SOLAR Powered Repeater VA3PLA
147.180+ MHz, Carrier Squelch Access
VA3PLA repeater is located near the hamlet of McArthur Mills, Ontario which is 22 kilometers east of Bancroft, or 120 kilometers North of Belleville and Lake Ontario. It sits atop a 1500 foot AMSL hill with excellent views in most directions. The area is very hilly with valley's at 800' and hill peaks at 1600'. Mobile (30W) coverage is 30 to 50 kilometers. Local hams can stay in touch during recreational activity or beer runs to Bancroft. The only source of power for the repeater is from two solar panels and a storage battery!
Telemetry from the site
Location, Coverage map and Bancroft area links.
Bancroft temperature is:
History along with construction pictures!
Technical Info and vendor LINKS