W1DLO's 2-meter Playback Repeater

147.360 Mhz | +0.6 Mhz offset | 77.0 hz CTCSS | Levant

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Details of the 147.360+ repeater in Levant...

* Controller... Argent Data Systems ADS-SR1
* NOAA SAME device... Oregon Scientific WR122
* Transceiver... Wouxun KG-UVD1P
* Amplifier ... Heathkit HA-202 -&- RF Concepts RFC 2-317
* Primary power source... Battery (Duracell Marine 24MS)
* Battery charger (daylight)... Solar panel/controller (UPG 87511/Docooler CMP12)
* Battery charger (at night)... Trickle charger (Black & Decker BMB3)
* Coax... TIMES Microwave LMR-400 (50 feet)
* 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
* Original air date from this location... August 28th, 2016

You will find my repeater on frequency 147.360 Mhz with a positive offset.
You will need to be transmitting a 77.0 hz tone to access it.

How does my repeater differ from most other ones? It is a digital audio store-and-forward relay
system. In non-traditional terms, it is often called an "Echo" or "Parrot" repeater. Like most
repeaters, they still allow two operators, who are too far away from each other, to be able to
communicate to one another. It just takes twice as long, due to having to wait for the live
transmission to be recorded then retransmitted for the other operator to hear.

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 key up and playback what it
recorded for operator #2 to hear via from the repeater what operator #1 said. Then operator #2
can do the same thing back to operator #1 and so on.

The main advantage of this playback repeater is that it 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 2 meter privilages are welcome to use it
anytime. My only rules are to keep conversations "G" rated and to be respectful.

Another nice feature of my repeater is that I have it set up to transmit NOAA Weather Radio's
"SAME" alerts meaning that it will only play clips of the local weather radio's continuous
broadcast only when there is some type of local weather warning in effect.



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