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Cathlamet

Wahkiakum County, WA
46.202916, -123.36305
420 Feet
Call: WA6TTR

444.300  +5MHz  118.8Hz


Cathlamet UHF Repeater


The Cathlamet Repeater
is presently operating in
"testing mode" at its perm-
anent location for official
repeater coordination.

Location: The Cathlamet repeater is situated on the hill just east of downtown Cathlamet (Wahkiakum County, WA). The site is just south of Highway 4, and just east of downtown, adjacent to the school on the top of the hill overlooking the city, Puget Island and the shores of the Columbia River to the east and west. The site elevation is about 160-feet.

Coverage: The Cathlamet repeater provides local coverage to much of eastern Wahkiakum County, from County Line Park on the east, west along Hwy 4 to Skamokawa and up Hwy 4 most of the way to the crest of KM Hill, including Puget Island. It also covers the Oregon shore of the Columbia River along Oregon Hwy 30 from Bradly Overlook almost to Clatskanie. In addition to providing local coverage in this under-served community as part of their ARES resources, the link to other
BeachNet, repeaters provides connectivity with the broader Amateur community.

Normally linked to the rest of
BeachNet, this machine can be separated to operate stand-alone or linked to the 444.500 Nicolai repeater, as desired for ARES/RACES operations in Wahkiakum County. It provides a link to the State ECC at Camp Murray, through the network, and acts as a focus for Emergency Communications in this rural county.

Hardware: The repeater consists of a GE Mastr-II 20-watt continuous-duty base station. The receiver features a factory-option pre-amplifier, and the duplexer is a 4-cavity Motorola Band-pass/reject unit. The link radio is a GE-Rangr, with the entire station in a 30-inch GE cabinet.

While this repeater is normally used for casual operations by the local Amateurs, it's primary focus is to support emergency operations out of the County EOC in the Court House only a few blocks away. Like most small rural counties, Wahkiakum County depends upon volunteers to fill gaps in service during emergency situations. Communications is a big part of this and the local Amateur operators are part of the response team. So, while they may seem to be playing around with radios, when push comes to shove, they may be the only line of communication with adjacent counties and the State EOC at Camp Murray.

History: This repeater went on the air on February 13, 2017. During the initial testing period operation may be intermittent and some features, including linking, may not be operational.

08/16/17 - Repeater moved to its permanent home on higher ground than during the initial testing. Official testing period for Coordination began this date.

 

 

 

 




 

145.170 |  145.310 |  145.390 |  147.020 |  147.180 |  147.340 |  224.040 |  224.820 |  440.675 |  441.675 |  442.675 |  444.050 |  444.200 |  444.300 |  444.400 |  444.500 |  444.700 |  444.800 |  444.925 |  444.950
 

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