BeachNet Repeater System

BeachNet Repeater System

Pacific, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Thurston & Wahkiakum Counties, Washington

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 |  444.400 |  444.500 |  444.700 |  444.800 |  444.925 |  444.950
 

 

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South Bend

Pacific County, WA
46.707558, -123.769484
1300 Feet
Call: NM7R

442.675  +5MHz   118.8Hz


South Bend UHF Repeater

Location: The South Bend station is on Holy Cross Mountain between South Bend and Raymond, WA., with the several towers on the hill visible from nearly any place in either city. The site is line-of-sight from the Pacific County Courthouse, where the Emergency Operations Center is located. The Courthouse and EOC are surrounded by higher ground, with only poor VHF/UHF paths to the rest of the county. While Holy Cross Mountain blocks simplex signals to the north, it also provides an excellent platform for a repeater. Follow these links for information on the co-located 147.340 MHz and 224.820 MHz repeaters.

Coverage: The "Holy Cross" repeaters can be used on the northern third of the Long Beach Peninsula, south on Highway 101 beyond Bay Center, west to Tokeland, east throughout the Willapa Valley and on Hwy 6, all the way to the eastern county line. The coverage follows Hwy 101 north to the Pacific/Grays Harbor County line. These repeaters do quite well, within their intended coverage area.

The 442.675 "Holy Cross" repeater normally operates in parallel with the 147.340 MHz machine, coupled together as a single, dual-band, resource, and linked to
BeachNet. In fact, with careful radio adjustments, it is possible to operate full-duplex (talk and listen at the same time, like a telephone) between two Amateurs equipped with dual-band transceivers. If attempting this, we remind you that you must still drop your transmitter at least once every 3-minutes to avoid timing out the repeater, and to let another Ham join in if they want to. When desired, we can un-link them, providing separate repeaters for different jobs. The network link can be tied to either, or neither. This flexible functionality supports the Pacific County Emergency Management Agency, providing intra-county and extra-county back-up emergency communications.

Hardware: The 442.675 MHz repeater is a GE Mastr-II continuous duty base station. The UHF repeater is a 110-watt unit running about 40-watts. The UHF cabinet (left-most picture below) holds the UHF repeater and duplexer. The VHF cabinet holds (second from left picture below, top to bottom), the control receiver, controller, VHF repeater and power supply, with the Mastr-II mobile-style link radio on the side of the cabinet. The two repeaters share the single power supply, controller and Hustler G6-270 antenna at 80-feet up the 140-foot tower, fed with LMR-600. The Link-Comm controller manages both repeaters, a link transceiver, and a Mastr-II auxiliary control receiver. The UHF repeater uses a Wacom BpBr four-cavity duplexer.

Packet Radio: The "HOLYX" packet radio node is located on this site as well. This is part of the 145.630 MHz 1200-Baud Washington District Three EOC Packet Network. Also at the site is the "HOLYMB" public mailbox. There is no forwarding or other service with this mailbox, but it is available for any Pacific County Amateur to use, provided that they will check frequently for mail. This allows those who choose not to maintain a full-time packet presence to have a 24/7 mail drop available. The HOLYX packet station is owned by Pacific County Emergency Management Agency, and is considered part of the South Bend EOC RACES Amateur radio station.

 

 

 

 






 

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 |  444.400 |  444.500 |  444.700 |  444.800 |  444.925 |  444.950
 

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