Club Radios

HF STATION


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.

6 METER REPEATER

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.

PACKET

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 access.

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