Icom G3 Gateway software installed
Power: 25 Watts
EML labs (Celwave) VHF
Additional Filtering :
DB Products 3-cavity High "Q" pass filter
approx 100 ft AGL
LDF 7/8" feed line
site, Bluff Mountain, (Greentop), Sevier County, TN
Repeater Site HAMSL:
3100 ft AMSL
K4HXD D-Star Repeater 147.44 in 144.94 out
OFF THE AIR, due to an antenna/transmission failure.
Tim, WB4GBI: On a visit to the repeater site on April 21, 2019, it was
discovered that the DStar repeater was operating into a high VSWR. To
prevent damage to the repeater itself, The 144.94 D-Star repeater has
been shut down until a tower crew can check the heliax termination and
antenna. I have contacted a professional tower company, as this
repeater (along with its WB4GBI sibling repeaters are located on a
broadcast tower and rules apply. I hope to have an answer to the issue
and a solution to the problem soon.
PLEASE NOTE: The
callsingn for the D-Star repeater has been changed to K4HXD. If you had previously programmed
your D-Star radio for the old call sign (KM4JXA), you will need
to re-program your radio. I chose to change the callsign to honor my
repeater mentor, George Shaver, who became a silent key in 1995.
The repeater will be automatically
connected to the Kentucky D-Star net on Thursdays at 7 PM, the
Tennessee D-Star net on Fridays at 7 PM, the Southeastern Weather Net
on Sunday evenings at 9 PM, and linked to reflector 1C at all other
times. Thank you
for your patience! 73 de Tim WB4GBI
K4HXD D-STAR repeater is located on Bluff Mountain (Greentop) in
Sevier County, Tennessee. It shares the site with the WB4GBI 146.940,
146.850, 444.300, 927.0625, and the 440.575 DMR repeater.
WHAT IS DSTAR?
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K4HXD callsign is licensed to the East Tennessee Digital Radio Group,
trustee WB4GBI. Due to the necessity to have a separate callsign for
the D-Star repeater, the ETDRG was formed. The K4HXD callsign honors
the founder of 146.94, 147.075, and 444.300, now operated by
K4HXD D-Star repeater operates on a non 600 Khz offset frequency of
147.44 receive (mobile transmit), 144.94 transmit (mobile receive).
This combination of frequencies is now specifically assigned for digital repeate usage by
SERA, of which K4HXD/WB4GBI is a member. The K4HXD repeater is also
now included in database downloads from the D-Star information website,
is a photo of the K4HXD D-Star repeater in its home. The black
cabinet in the foreground houses the repeater controller, 2 meter
D-Star repeater itself, the six-cavity VHF duplexer, power supply, and
the Linux-based computer server necessary for internet operation and
access. The three tuned cavities for receiver filtering are to the left
of the D-Star cabinet.