W1DLO's

Record & Playback 2-meter Repeater

147.120 Mhz | + offset | 77.0 hz CTCSS


Status... "Active"

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You will find my repeater on bandplan frequency 147.120 Mhz with a positive offset. You
will need to be transmitting a 77.0 hz PL tone to access it.

How does my repeater differ from most other ones? It is a digital audio store-and-forward relay
system. It lets two operators, who are too far away from each other to communicate to one
another using either the same frequency OR by offset.
For an example:
Operator #1 calls for operator #2. The repeater records Operator #1's transmission (for up to 60
seconds). Once Operator #1 is done transmitting, the repeater will TX and playback what it
recorded where operator #2 might be in better range of the repeater to hear what operator #1 said
as it does the playback. Then operator #2 does the same thing back to operator #1 and so on.

Besides using this repeater as a store-and-forward system, it also makes for a good method for an
operator to test their own transmission and quality of audio.

My repeater is open and all licensed hams with 2m privilages are welcome to use it anytime.
My only rules are to keep conversations "G" rated and to respect one another.


FYI - My main repeater setup is moving to a new location in Levant and also changing frequencies
from 147.12/72 Mhz to 147.36/96 Mhz. The CTCSS tone of 77.0 hz is remaining unchanged.

I have temporarily put up a secondary low powered record/playback repeater on 147.12/72 Mhz at the
Hermon location that will have interval announcments of the move and frequency change for an
undetermined period of time as to let operators know about these new changes.


Details of the current 147.12/72 repeater...

* Store & forward controller... CECL CRP-101
* Transceiver... Wouxun KG-UVD1P
* Amplifier ... None
* Power supply... None
* Battery power ... CyberPower 350VAC (automatic switch)
* Coax... RG-8X (20 feet)
* Antenna... Opek VH-2201
* Elevation... 25 feet above ground level
               240 feet above sea level
* Power output... 5 watts
* Air date at Hermon location... May 16th, 2013

The main setup that is moving to Levant is pending as of 8/20/16 but am hoping with nice weather and
smooth transportation of equipment, it'll be ready to go, get installed, and be active on the air by
the end of next weekend.


Details of the upcoming 147.36/96 repeater...

* Store & forward controller... Argent Data Systems ADS-SR1
* Transceiver... Wouxun KG-UVD1P
* Amplifier ... Heathkit HA-202; RF Concepts RFC 2-317
* Power supply... None
* Battery power... 12v marine battery pending purchase
* Coax... TIMES Microwave LMR-400
* Antenna... Tram 1481
* Elevation... 30 feet above ground level
               400 feet above sea level
* Power output... 5w from HT to 35w from HA-202 to 150w from 2-317
* Air date... TBA


A few of the repeater's DTMF code features of interest are...
* Dialing "0" ...will replay the last recorded transmission. This is the "say again" command.
* Dialing "1" ...will allow an operator to record and store a message for the repeater owner.
                 (Key up, press "1", release key, listen for triple beep, key up and record
                 your message, release key, listen for another triple beep followed by your
                 recorded message. If all those steps went smoothly, your message is saved.)


Recent news/updates... * A temporary low power repeater has been put in place of the 147.12/72 repeater. (8/20/16) * The entire setup on the 147.12/72 Mhz frequency has been changed to make way for the move to Levant on 147.36/96 location. (8/20/16) * I replaced the power supply. (6/11/16) Upcoming upgrades/changes... * Big change coming up! The entire system is moving from Hermon to Levant and will also be changing frequencies from 147.12+ to 147.36+ with the same tone. This big change should be happening by the end of August. Elevation at this new location will be about 150 feet higher. (7/28/16)

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