The New 2011 GB3PZ
User Handbook

PZ handbook

The link below can be used to purchase single copies via Paypal for UK deliveries ONLY. Please note this service is provided by Gareth M6IGJ and all questions regarding this should be addressed to him.

Pricing for multiple copies and International deliveries can also be obtained from Gareth.

Book type
Postage included for UK only


Improved Version 5 of the handbook is complete.

A5 size
Price £6.50
inc p&p

A4 size
Price £7.50
inc p&p



The handbook is produced at cost, for NO profit whatsoever by Gareth M6IGJ

Cheque/postal orders payable to I.G. Jackson.
Please use the following address:

Gareth Jackson M6IGJ
20 Henbury Street

For those of you that don't know it, the "PZ Handbook" is an up to date listing of all the main UK repeaters (2m and 70cm mainly). It also contains an up to date listing of IRLP Nodes and Echolink Nodes (and Reflectors) for those of you that like to play a little further afield. The book has been around for a few years, and this is the most up to date version to date.

The book is made by amateurs for amateurs, and was originally created for users of the GB3PZ repeater here in Manchester (UK). Pretty much all of the information within it's pages is available online on a number of different sites, although if like a large number of amateur radio users (and me) you like to play radio whilst being mobile or travelling about, then it's not always practical to use the internet to find information about repeaters near you, or places to call etc. Hence the "PZ Handbook" was born. Additionally, a lot of users who don't have access to the internet all of the time will find the book a great point of reference to find nodes/locations around the World to dial up.

The book is fresh off the press so to say, with listings inside updated as of the End of January 2011. The book contains over 140 pages of the following:

  • Introduction to the GB3PZ repeater here in Manchester (and technical specs)
  • Introduction to IRLP and Echolink (Aimed at new users of Internet Gateway Nodes)
  • List of IRLP Reflectors (Worldwide - Including the UK)
  • List of IRLP Nodes/Repeaters (Worldwide -Including the UK)
  • List of Echolink Nodes/Repeaters (Worldwide - Including the UK)
  • List of all currently active UK repeaters (Not just 2m and 70cm) with input/output, location, step and CTCSS details)
  • All in an easy to follow format in location based groups

The book is made in A5 size and is comb bound with a protective cover front and back (For those that prefer, a A4 size is also available (Larger print) although you must specify this prior to your order).

The books are priced at £6.50 (A5) and £7.50 (A4) and includes postage to all main land UK addresses. International postage is also available but please message me for prices