How to donate

There is no official group to help support our repeaters and beacons and everything is funded by the members of the Martello Tower Group.  We have a lot of stations on the air and this is an expensive hobby.  If you are a user of any of the many services we provide then we would appreciate any donations, no matter how small.

Some years ago, the Martello Tower Group took over ownership of the Colchester 70cms repeater which had previously been funded by the Colchester club, this added to our regular outgoing expenditure.

Managing everything we do is time consuming and with recent regulation changes, we can’t simply climb the towers to do maintenance work ourselves any more.  Any work at the top of the radar tower in Holland-on-Sea costs us a minimum of £150 per visit.  We had at least two of those in 2016, one in 2017 and we replaced all our aerials on the radar tower in 2019.  In 2018 we had to replace the entire SSTV repeater due to theft and we installed a new tower at the Thorpe-le-Soken site.

Please note that it is not compulsory to make a donation to the group to be able to use our repeaters.  Nobody should feel that they are not welcome because they’ve not contributed to the upkeep.  The repeaters are there for absolutely everyone to use. The more people who use our repeaters, the happier we are!

If you wish to donate, you can do it via post to the repeater keeper:

Tony Horsman, G0MBA
12 Hanwell Close,
Essex. CO16 7HF

Or you can donate via PayPal using the button below.  All contributions are gratefully received and will go towards the upkeep of the repeaters and other projects undertaken by the Martello Tower Group.  Donations are not used for special event stations and DXpeditions, they are all funded by the participants and nothing is taken from group funds.

Donations received

The Martello Tower Group would like to thank the following people who have supported us over the years: 

Alan 2E0FBP, Alistair M7AJB, Andrew KK4UDD, Andrew M0ORB, Andy 2E0OLN, Andy G0FTD, Bernard 2E0DPD, Bill G4OAX, Brian G0GGM, Brian G3UJB, Carl M6RXU, Caroline 2E0SXH, CARS – Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society, Chris 2E0DBY, Chris 2E0UCW, Chris M0TBZ, Chris M6XKR, Christopher M7CBO, Clive M6EVD, Colin M1EAK, Dave G4AZR, Dave G6LJR, David K6DBP, David M0OKB, David M0STI, David M1AMI, Dev, M7DPH, Dorothy M0LMR, Dylan M0DSY, Ernie M6IWG, Essex Raynet, Garry M0MGP, Gary M6FCV, George G1NNB, Gordon M0BVQ, Herbie G6XOU, Ian M0CAG, Jason 2E0XTA, Jess 2E0NME, John G0DZZ, John G3YRZ, John G7RWF, John M6UJD, Jon 2E0JHL, Keith G3WGE, Ken G4RHR, Kev 2E0HJA, Kit G6FLW, Liam G4NDR, Marc M0ITB, Marcus M6HQL, Mark G3UKW, Mark M0LTG, Mark M0MJH, Mark M1NIZ, Mark M5BOP, Mark M7MRT, Martin G7SQL, Michael, Mike G4TVP, Nic M0SRI, Paul G4RUJ, Paul M0PFX, Peggy M6KLV, Peter LB0K, Ray M0DHP, Richard 2E0IKJ, Richard 2E0TNO, Richard 2E0YTZ, Richard G3OMB, Richard G7HJK, Richard, G7OED, Richard M6ICE, Rodrigue F8DFO, Ross 2E0NNG, Roy G4ZDY, Terry G0BIX, Terry G4POP, Terry G7AJG, Theresa, Tim M0IWQ, Vic M0VLL, Yan M0YNK.

If you would like to make a donation to the Martello Tower Group to help with the upkeep of the repeaters and other projects, please use the Donate button below.  Please include your name and callsign so you can be added to this page.