Non Amateur Links
This repeater's output power is a mere 15 watts into a 6 dB gain exposed dipole (4 bay double dipole array). This relates to an E.R.P. of 60 watts.
This repeater's output power is 250 watts, subtracting feedline and duplexer losses, we get over 175 watts into the 6.1 db gain stick. Our E.R.P. here is 750 Watts ! This repeater has five receiver sites (1 Main and 4 Remote) and an advanced microprocessor controlled voter for enhanced receive coverage for mobiles and portables. All you have to do to use the satellite receive sites is to encode a PL of 123 Hz. Advanced description.
|Repeater Frequency, PL Tone, Remote Receiver(s)||Owner||Repeater Callsign||Repeater Location|
|146.625- Is linked to 147.24 in Frostburg MD. PL 123 Hz on both machines.||W3KKC||WA3MYA||Allegheny Mountain Extension|
PL 123.0 Hz
Main Receiver at Hays Mill, PA
Satellite Remote Receive Sites,
Cumberland MD Receiver, PL 123.0 Hz
Somerset PA Receiver, PL 123.0 Hz
Seven Springs PA Receiver, PL 123.0 Hz
Oakland MD Receiver, PL 123.0 Hz
Privately owned site.
|147.240+ PL 123 Hz||KK3L||KK3L||Big Savage Mountain|
|145.390- PL 123 Hz||W3KKC||W3KKC||Somerset / Jst. PA|
|147.195+ PL 123 Hz
The Somerset County Amateur Radio Club Inc.
PL 123 Hz
|444.375+ PL 107.2 Hz||W3KKC||W3KKC||Hays Mill|
|146.745- PL 123 Hz||KK3L||KK3L||Cacapon Mountain|
|147.015+ PL 127.3||KA3JSD||KA3JSD||Laurel Mountain|
|224.52- No PL||W3KKC||KK3L||Big Savage Mountain|
|29.520/620||KK3L||KK3L||Split Site: Tx at Dans/Rx at Big Savage|
The 145.27- repeater has the most user features of all the repeaters in the Association. Besides having 250 watts of output power and several satellite receivers, the 145.27 has the the capability to link to fiveamateur bands: 10, 6, 2, 1.25 meters, and 70 centimeters; in addition, regular autopatch, autodial slots, or "speed dial" slots are available for members by request.
Be Attentive to the amount of time you use the system during a given day, there by allowing more amateurs opportunity to use our system. Be courteous to your fellow operators while using our system. Long winded QSO'S discourage other users from using the system. Due to the nature and wide coverage of the system, when one repeater is in use for a extended period this is also tying up many repeaters. Many of this type of ragchews could just as easily be carried out on simplex or other repeaters that are not part of a wide coverage link system, like 145.27. Also be aware that what you say on the system can be heard over many thousand square miles. Technically our system is excellent, Many people have put a lot of time, effort, and money in the system to make it work. However how we use the system can make or break the effectiveness of the system.
Kevin Custer W3KKC, Responsible comments welcome, E-Mail Kevin
PO Box 146
Friedens, PA 15541-0146
or email Kevin.
The Association's repeaters are open for all properly licensed, competent operators to use. However, donations are appreciated for upkeep of the system. Memberships in AHRA run from January 1st to January 1st. Any comments regarding the repeater operation is welcome. The only requirement to use the systems is to follow all rules and regulations regarding the amateur service, and be courteous to your fellow operators while using our system. We also ask that 11 meter habits be left on 11 meters.
Last modified on February 2 1999.
Copyright © 1996-1999 Kevin K. Custer, W3KKC