff Watts G0EVW

Secretary: Les Barnes, G0FAJ 22 Holton Heath Park, Wareham Road, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset BH16 6JS.

          Mobile: 07549349116

Treasurer: Rob Mott, G0ECX 2 Dennis Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 0NJ


Other committee members: Chris G6WHI and Mike G8NIC.

Repeater Keeper for GB3SD and GB7SD: Geoff Watts, G0EVW Weymouth, Dorset (Geoff is moving home and is not currently QTHR)

          Mobile: 07840694757

Repeater Keeper for GB3DR: Mike Toms, G8NIC.


In 1999 the original founder members of the SDRG retired and the Group was re-formed as SDRG2000. This was to enable a 'clean break' and enable the Group to move forward with a new committee and constitution. However it is still known by most as the 'South Dorset Repeater Group', as it is on these web pages.

Subscriptions: Anyone wishing to contribute financially to the Group can either use the PayPal button at the top of this page or send a cheque, made out to 'South Dorset Repeater Group 2000' to the Treasurer (see above). The annual subscription for 2014/2015 is £20.00 or £30.00 for family membership. Life membership is also available at £200.00. Please do not send cash by post! Please include your full name and address (including post code) and if you have one, your e-mail address. Please be aware that your personal information may be held on a computer data base for the exclusive use of the Group only.

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