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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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North Cove

Pacific County, WA
46.734566, -124.047403
550 Feet
Call: NM7R

145.310  -600kHz  118.8Hz
444.400  +5MHz   118.8Hz


North Cove VHF Repeater



North Cove UHF Repeater


As of 02/23/13 the North Cove
repeaters are down.

Location: The North Cove site is on the ocean bluff, overlooking North Cove, near Tokeland/Grayland, WA, above "Washaway Beach" on the north side of the mouth of Willapa Bay. The tower is visible on the headlands driving south-east bound on Highway 105, after making the turn to the east, about 3 or 4 miles west of the Tokeland turnoff.

Coverage: The two North Cove repeaters can be easily accessed north to Westport, WA, and south along the ocean side of the Long Beach Peninsula, especially the beach area. The coverage to the east overlaps with that from the South Bend, Naselle and Megler repeaters. The North Cove repeaters can be useful along Highway 101, especially the VHF repeater, which has a Remote Receiver at the Naselle site providing very good coverage from Bay Center, south along Highway 101 to the Highway 4 junction at "Johnson's Landing". To use this high-level receiver, shift your CTCSS (PL) tone from the usual 118.8 Hz to 114.8 Hz and your transmissions will be picked up loud and clear in this area.

The North Cove VHF machine was the first
BeachNet repeater. The original unit had been the W7RDR repeater from Ilwaco, purchased new before 1980. After that club had switched to a Motorola rig, in the mid-1990's, the station became available and went on the air from North Cove, on the Western Washington Shared Non-Protected (SNP) test pair of 145.290. At the time, it was linked to the 146.660 W7FBM repeater in Astoria. Later the frequency was changed to its permanent pair, 145.310. In 2010, after more than a decade of continuous faithful service in support of Amateur radio, that particular unit was replaced with a duplicate model, and the original completely refurbished for return to the Pacific County ARC.

The 2-meter repeater is normally linked to
BeachNet, and like all of our repeaters, the link can be dropped to make this repeater stand-alone when that is desirable. The UHF machine normally operates stand-alone, providing a local-use alternative with better range than simplex to "talk around the corner", without using the entire network, but the 444.400 repeater can be linked to the rest of the network when desired.

Hardware: The VHF repeater consists of a GE Mastr-II base station. The VHF duplexer is a Sinclair Hybrid-Ring unit, originally used at the 146.760 repeater in Oregon. Mice had chewed the cable harness, destroying the device, and the Sunset Empire club had sold this as surplus. With a careful replacement of the harness, this unit once again performs well. The VHF repeater incorporates a CAT-200B controller and runs 40-watts to a Hustler G6-270 dual band antenna at 130-feet up the tower, fed with LMR-600 coax cable.

The UHF station uses a GE Mastr-II mobile, duplex converted, running 30-watts. The duplexer is a Motorola four-can bandpass type, and the repeater shares the Hustler dual-band antenna and feedline through a diplexer. the UHF repeater uses an NHRC4-M2 controller. The two stations have independent power supplies and link systems.

 

 

 

 




 

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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