Bend, Oregon repeater on 444.45 Mhz PL 162.2 hz. Located on Long Butte. (East side)
Effective May 11 2018
Power output is @~ 96W using ~3W drive to Henry Amp.
Added a preamp for RX.
Upgraded to Kenwood TKR850 radio.
Effective Dec 23 2016:
Output power reduced to approximately 40W until TBD.
Effective Nov 2016:
While disconnected from other nodes, you can check your signal strength by dialing *C
Hold the PTT for approximately 1 second.
Value for best performance should be >85%. Maximum reading is 99.9%.
Echo test (no it’s not echo link) Dial *88 -> Talk -> Release PTT -> Listen.
DTMF Commands here:
- Comet GP-9 N
- Gain: 11.9 dBi
- Height at base ~30′
- Feedline – 1/2″ Hardline @ 50′ <1db loss est.
- Kenwood TM-V71A’s Rx/Tx – 5W.
- Henry Amplifier C100D02R 5W ~115W out.
Advanced Receiver Research Preamp ~(+16db).
- TX/RX systems 28-66-02A ~100db isolation ~0.6db insertion loss
- URI – USB radio interface – Allstar
- Tripp Lite UPS
- 30A Samlex power supply 30A Cont (x2).
- Intel Atom CPU @ ~1.8ghz w/2GB ram with 32GB SSD *NO FAN*
- O/S Debian – Allstar – DIAL – Node 27038
- Auto-Patch – (10 min Time out Timer) – VOIP *NOW with 911 access*
- New Scripts added:
Weather by zip code – These scripts will play back weather information based on zip code entered.
*97, *96, *95
example: getting weather for Redmond, Oregon – Current conditions.
Extended forecast for Bend, Oregon
These scripts will work for *MOST* zip codes in the USA.
Packet Loss/Network quality
Then hold the PTT for 1-2 seconds after pressing C
September 10 Presentation Link PDF
Effective July 7 2015:
Repeater is now running with TM-V71A’s tx/rx –
with Henry C100D02R Amplifier @ approx. 115W out of the duplexer.
Effective April 30 2015:
Repeater is now back in operation 444.450 + pl 162.2 – The system has been upgraded with 1/2″ Hardline + Comet GP-9 N (see below).
Tested Coverage (Apr 30) from Hwy 20 E to MP 48 – was able to access (low power) & hear on HT til ~ MP 30. “Coverage North to South as far as Madras, and La Pine”
Dec 7th 2014: – Now @ 30′ elevation above ground.
June 26th, 2014:
Update – Repeater is Now located on the East side of Long Butte (Thanks to John Cherry KE7GYB for hosting)
Special thanks to KC7RJK for his knowledge/expertise and work on tuning/aligning the duplexer.