6 METER REPEATER
In the operations room we have a complete
HF station available to all the members.
The main component of the equipment roster
is a Kenwood TS-850 with all the bells and
whistles. When a little extra power is
needed the Ameritron Amp can be placed on
line. To round out the list we have a
complement of antennas for the major
amateur bands. Our tri- bander beam is
mounted on a Rohn 45G at 80 feet and
takes care of the 10,15,and 20 meter bands.
Mounted on the repeater antenna pole
we have dipoles for 40 meters and 80 meters
at 65 feet.
The 53.35 repeater is located at the club house
in the workshop area. Built by club members in
1998 the repeater has been in continuous duty
ever since. The transmitter and receiver are
a Motorola Micor Compu Station, and the
controller is a RC100. The output power is
50 watts at the duplexer output. This 50
watts is then fed to the antenna via 3/4
cable TV hardline and eventually arrives
at a Diamond 6 Meter antenna at 85 feet.
2 METER REPEATER
The 146.655 repeater is located at the club house
in the workshop area. Built by club members in 1976
the repeater has been in continuous duty ever since.
Over the years, the repeater has had many changes
made to it. The original repeater was a commercial
tube type receiver and transmitter, with the
controller built by club members. For many years
this served the Sandusky area well. However
technology has changed and the repeater is now
completely solid state. The transmitter and
receiver are Spectrum Communications, and the
controller is a S- Com 7K. The output power is
25 watts at the duplexer output. This 25 watts
is then fed to the antenna via 7/8 hardline and
eventually arrives at a Hustler G7 at 85 feet.
The repeater is equipped for emergency communication
with a battery backup.
440 MHZ REPEATER
The 444.375 repeater is located on a water tower
at the intersection of Columbus Ave. and Strub
roads in Sandusky. The repeater was first placed
in operation in 1990 at the club house and later
moved to the water tower in the same year. The
repeater is a Motorola commercial repeater with
a S-Com 5K controller. Power output is 40 watts
and then fed, via 7/8 hardline, to an antenna
that is located at approximately 180 feet.
The club sponsors a digipeater on 145.030. The
alias for this digi is "SKY". The TNC is an
Kantronics KPC-3 Plus and is equipped with a
personal packet mailbox, W8LBZ-1. Third party
mail, mail addressed to anyone other than the
sponsor, may be left here for other amateurs
to retrieve. The radio is a Motorola Micor
with an output of 25 watts and terminated
with a Cushcraft Ringo Ranger at 65 feet.
Erie County EMA PACKET
Not in operation at this time
The club does not sponsor but does maintain a full
service packet station. The station is located at
the Erie County Jail and is sponsored by the Erie
County Emergency Management Agency. This station
is located at the Emergency Operations Center in
the basement of the Erie County Jail. Ports are
provided for packet access on 145.030, 223.550
and 441.050. The 145.030 port is for local access
and the other ports are for forwarding, however
users are welcome to use these ports for local