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 with 2m privilages are welcome to use it anytime.
My only rules are to keep conversations "G" rated and to respect one another.

The only times I have it disconnected are during on-the-air nets that I check into and if
I am engaged in a QSO from my home QTH. But most of the time, it is active.


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 #1... Heathkit HA-202
* Amplifier #2... RF Concepts RFC 2-317
* Amplifier backup... Tokyo Hy-Power HL-85V
* Power supply... Astron RS-50a
* Power supply backup... Astron RS-12a
* Battery power #1... CyberPower 350VAC
* Battery power #2... Exide Extreme 800cca 24F-E108
* Battery power backup... APC Back-UPS ES 500
* Coax... TIMES Microwave LMR-400
* Antenna... Diamond X-510HDM
* Antenna backup... Tram 1481
* Elevation... 35 feet above ground level
               260 feet above sea level
* Power output... 5w from HT; 35w from amp #1; 150w from amp #2
* Air date... May 16th, 2013

Recent news/updates...

    * I had to move all the equipment from my garage back
      into my house due to grounding issues I did not
      anticipate.  (10/26/14)

    * I moved my entire 2m repeater setup into my garage
      as to free up space in my shack.  (10/24/14)


Upcoming upgrades/changes...

    * Entire system will be moved into my garage sometime in
      the Spring of 2015.
    

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