Our Repeaters

 

The BCRA has 2 repeater systems in our arsenal.
  Both are located on Pleasant St. in the heart of Fall River, MA.
 

WA1DGW
Trustee: KA1LH
Our VHF machine is 145.150 MHz
-offset and a PL of 123.0 Hz.
Echolink Node # 668385
This repeater is a Kendecom repeater, Vocom power amplifier,
Wacom duplexer, 7/8" Heliax, and a Sinclair antenna.
In November 2012 we added in Echolink with a dedicate
WiFi link to the repeater site connecting a rack mounted
Dell Poweredge 750 server for the Echolink.
 

W1ACT
Trustee: N1JOY
  Our UHF machine is on 444.350 Mhz
+offset, and a PL of 88.5 Hz. 
This repeater is a GE Mastr2 radio with an
ARR GaAsFET preamp, 100 Watt Henry
amplifier, Wacom duplexer, 7/8" Heliax,
and a Celwave antenna. 
This repeater is currently OFFLINE while we
evaluate our situation with PAVE/PAWS.

 

The VHF repeater currently offers excellent coverage
of the Fall River area, and beyond.
Both repeaters are available for public safety
communications when requested by our local
Emergency Management office, and have been used
for many different nets over the years.



N1JOY installing the WiFi mesh dish antenna just below the 2 Meter Repeater antenna.
The dish was aimed to N1YOY's QTH 3 miles away to provide the Internet link.  We now have
broadband Internet to the repeater site.

 

KB1UZE is giving his best pose hoping for a QST cover photo.


N1RHS was our helper to get things to the upper rooftop.



The Sinclair 2M Vertical and 2.4 GHz WiFi link antenna.  A Ubiquity Bullet
WiFi radio is installed at the rear of the dish and fed with POE
(Power Over Ethernet) from inside.



This is the Line Of Sight back to N1JOY's for the point-to-point WiFi link for the Echolink system.