Pacific County, WA
440.675 +5MHz 118.8Hz
Naselle UHF Repeater
Location: The Naselle repeater is located on Naselle Ridge, overlooking
the town of Naselle, WA. The road is good most of the year, although
snow can close access in the winter months.
Coverage: Naselle provides good access for
users in southern Pacific County, with the generous range you would expect from
a 2000-foot elevation. It covers areas of the county that would otherwise
be isolated from the network, including Naselle itself.
It also provides
valuable coverage to the east, in the Deep River area and western Wahkiakum
County. To the north, the Naselle repeater covers the Nemah area, including
Highway 101 from the Naselle River to Bay Center, and the timberlands east
of the highway. The station can be worked from most parts of the northern portion of
the Long Beach Peninsula, and the Tokeland area. Coverage extends
south into Clatsop and Columbia Counties, in Oregon.
The remote base incorporates transceivers for the 140,
220 and 440-MHz bands, and in addition to providing the day-to-day
linking of this repeater to the network, is a cornerstone of the
ARES/RACES Emergency Response Plan
for Pacific County. This station is also used as part of the support for the
Hood-To-Coast Relay each year. In addition, the site also houses two
remote receivers for extended
2-meter coverage of the same areas. While the installation
of 2-meter repeaters has become quite difficult
as the band has filled up, there are few
such restrictions on remote receivers.
Hardware: The repeater consists of
a GE Mastr-II 110-watt continuous duty
base station (running 60-watts) with
a dual-section isolator and DCI bandpass filter,
using an ACC RC-96 controller with a
Mastr-II power supply. There is a dedicated
control receiver for the repeater.
The duplexer is a 4-cavity
Sinclair BpBr type feeding a Comet
X-510 dual band antenna (inside a Stationmaster
shell) at the top of the tower,
through 100 feet of LDF5-50
7/8-inch hardline. The remote base uses an
ACC FC-900 interface and Icom
transceivers sharing a CX-333 tri-band
antenna (half-way up the tower)
fed with half-inch hardline.
The main antenna is shared with
receivers, one supporting the
North Cove 145.310 repeater and the
other part of the Megler VHF voting