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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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Minot Peak

Grays Harbor County, WA
46.891874, -123.416634
1800 Feet
Call: W7EOC

444.050  +5MHz  118.8Hz


Minot UHF Repeater



Minot VHF Packet
 

Location: Minot Peak is south of Elma, WA, and west of Centralia, WA.

Coverage: Minot covers most of southern Grays Harbor County. It is accessible from the EOC in Montesano, as well as most of Aberdeen, Hoquiam and the other major towns. This repeater provides coverage on Highways 8 and 12 from Aberdeen on the west to McCleary on the north, and most of the Centralia/Chehalis area. The coverage to the north is more spotty than the site plot would indicate, and local obstacles can influence the quality of coverage greatly, particularly in wooded or hilly areas.

Part of the
BeachNet system, this repeater solidifies coverage for those passing through between the coastal areas and Puget Sound. Minot provides back country coverage in mountainous southeastern Grays Harbor and northeastern Pacific Counties.

During an emergency, this repeater will probably be disconnected from the network, and linked to the Cosmopolis (145.390) repeater to allow communications within Grays Harbor County. This arrangement allows both repeaters to be simultaneously monitored on a single radio from the Grays Harbor EOC in Montesano.

Hardware: The repeater consists of a GE Mastr-II 110-watt continuous duty base station (running 60-watts) using a CAT-200B controller in a 30-inch GE cabinet with a Mastr-II power supply. The duplexer is a Phelps-Dodge 6-cavity bandpass-notch type feeding a dual band antenna through 70 feet of LDF5-50 7/8-inch hardline. There is a UHF GE Mastr-II mobile used as a link transceiver and a VHF Mastr-II mobile used for the packet station. Both are mounted to the sides of the cabinet. All three transmitters are fitted with dual-section isolators and bandpass filter cavities. The packet station and repeater share the main antenna on the tower through a diplexer, while the link uses a pair of phased yagis on the roof of the building.

Packet Radio: The "MINOT" packet radio node is co-located with the UHF repeater and shares the antenna. This is part of the 145.630 MHz 1200-Baud Washington District Three EOC Packet Network. The packet station is accessible from most of southern Grays Harbor County as well as the northern portion of Pacific County, and also provides coverage into the Centralia area.



 

 

 

 




 

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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