146.445 Repeater
146.445 Repeater

 

  

  

  

The location Of This Repeater Is In Greenville, Pa

This Repeater  Is On 146.445 Out Put , And 147.445 Input Frequency With A Full Time PL Of 186.2  

Its Located Just South West Of Greenville , Pa 16125 EN-91 At An Elevation Of 1260 Feet .

The Tower Site Belongs To Dave Firis AL7OP 

This Ge Mastr 2 Base Station Reworked This Repeater From 159.110 To The Frequency It Is On Now .

I Did A Lot Of Reading And Studying Of The Manuals To Get The Information That I Needed For  To Get This Up And Running .

The Repeater Out Put Power Is Around 110 Watts And I Have One 4 Inch Fan On The Rear Of The Heat Sink To Help It cool

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The Repeater's Runs Off Of 12 Volts At All Time

   

I Have A  RC210 Advanced Repeater Controller  

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The RC210 Advanced Repeater Controller - More Controller For Less 

Ports · Three total - 

each port may be operated as an independent repeater port or as half/full-duplex link port · 

Gated audio on all ports with selectable de-emphasis - 

you may tap directly off discriminator without regard for squelch action or de-emphasis · 

Selectable polarity of COS and CTCSS signals on each port ·

Each port has its own unique, programmable hang, timeout, activity, 

DTMF mute and kerchunk timers · 

Selectable CTCSS/Carrier squelch modes (true "AND" operation) on each port · Selectable CTCSS encode control output with programmable delay 

dropout for controlling external CTCSS encoder on each port · 

Each port has its own dedicated DTMF decoder · 

Selectable Enable/Disable of DTMF on each port and selectable mute on 1st or 2nd digit · 

Each port may be defined to require CTCSS or not require CTCSS for DTMF operation · 

Each port has its own unique 10 courtesy tones with up to 4 segments each (dual tone per segment). 

Or use a DVR Track or Vocabulary word as a Courtesy Tone · 

Any port may be used for a Control Receiver IDs · 

Each port has 3 unique Voice and 2 unique CW ID's. · 

Automatic rotation with Initial and Pending ID algorythm · 

Programmable Initial and Pending ID timers · 

Voice ID's may be disabled on a per port basis for CW only identification · 

CW IDs may be programmed with dual or single tones, as well as speed Linking · Any port may be linked to any other port on command · 

Selectable Monitor Mute/Monitor Mix audio for each port when linked · Inactivity timer automatically unlink ports after a programmable amount of time (may be disabled) Remote Bases · 

Frequency agile HF/VHF/UHF remote base with support for Kenwood, Icom, Yaesu and Doug Hall RBI-1 · Any port may be used Speech Messages · 

Repeater operation oriented vocabulary in real human speech (not synthesized). May be used in programmable ID's or other messages · 

40 Message Macros for easy use of custom programmed phrases · Any combination of Vocabulary or DVR tracks may be used in any message · Programmable Tail Messages Digital Voice Recorder · On-board DVR for recording your own custom messages (DVR tracks may be used in any programmable message) 

Command Macros · 90 Command Macros for easy one command functions. 

May also call other Command Macros for unlimited functionality · 

Programmable Pre Access Codes (may be used as Site Prefix Codes). May be disabled completely · 

Programmable Macro Subset allows for restricting access to Command Macros. May be disabled completely Scheduler · 

Fully automated operations based on time of day and day of week or day of month 

Serial Port · RS-232 port for use with remote base radios, controller programming and firmware 

updates Analog Meters · 

8 analog to digital channels. 

Each channel is fully scaleable with 6 different meter faces · 

Each channel has programmable high and low alarms · 

Inputs protected against over or negative voltages

Logic Outputs and Inputs · 

5 digital Alarm inputs which are edge-triggered · 

7 digital outputs may be commanded high/low/pulse. 

May be expanded Auxilary Audio Inputs · 3 auxiliary audio inputs for use with a weather receiver, 

auto-patch or other external audio source

     

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Advanced, Repeater Controller

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  A kenwood TMV-7A For Remote Base Radio 

  

 

            On 2 Meter And 440 I Am Using A Diamond X300 Base Antenna Up The North Side Of The Tower Around 150 Feet  X300A

Dual-band Base/Repeater Antenna Special Features: • Fiberglass radomes • Overlapping outer shells for added strength • Strong waterproof joint couplings • Stainless steel hardware • Wide band performance • Factory adjusted – no tuning required • High wind rating • DC grounded Specifications: Band: 2m/70cm Gain (dB): 6.5/9.0 Max Power Rating: 200 Wind Rating: 112 MPH (no ice) Height (feet): 10 Connector: UHF Element Phasing: 2-5/8l, 5-5/8l 

  

   RVS-8 Repeater Signal to Noise Voter System

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Monitor up to 8 remote receivers Add this full featured, 8-Channel, menu driven, flexible voting system to any repeater. 

LDG Electronics Inc. has released an assembled and tested Repeater Voting System. 

The voter is based on the popular RVS-8 (from April 1999 QST) 

The RVS-8 is a full featured repeater voting system designed to work with today's amateur and commercial repeaters. 

The voter features 8 channel capacity, menu driven display system, programmable logic states, on screen "signal to noise meter", site activity logging and more. Once installed, the RVS-8 provides signal to noise based, "real time" automatic audio switching for up to eight sites. 

Multiple RVS-8s can be cascaded to provide up to 64 channels of voting. 

8 Channels (expandable) True Signal-to-Noise 

Voting Microprocessor Controlled Software 

Upgradable Menu Driven, 

10 Menus Programmable COR and Disable Inputs 

Programmable Hysterisis 

Digital S/N Meter 

12 Volt Operation @500 ma (user supplies power source)

Board Size: 6 x 9 inches Rack Size: 

1 Rack unit, 7 inch depth 

Enclosure size: 19 x 7.0 x 1.25 (measured in inches) 

 

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 Here Is Our Weather Monitor

Wx-1000 Weather Station Interface Now with your CAT-1000 and a Pete Brothers Ultimeter® U-100, U-800 or U-2000 Weather Station or the Davis Weather Wizard III, you can provide timely weather announcements on your repeater system. By connecting either weather station to the serial port of your CAT-1000 and installing the Wx-1000 firmware up-grade, you'll be ready to go. Wx-1000 Weather Interface Interfacing is simple with just two or three wire connection between the weather station and the CAT-1000 controller at connector J1. Note: The WS-1000 firmware will not support HF transceiver control. All other features are identical to the existing CAT-1000 firmware. The interface consist of a Program ROM V4.00, Voice ROM 2.00. The Peet Bros. installation also requires the addition of a 4700 ohm termination resistor. CAT-1000 Programming Information Four new voice variables have been added to the vocabulary list to announce weather information. They are: Variable Description Example (Variable in Bold) 104 Indoor Temperature 78 Degrees 105 Outdoor Temperature 68 Degrees 106 Wind Speed and Direction The wind is out of the EAST at 10 miles per hour 107 High and Low Temperature Today's high temperature is 81 degrees and the low temperature is 61 degrees 108 Rain Fall Today's rain fall is .15 inches

  

 Here Is A Picture Of The WS-1000This Unit Is Not Sold Anymore And Needs To Be Replaced with A New One That Is Programable

 

We Are Using A Set Of 4 Cavity Duplexes Manufactured By TX-RX 

Band-Pass/Notch - 132-150 MHz (TX High) , Model #: 30-36-03A 

General Information TX RX Systems Inc. manufacturers a comprehensive line of diplexers with the critical specifications you require to operate a high performance system. Whether your application has a challenging T-R frequency spacing or requires broadband duplexed windows to implement a single antenna system, our Duplexers provide the transmitter and noise suppression characteristics you need while minimizing the loss to you carriers. Vari-Notch Duplexers offer the best cost-to-performance ratio for close-spaced applications. Series Notch ® Duplexers utilize a band-reject (notch circuit) design to optimize isolation specifications when necessary. Bandpass Duplexers can be used to combine transmitter combiners and Receiver Multicouplers to a common antenna. Our cavity and filter construction is second-to-none when it comes to the materials used and the processes to manufacture.Specifications Electrical Frequency Range : 132-150 MHz Minimum , T-R Separation : 1.5 MHz , Tx Insertion Loss : 1.4 dB Rx Insertion Loss : 2.2 dB , Transmitter Noise Suppression : 80 dB Transmitter Carrier Suppression :  90 dB Between Channel Isolation : N/A Impudence : 50 Ohms , VSWR : 1.3:1 , Power Rating : 100 W Mechanical Temperature Range : -40°C to +60°C Connectors : TX and RX Ports: ,  Antenna Port: N ,  Height : 5.25" Width : 19" Depth : 7.25" Mechanical Mounting : 19" Rack Mount , Weight : 14 lbs.

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Hard-Line.

The Transmission Line Is Over 330 Feet Of 7/8 Andrew hard Line . 

The Most Complete, Cost-Effective, High Performance Coaxial Cable Systems In The World.Manufacturer Andrew Corporation Table LDF5-50A Product Description 7/8" Foam Heliax Cable Type 7/8" Foam Heliax Cable Impedance (Ohms) 50 Ohm Maximum Frequency 5.0 Ghz VOP. 89% Peak Power ,  (W) 91kW DC Breakdown Voltage 6000 , DC Resistance (ctr/shld) , Ohms 0.32/0.36 Capacitance 22.8 pF/ft , Inductance 0.057 uH/ft  , Outer Conductor Copper Inner Conductor Copper Diameter Over Jacket 1.09 Min. , Bending Radius 10 in. , Bending Moment (ft lbs) 12 ft lbs. , Weight Per Foot 0.33 lb/ft Tensile Strength 325 lbs. , Flat Plate Crush Strength 80 lb/in. ,  Atten/100 @ 30 MHz 0.195 db ,Atten/100 @ 50 MHz 0.254 db , Atten/100 @ 150 MHz 0.449 db , Atten/100 @ 450 MHz 0.808 db , Atten/100 @ 824 MHz 1.13 db Atten/100 @ 894 MHz 1.18 db , Atten/100 @ 960 MHz 1.23 db , Attenuation @ 1700 MHz 1.70 db , Atten/100 @ 1920 MHz 1.81 db , Attenuation @ 2000 MHz 1.86 db , Avg Power @ 30 MHz 14.1 kW , Avg Power @ 50 MHz 10.8 kW ,Avg Power @ 450 MHz 3.41 kW ,Avg Power @ 800 MHz 2.48 kW ,Avg Power @ 894 MHz 2.34 kW , Avg Power @ 960 MHz 2.24 kW , ,Strip Tool TESSCO #426134 , Mid-Span Strip Tool TESSCO #433331 ,Additional Notes Comments Standard Advise Customer Warranty 10 Years Qty/Uom 1 FOOT 

 

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The Antenna Is A DECIBEL PRODUCTS DIVISION 4 Bay Dipole 

This Repeater Antenna Is At The Top Of a 300 Foot Tower

 DB224- BROAD BAND ANTENNA, 6 OR 9 Db GAIN, 138-174 AND 220-222 MHz This popular antenna is available with four folded dipoles for high gain and broad bandwidth. Broad Response - 10 MHz bandwidth provides optimum performance in single or multi-frequency systems, on both transmit and receive. Circular Pattern - DB224 has four elements positioned evenly, every 90 degrees around the mast, for omni pattern. Offset pattern - DB224E comes with four elements aligned collinearly on the same side of the mast for maximum directional gain. Dual Version - Two antennas on the same mast are fed and operated separately, providing 3 dB omni or 6 dB directional patterns. Two-Piece Mast - For ease of shipment and handling, the mast is made in two sections. A unique center splice assures proper alignment. Lightning-Resistant - The radiators operate at DC ground, and the aluminum mast with its pointed cap provides a low resistant discharge path to the tower or ground system. For Air Shipment - Model DB224X has a shortened mast, 124" (3150 mm). Ordering Information -Use model number for correct frequency and specify termination if non-standard. Add E for offset pattern, S for dual omni or ES for dual offset pattern. DB365-OS Mounting Clamps are included. For side mounting order DB5001 Side Mount Kit. For Stabilizer Kit, order 12088 (4 required). For shortened mast, order DB224X. Order jumper cable separately, if desired 

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This Is The Antenna We Use On The Voters Receivers

A DECIBEL PRODUCTS DIVISION 8 Bay dipoles 

DB420 BROAD BAND ANTENNA 9.2 or 10.4 dB GAIN, 406-512 MHz With an array of eight dual dipole elements, DB420 provides high gain and constant performance across a broad omni or elliptical pattern. Mounts to top or side of a tower or structure. Rugged - Resists wind to 100 mph (161 km/hr). Broad Response - With 14 to 24 MHz bandwidth, this antenna gives optimum performance in single or multi-frequency systems. Moisture Resistant - VAPOR-BLOC® cable harness provides weather protection and assures inphase signal distribution to all elements. Circular Pattern - DB420 has dual dipoles positioned at 90 degree angles from each other. Offset Pattern - DB420L has all dual dipoles mounted in line, collinearly, on the mast. Duals and Quads - Two or four antennas can operate on the same mast with any combination of circular and elliptical patterns, each with a separate feed line. Lightning Resistant - Radiators operate at DC ground, and the aluminum mast with its pointed top provides a low resistance discharge path to the tower or ground system. Ordering Information - Use model number for correct frequency and specify termination if non-standard. Order the DB420 Omni, DB420L elliptical, DB420D* dual omni, DB420Q quad omni and DB420QL quad elliptical. DB365-OS Clamps are included. Order DB5012 Side Mount Kit if needed. Other size clamps can be special ordered. Example: DB420-B or DB420L-B for 450-470 MHz range. Order jumper cable separately, if desired. *NOTE: DB420D has 6.6 or 7.8 dB gain for each antenna, 406-512 MHz 

  

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The Antenna Is a 4 Bay Dipole Db-224 At The Top Of The Tower At Utica Pa

The Antenna Is On The Left Top Side

The Transmitter Antenna Is a

BROAD BAND YAGI ANTENNA 9.5 dB GAIN, 440 to 450 MHz is a 6-element Yagi, is constructed with a reflector, four directors and a folded dipole driven element mounted on a common boom. Broad Bandwidth - 10 MHz gives optimum performance in either single or multi-frequency systems. Weather Resistant - The feed is enclosed within the dipole assembly for added protection from ice and snow. Lightning Resistant - All elements are grounded. Stacked Arrays - Two antennas proved 12.5 dB gain, four antennas 15.5 dB. A Vertical spacing of .75 to 1.0 wavelengths between antennas is recommended. Key Applications -  are ideal for systems in need of broad band coverage, protection against severe environments, high gain in a narrow sector or reduced interference on the backside of the antenna. No Field Tuning - Antenna is adjusted at the factory for minimum VSWR. Rugged -  is made of aluminum alloys and reinforced with .875" (22.26 mm) sockets at the boom. Brackets and hardware are galvanized steel. Ordering Information Use model number for correct frequency and specify termination if non-standard. Brackets and clamps are supplied. Other size clamps can be special ordered. 

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3RD Receiver Site Put Up 

I Am Using A Ge Mastr 2 E Base Station  Vhf Receiver And A Uhf Transmitter Running 10 Watts

 

  

  

 The Antenna Is a 2 Bay Dipole Db-224 At 150 Feet On The Tower 

At  Wayne , Ohio

And We Have Battery Back Up

The Transmitter Antenna Is a

BROAD BAND YAGI ANTENNA 9.5 dB GAIN, 440 to 450 MHz is a 6-element Yagi, is constructed with a reflector, four directors and a folded dipole driven element mounted on a common boom. Broad Bandwidth - 10 MHz gives optimum performance in either single or multi-frequency systems. Weather Resistant - The feed is enclosed within the dipole assembly for added protection from ice and snow. Lightning Resistant - All elements are grounded. Stacked Arrays - Two antennas proved 12.5 dB gain, four antennas 15.5 dB. A Vertical spacing of .75 to 1.0 wavelengths between antennas is recommended. Key Applications -  are ideal for systems in need of broad band coverage, protection against severe environments, high gain in a narrow sector or reduced interference on the backside of the antenna. No Field Tuning - Antenna is adjusted at the factory for minimum VSWR. Rugged -  is made of aluminum alloys and reinforced with .875" (22.26 mm) sockets at the boom. Brackets and hardware are galvanized steel. Ordering Information Use model number for correct frequency and specify termination if non-standard. Brackets and clamps are supplied. Other size clamps can be special ordered. 

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The 4Th Receiver Site Was Installed At Mantua , Ohio

I Am Using A Ge Mastr Mobile Vhf Receiver And A Uhf Transmitter Running 20 Watts

The Receiver Antenna Is Up At The Top Of The Tower At 400 Feet

And The Antenna Is A Station Master Vhf

BROAD BAND YAGI ANTENNA 9.5 dB GAIN, 440 to 450 MHz is a 6-element Yagi, is constructed with a reflector, four directors and a folded dipole driven element mounted on a common boom. Broad Bandwidth - 10 MHz gives optimum performance in either single or multi-frequency systems. Weather Resistant - The feed is enclosed within the dipole assembly for added protection from ice and snow. Lightning Resistant - All elements are grounded. Stacked Arrays - Two antennas proved 12.5 dB gain, four antennas 15.5 dB. A Vertical spacing of .75 to 1.0 wavelengths between antennas is recommended. Key Applications -  are ideal for systems in need of broad band coverage, protection against severe environments, high gain in a narrow sector or reduced interference on the backside of the antenna. No Field Tuning - Antenna is adjusted at the factory for minimum VSWR. Rugged -  is made of aluminum alloys and reinforced with .875" (22.26 mm) sockets at the boom. Brackets and hardware are galvanized steel. Ordering Information Use model number for correct frequency and specify termination if non-standard. Brackets and clamps are supplied. Other size clamps can be special ordered. 

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This Picture Is Right After The Voter Was Installed

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The Repeater Covers

Mercer Crawford , Venango , Clarion , Lawrence And Erie Counties In The Northwestern Pennsylvania And Northeastern Ohio USA. Many Hours Of Hard Work Went Into Putting This Repeater On The Air. I Would Like To Personally Say Thanks To All Of Those Who Helped In Making This Repeater System A Success. I Think This Is The Best Repeater Around

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