W1DLO's 2-meter FM
Playback Repeater

Pember Ridge | Levant, ME

147.120 Mhz | 147.360 Mhz

Respectively, both frequencies use...
+ Offset | CTCSS 77.0 hz | DCS 454

  ON THE AIR  



This setup is open and all properly licensed hams with 2 meter privilages are welcome to use it
anytime. My only requests are to keep conversations "G" rated and to be respectful/civilized.


What is a "playback" repeater?

So, how does this type of system differ from most others? 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 distant operators to be able to communicate to one another.
It just takes double the time 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.

Another advantage of having this type of repeater available is that it creates a good method for an
operator to test their own transmission and quality of audio without taking up a second operator's
time. Plus avoiding the confusion of another operator trying to describe how you are sounding.


Details of the playback repeater setup...

* Controller... Argent Data Systems ADS-SR1
* Transceiver... Tytera MD-380V
* Amplifier ... Heathkit HA-202
* Primary power source... Battery (Duracell Marine 24MS)
* Battery charger (daylight)... Solar panel/controller (UPG 87511/Docooler CMP12)
* Battery charger (at night)... Trickle charger (Schumacher SC1)
* Coax... TIMES Microwave LMR-400
* Antenna... Tram 1481
* Elevation... 30 feet above ground level
               400 feet above sea level
* Power output... 5w from MD-380 to 35w from HA-202
* Original air date... August 28th, 2016

News & updates about this repeater...

None at this time.


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