W1DLO's

Store & Forward 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 are welcome to use it anytime.


Details

* Store & forward controller... CECL CRP-101
* ID controller... RCA TH2002RDR; Motorola 45589
* Controller backup... Argent Data Systems ADS-SR1
* Transceiver... Wouxun KG-UVD1P
* Transceiver backup... Wouxun KG-689
* Amplifier... Heathkit HA-202
* Amplifier backup... Tokyo Hy-Power HL-85V
* Amplifier 2nd backup... RF Concepts RFC 2-317
* Power supply... Astron RS-50A #1
* Power supply backup... Astron RS-50A #2
* Battery backup... CyberPower 350VAC
* Coax... TIMES Microwave LMR-400
* Antenna... N9TAX Slim-Jim 2m j-pole
* Antenna backup... Diamond X-510HDM
* Elevation... 30 feet above ground level
               255 feet above sea level
* Power output... 5w from HT; 35w from amp
* Air date... May 16th, 2013

Recent news/updates...

    * I was granted a "Final" status from NESMC
      for my repeater on (11/18/13)


Upcoming upgrades/changes...

    * Addition of a phone patch system to be
      added, but nothing edged in stone yet.
    

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