W5UK/R - 444.200 MHz
Our UHF repeater (input 449.200, PL 114.8 Hz) is at a fabulous new site at the 500 foot level on the new WWL-TV tower in Gretna, La. The tower has full emergency power, and the repeater is housed in an air conditioned rack cabinet on a platform accessible via an elevator which goes up the center of the tower. The repeater now sports a Decibel Products DB-420 folded dipole array meaning that citywide coverage is much improved!
The UHF repeater is a converted GE MVP operating with a whopping 10 watts output.
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We are finishing up installation of a 2 meter repeater on 145.39 MHz, sponsored by the Southeastern Louisiana ARES group. Unfortunately, interference from the TV station prevented this repeater from being permanently installed.
Thanks to for the excellent facilities!
W5UK-10 - 144.39 MHz
This dedicated APRS digipeater has been operating flawlessly for the last two years. Located in Algiers, La., the W5UK-10 system uses an MFJ-1270C TNC (with PacComm eprom) to a Motorola Mitrek feeding a community antenna at 300 feet. W5UK-10 operates as a WIDE digipeater and regularly receives mobiles and relays from Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. This system operates with full back-up battery power.
WB5LLI/R - 53.130 MHz
This repeater is sponsored by GNOARC, but is maintained by and licensed to long-time club member Mike Saladino, WB5LLI. Originally a project of the late Hank Arsaga, W5VAS (SK), this 6 meter repeater is currently on the air from a 225 foot high location in St. Rose, La. The input frequency is down 1 MHz, at 52.130. Six meter FM is a lot of fun; if you haven't tried it, c'mon aboard!