West Chester Amateur Radio Association – WC8VOAPosted by: Bob Fay | Posted on: February 15, 2016
440 MHz Repeater Operational
WCARA has installed a repeater operating on 443.650 (+) MHz in operation
from the VOA site. It is a Yaesu Fusion repeater operating in Automatic mode.
The repeater is running at 20 w through a Station Master antenna at 60 ft.
No access tone is required, but it transmits a 123.0 tone in FM mode.
Set tone/squelch to 123.0 and FM users will not hear the digital signal.
Identification is WC8VOA/R and time out is 3 minutes.
Coverage is expected to be in the local area only, and reports can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club has members with many different backgrounds, and technical training and interests. WC8VOA has four HF operating positions, functioning in voice, cw, and data modes. WC8VOA/R is the callsign for the clubs two repeaters. Each is a Yaesu Fusion repeater, operating in the automatic mode. The two meter repeater operates on 145.390 (-) (no tone) from a commercial tower located in Fairfield, Ohio. The 440 MHZ repeater frequency is 443.650 (+) (no tone) from a 60 ft. tower located at the Voice of America Museum in West Chester, Ohio. We also operate an APRS beacon/relay station with the call sign WC8VOA,and EchoLink on the two meter repeater with node number 805289.
Additionally, we operate 10 Ghz EME, several contests each year, and ARRL Field Day.
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Delmo Albino – VE3TOZ
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Kevin Mayl – KD8AVH
Gregory Popp – AF8S
Donald Prince – KD8SOF
Daniel Reif – N8QV
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