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Site Updated on JAN 1, 2005

Happy New Year 2005

The PBPG designs, operates and maintains amateur radio Local Area Networks in South East Florida.  Our K4PKT station serves packet as well as Automatic Position Reporting System (APRS) communications.  Monthly meetings report updates to our technical and business status as well as providing stimulating presentations and discussions.

Archived copies of our White Noise newsletter are provided for download on this web site.

We meet at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of the month at the Super China Buffet 2693 Forest Hill Blvd. West Palm Beach, Florida. The dinner gathering starts at 6:15 PM and wifes and YL's are welcome.

Read the January/February 2002 issue of the White Noise


Palm Beach Packet Group Presents
Lake Harbor FPAC Switch

Location: Lake Harbor is located ten miles east of Clewiston along US-27
               just south of Lake Okeechobee in Palm Beach County.
               Lat:  80 47.18 N Lon: 26 41.53 W

Tower Info:  Rohn 80 Solid Leg 480 Feet, New July 2001
                   DB-406 UHF Antenna @ 406'
                            Andrew 1 5/8" Transmission Line
                   Comet CX-334 Tri Band Antenna @ 360'
                            Andrew 7/8" Transmission Line

Equipment: Commercial AC Power Filter and Distribution
                  Two Switching Power Supplies (redundant)
                  Chloride 3VB17, 120 Amp/Hour Deep Cycle Battery Backup
                  APC-450 UPS for CPU
                  Motorola Mitrek VHF @ 60 Watts (145.010)
                  Midland 13-509 @ 10 Watts  (223.480)
                  Motorola Mitrek UHF @ 40 Watts (440.075)
                  Motorola Mitrek UHF @ 40 Watts (441.000)
                  (space available for 3rd UHF in 445/446 freq)
                  DB-4060 UHF Duplexer (combines two UHF radios)
                  Diamond MX-72N Tri-Plexer (145.010, 223.480, 440.075)
                  PolyPhaser IS-50NX-C2 Lightning Arrestor

Frequencies:       LAN 145.010 @ 1200
                          Backbone to Stuart and Okeechobee 223.480 @ 1200
                          Backbone to Stuart and W Palm Beach 440.075 @ 9K6
                          Backbone to Ft. Myers 441.000 @ 1200

(Click  here  to QSY to the Lake Harbor  picture gallery )

Contact Information


[email protected]

Doug Welcker WB4KGY, President (561) 686-3747
Postal address
Palm Beach Packet Group PO Box 847 Lake Worth, Fl 33460

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