BeachNet Repeater System

BeachNet Repeater System

Pacific, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Wahkiakum Counties, Washington

145.170 |  145.310 |  145.390 |  147.020 |  147.180 |  147.340 |  224.040 |  224.820 |  440.675 |  441.675 |  442.675 |  444.050 |  444.200 |  444.400 |  444.500 |  444.700 |  444.800 |  444.925 |  444.950
 

 

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Ocean Park

Pacific County, WA
46.516555, -124.044333
80 Feet
Call: NM7R

145.170  -600kHz  118.8Hz


Ocean Park VHF Repeater


This repeater has been moved
to a new site, as of July 17,
2014. The new site is north
and east of the old one, by
about 2 miles, but should give
similar performance.

Location: Two miles northeast of Ocean Park, between Nahcotta and Oysterville, on the ridge east of Sandridge Road, overlooking Willapa Bay on the northern part of the Long Beach Peninsula. This site is called "Rental Ridge" as it is one of the highest locations on the north peninsula. The repeater itself is in a corner of the garage of the rental house we own. Yes, I inflict my radio hobby on those that rent from us. The antenna is 40-feet above the ground, which in turn is a little over 40-feet above sea level. Please do not bother the residents at this location. They are not Radio Amateurs, know nothing about the equipment or hobby, and my occasional visits to tend the machinery are imposition enough.

Coverage: Although there are several area repeaters that work well mobile, hand-held coverage has always been elusive in Ocean Park and the surrounding residential area, especially to the north. This repeater is easily usable from Ocean Park, including the Fire Hall. With the Fire Hall being a major shelter and nerve center during an emergency, the repeater is potentially quite useful. Expect to use this repeater within 3-4 miles hand held, and 10 miles mobile. Normally linked to the rest of
BeachNet, this repeater can be linked to the 444.925 IRLP repeater on Megler Mountain, by a Control Operator. This provides a 2-meter port to the world-wide connectivity and just plain fun of IRLP for those in the North Peninsula area who may not have a UHF rig.

It also provides a potential connection to the Ilwaco 146.860 repeater, located at the south end of the Long Beach Peninsula, and owned and operated by the Pacific County ARC, which can also be linked to the same UHF repeater. During a disaster situation, the Ocean Park 145.170, Ilwaco 146.860 and Megler 444.925 repeaters could be linked in this way to provide a Peninsula-wide mini-net for Fire and Emergency Medical support.

Hardware: The repeater consists of a GE Mastr-II 110-watt continuous duty base station (running 40-watts) with a Link RLC1 controller in a 30-inch GE cabinet with a Mastr-II power supply. The duplexer is a 4-can, 8-inch Wacom BpBr feeding a Hustler G6-270 dual band antenna through 60 feet of LDF4-50 half-inch hardline. The remote base uses a GE Rangr 16-channel UHF transceiver running 50-watts, which shares the dual-band antenna through a diplexer.

 

 

 

 




 

145.170 |  145.310 |  145.390 |  147.020 |  147.180 |  147.340 |  224.040 |  224.820 |  440.675 |  441.675 |  442.675 |  444.050 |  444.200 |  444.400 |  444.500 |  444.700 |  444.800 |  444.925 |  444.950
 

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