I have been living in Blackpool since 2013 without being part of a group, thus I decided to run a GB7F0 Repeater which is linked to Phoenix DMR Network and recently has merged with DVscotland.
As 45% of our coverage area is water, you might consider this a waste of equipment, it’s a pity we cannot train the fish then we would have plenty of users! However this is a hobby and thus we can experiment.
A few years ago the Hubnet team built a Hubnet repeater for me to set up and operate from Blackpool. This is a very interesting system, analogue in digital over the internet. This allows people with a simple UHF handheld to operate through Hubnet. There are no code plugs needed, just add TX and RX frequency with CTSSS to your radio.
I do not charge for the use of these repeaters, a big Thank You to those who have offered! All I ask is that you use the repeaters and report back to me if there is a problem. My phone number is at the bottom of the page.
I have also added to this website, a section for code plugs. This is to help you get a better idea of what is needed to communicate with the repeater.