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FARNHAM VHF GROUP
GB3FM - GB3FN - GB3FX

These area a few photographs showing the repeater site and equipment.
Click on any of the pictures below for a larger version of that image.


It all happens here.


What it looks like up the tower!

 


G8PLL admiring the view from the tower in 1997

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Mark and Paul fixing the tower in 2008

 

 
GB3FN (right), cavity filters, and control box

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On the left, GB3FM, then the frequency standards, then the 70cm filters.
Below, the duplexer that has been used for GB3FM: now only the RX section is used. The home made cavity is also on 23cm in the GB3FM transmit leg



The inside of GB3FX with all screening covers in place. RX, TX and preamp on left, PSU, logic and control box interface on right.

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GB3FX, with original Heliax filters and control box (with mould!) 

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The new helical filter duplex on GB3FX, donated by G4XRV

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The guardians of the site...

 

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...with their king sized leader...

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...  who are encouraged by a floor that's not the driest in the world....

 

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...even with an automatic pump that does its best to get rid of the water...

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...which comes in because we are surrounded by our own, personal moat!

 

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The beacons being installed.  5.7GHz is on the right, 47GHz on the left.

 

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The view from the tower towards the North East.

 

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The site in 2019.  At least the trees that touched it at one time have been cut back.

 

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And what the site looked like in 1982 when the original antenna was installed.  Look - no trees!  Photo: G8KSM.


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