OPERATING STATUS: OFF THE AIR, BUT RETURNING TO SERVICE SOON AT ITS NEW HOME!
NOTE: THE 146.850 REPEATER MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE A 118.8 Hz
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
SQUELCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 73 de Tim WB4GBI From Tim, WB4GBI:
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.
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.
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!
Please check back here or on Facebook (WB4GBI repeater systems) for future updates on 146.85.