146.850 MHz repeater- Cove Mountain


6-Meters



2 - Meters
145.430 repeater




220

440

900 Mhz

  DMR 

440.575 Mhz DMR repeater

D-STAR

D-STAR repeater


 

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Repeater Details:

Repeater: Motorola MTR-2000
Duplexer:
TX-RX Systems 28-37-03
six cavity BpBr
Antenna: New Sinclair  SD-224  to be installed at 200 ft AGL
Motorola CDM1250 UHF control receiver
Computer Automation Technology CAT-200 repeater controller 
TX power: 100 watts

REPEATER SITE:  
Bluff Mountain (Greentop) 
WIVK-FM
transmitter site
HAMSL: 3100 ft
Ground HAAT: 2000 ft AMSL






OPERATING STATUS: OFF THE AIR, BUT RETURNING TO SERVICE SOON AT ITS NEW HOME! 

PLEASE NOTE: THE 146.850 REPEATER MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE  A 118.8 Hz DECODE TONE ACTIVE. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE REPEATER, PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOU ARE TRANSMITTING A 118.8 Hz ENCODE TONE. IF THE REPEATER HAS THE TONE DECODE ACTIVE, IT WILL BE RETURNED TO CARRIER SQUELCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  73 de Tim WB4GBI

From Tim, WB4GBI:


As you may already know, in April of 2016 I was asked to leave the Cove Mountain site where the 146.85 repeater had served since 1974. The land owner chose to dismantle the site and asked everyone to leave. Since then, I had been working to try to relocate the 146.85 repeater at the Cove Mountain Fire Tower, which is on property owned by the Park Service. I completed all the paperwork, answered several rounds of qualifying questions, and thought I was on the way to approval. I had several folks trying to help as well. In February of 2017, I received a phone call that I was not going to be able to relocate .85 to the Park Service side of Cove Mountain. Needless to say, I am very saddened and disappointed by the decision. Maybe at a later time, the process can be tried again.

However, I will still get 146.85 back on the air. It's new home will be beside the 146.94 repeater on Bluff Mountain (Greentop). I would like to thank Keith Tarwater, WA4KJH, and Charlie Fine, WB4TVW, for entrusting me with the 146.85 repeater, as they were the original owners.  

The 146.85 repeater is now located at the WIVK-FM transmitter site, with its sister repeaters- 146.94, 444.300,  927.0625,  as well as the KM4JXA D-Star repeater and the WB4GBI 440.575 DMR repeater.  "85" is getting a "new" machine - a Motorola MTR2000 with a CAT 200 repeater controller! The repeater has been re-programmed from its recent service on 146.94, and is ready for operation as soon as a new antenna is installed! Look for the WB4GBI 146.85 repeater to return to the air in the Spring of 2017!  Here's a sneak preview of the new 146.85 repeater- tuned, duplexer tested, and ready to go! 

The new 146.85 repeater


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