Grays Harbor County, WA
444.050 +5MHz 118.8Hz
Minot UHF Repeater
Minot VHF Packet
Location: Minot Peak is south of Elma, WA,
southeast of the towers at Satsop,
and west of Centralia, WA.
Coverage: Minot covers most of southern Grays Harbor
County. It is accessible from the EOC in Montesano,
as well as most of Aberdeen, Hoquiam and the other major towns. This repeater provides
coverage on Highways 8 and 12 from Aberdeen on the west to McCleary on the north,
and most of the Centralia/Chehalis area.
The coverage to the north is more spotty than the site plot would indicate,
and local obstacles can influence the quality of coverage greatly, particularly
in wooded or hilly areas.
Normally linked to the rest of the
system, this repeater solidifies coverage for those passing through
between the coastal areas and Puget Sound.
Minot provides back country coverage in mountainous southeastern
Grays Harbor and
northeastern Pacific Counties.
During an emergency, this
repeater will probably be disconnected
from the network, and linked to the
Neilton (444.700), and
Shores (444.200) repeaters, to allow
communications within Grays Harbor County. This arrangement
allows all these repeaters to be simultaneously monitored on a single
radio from the Grays Harbor EOC in Montesano.
consists of a
Mastr-II 110-watt continuous duty
base station (running 60-watts)
using a CAT-200B controller in a
30-inch GE cabinet with a
Mastr-II power supply. The duplexer
is a Phelps-Dodge 6-cavity
bandpass-notch type feeding a
stood off the side of the
70 feet of LDF5-50
7/8-inch hardline. There
is a UHF GE
Mastr-II mobile used as a
and a VHF Mastr-II mobile
used for the packet station.
Both are mounted to the sides
of the cabinet. Each of the
three transmitters is
fitted with a dual-section
isolator and bandpass filter cavity.
The packet station and
repeater share the main antenna on the tower
through a diplexer, while the
pair of phased yagis
on the roof of the building.
Packet Radio: The
"MINOT" packet radio node is co-located
with the UHF repeater and shares the antenna.
This is part of the 145.630 MHz
1200-Baud Washington District Three
EOC Packet Network. The packet station is
accessible from most of southern Grays
Harbor County as well as the northern portion
of Pacific County, and also provides
coverage into the Centralia area.