The N6ENV Repeater Group
|Updated February 12, 2001||
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|Serving Radio Amateurs in Southern California||220 and 440 MHz|
November 3, 2000.|
As many of you know, this group has become rather inactive of late. There have been no nets for several months. Frosty (N6ENV) had rarely been heard on here for quite some time before that. I have been informed that he is very busy these days with his work (at least three jobs, 6 days a week) and has little time at present to devote to the repeater system. He has been hoping someone would come forward to run the club and/or the net, but this has not happened.
Our mission statement is simple.
Provide the best open repeater system in Southern California.
The key here is open. We are dedicated to maintaining a
network of friendly, family-style amateur radio communications.
Provide the best open repeater system in Southern California. The key here is open. We are dedicated to maintaining a network of friendly, family-style amateur radio communications.
N6ENV Repeater Group members provide public service each year. We are a regular support team for the Rim of the World road rally race, assisting race officials with checkpoints and course monitoring using our amateur radio skills, all the while enjoying the race in a front row seat! We have also helped provide support in past years for the Hollywood Christmas Parade and other events.
The N6ENV Machines
224.52 MHz, offset down, CCTSS 156.7 Hz
447.025 MHz, offset down, CCTSS 156.7 Hz
(Soon to go to 447.020 MHz.)
The tower on
|It covers San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, and can reach west into parts of Ventura County. It can also be heard well to the south into Los Angeles and portions of Orange County, and can also reach into the Palmdale area. But under special conditions you can get into it all the way from Central California to San Diego. The repeater is located on the highest peak on the mountain, elevation 3800 feet, well above all others.|
|We have a massive battery system with a capacity of over 1,200 amps at 13.2 volts, allowing the repeater to stay up without commercial power for 5 days or more. We also have a level-one emergency phone system that is on the same restoral priority as a hospital or police station. During the Northridge Earthquake disaster in 1994, we placed over 1200 emergency phone calls for free over our autopatch, when the regular phones were out. It's good to know it will all be there in time of real need, and that the system will stay on the air for a prolonged period of time.|
|Visit Forrest Communications for all sorts of goodies. Maha chargers and replacement batteries for most handheld radios and cellular phones. Kenwood Family Radios (no license needed). Scanners, GPS systems, lots of other stuff! Now a Motorola Authorized Dealer.|
Autopatch members: for information or assistance please contact Bill KN6OC, at 661-286-5083. Please include your name, callsign, and your telephone number, so we can call you if necessary.
CTCSS (or "PL" tone) is required on most repeaters in Southern California, mainly to reduce interference. This really helps out in high density areas like Los Angeles where there is certain to be overlapping coverage.
The N6ENV repeaters have a 3 minute timer. This is turned off during nets and other special events.
Repeater use priorities go pretty much as follows: Emergency traffic, nets, autopatches, mobiles & portables, and finally base stations. (This is true of most other repeaters too.)
Newsletter SubmissionsOur newsletter editor, Bill, KN6OC, would like your articles and other submissions! If you have material for the next issue, you can send it on disk, by email, or just send your hardcopy to the Group P.O. Box address (see below). We can use anything you can write as long as it's got something to do with ham radio, repeaters, family or fun. If it's on disk, try to send it in plain ASCII or one of the popular word processing formats (such as WordPerfect).
Newsletter Back Issues
If you are willing to donate any of your time to help with repeater maintenance and improvements, please contact Bill, KN6OC, at 661-286-5083. No matter what your background, you can be of help!
|WD6FWZ||Judy||Autopatch Manager and Net Control Emeritus|
|W1NNR||Ken||Alternate Net Control|
|N1CA||Julian||Alternate Net Control|
|KN6OC||Bill||Operations Manager and Newsletter Editor|
|K6YPB||Mike||Manager of Special Projects|
|AD7DB||Dave||Web Page Editor|
Web provider is QSL.net.
This page is http://www.qsl.net/n6env/
(Just in case you're looking at a printout and want to know where it is!)