Welcome to the homepage for the 146.835 Manahawkin, New Jersey Repeater

The Manahawkin Repeater

since 1975


835 Amateur Radio Group, Inc.

c/o John Bodine, WU2E

1125 Barnacle Drive
Manahawkin, New Jersey 08050


The Manahawkin Repeater is a GE commercial grade repeater.

Here is a view of it inside our shed which was built by volunteer 835 members


The "Manahawkin Repeater" is the primary 2 meter communications repeater in Southern Ocean County. It is affiliated with RACES and ARES. It has been operated by "The 835 User Group" since it's beginnings back in 1975. The 835 User Group works in a cooperative agreement with State and County Emergency Management.

The "User Group" is comprised of 7 board members who manage the operation of the repeater.

John Bodine WU2E Trustee/Treasurer
Tom Kutylowski N2CZ equipment
Bob Schenck N2OO logistics
Steve McGarry WS2C logistics
Bill Clanton N2EID equipment/Site Liaison
Bob Wick N2HM equipment
Paul Dalton KA2ENC (Emergency Management Liaison)

The 835 Amateur Radio Group, Inc is also comprised of "
supporting members" who contribute to the operation and maintenance of the repeater. Suggested "contributions/dues" are $25.00 and includes ALL licensed "hams" living in your household.
These "contributions/dues" are collected on an "as needed" basis, and in "one time" collections. We do not make collections more often than once a year. Often times in the past, we ran as long as 2 years or more before needing to make a new collection. But, we only guarantee one year minimum. People who join during an already running dues period will be prorated upon renewal in the next dues period. "
Supporting members" are not voting members. The "organization" of this group is made this way simply to "pay the bills" and operate the Manahawkin Repeater in the simplest way possible.

Effective April 2005, the autopatch has been shut down. It has not been used (perhaps due to the highly popular cell phones now in use).

Callsign - N2OO/rpt
The 835 Manahawkin Repeater is located on a local broadcast tower in Manahawkin, New Jersey.
We appreciate the support from WJRZ for hosting our site for over 40 years.
The antenna at 280 feet provides approximately a 50 mile radius of coverage throughout Ocean County and beyond.
Input is - 600 (146.235 mhz)
PL is on at all times.
PL is 3A or 127.3 hz
Transmit PL (for your decode radios) is also 127.3 hz

This repeater is an OPEN repeater. All are welcome.
Since we are affiliated with State/County RACES and Emergency Management, we MUST defer to them for drills or when an emergency is declared.
Local ARES also uses this repeater and we should also defer to them when they need access to the repeater.
Our "local" radio club
(Old Barney Amateur Radio Club) also often uses this repeater for public service functions, and we defer to them in these situations as well.

How to join
Support your local repeater!
All licensed "amateur radio operators" are welcome to join as "supporting members".
Just send $25.00 to the address above. Make checks out to: "835 Amateur Radio Group, Inc"
Be sure to include your name, call, address, tel#, and email address. Include names and calls for any other licensed family members who live in the same household. Also, advise us if you are:
An ARRL member? An ARES member? A RACES member?
For more information, drop an email to us:


Other links:

Old Barney ARC

South Jersey DX Association

Ocean County ARES

UPDATED:  January 2, 2019