The WC8VOA repeaters operate on a frequency of 145.390 – (No PL) and 443.650 + (No PL)
They are open repeaters, and all are welcome to use them. We only ask that proper procedures and good judgment are utilized.
The 145.390 MHz is located on a commercial tower(300 ft) in Fairfield, and provides good coverage throughout the greater Cincinnati area, and north toward Dayton. The repeater is a Yaesu DR-1x and is operating in automatic mode. It re-transmits what it hears, FM to FM and digital to digital. It is operating at the 45 watt power output level. The repeater is also available via EchoLink, look for node WC8VOA-R or node# 805289, join our Monday night Net.
The 443.650 MHz repeater is operating from the VOA Museum site using a vertical antenna at a 60 foot elevation. The repeater is a Yaesu DR-1x and is operating in automatic mode. It re-transmits what it hears, FM to FM and digital to digital. It is operating at the 40 watt power output level.
While both repeaters require no tone to access, they do transmit a 123.0 tone while in the FM transmit mode. Thus, a user can set their tone/squelch to 123.0 and they will not hear the digital transmission/noise.
Contact Gary (K8DEV) or Bob (WBØNPN) if you have any questions.