W1DLO's

Store & Forward 2-meter Repeater

147.120 Mhz | + offset | 77.0 hz CTCSS


Status... "Active"

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additional photos I took of the entire setup.


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.


Details

* Store & forward controller... Argent Data Systems ADS-SR1
* Controller backup... CECL CRP-101
* Transceiver... Wouxun KG-UVD1P
* Transceiver backup... Another Wouxun KG-UVD1P
* Amplifier... Heathkit HA-202
* Amplifier backup... Tokyo Hy-Power HL-85V
* Power supply... Gemtech WA12-12
* Power supply backup... Astron RS-12a
* Battery power... APC Back-UPS ES 500
* Battery power 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 made some major changes today.  My entire repeater
      system has been moved into my garage and with that
      move comes some equipment changes.  Pictures of the
      new setup will be up within a few days. (10/17/14)


Upcoming upgrades/changes...

    * Cooling fan and heating system along with temperature
      sensors to be installed.

    * Enclosure for the entire system for the temperature
      to be effective.
    

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