W6CX and Northern California 440 Repeater Restrictions
The power output on our 70cm (440) repeater has been reduced by 50dB due to a request from the US Air Force. This change is necessary to mitigate the interference issue affecting the PAVE PAWS radar (PPR) system operating in the 70cm band. This has resulted in the following changes to our repeater system:
440 and 220 are now permanently linked.
The Morning nets that were run on 220 linked to 440 are now run on 220 linked to 2m.
EchoLink and IRLP are both now accessible only from 2m.
The Thursday evening net will be conducted on 2m linked to 220 and 440.
The ATV output has been moved from 427.25 MHz AM to 1244.50 MHz Digital.
This is an issue that affects all Northern California 440 repeaters. Read more here:
The latest round of ARRL Communications to 440 UHF Repeater Owners in Northern California
147.060 MHz + / PL 100Hz - EchoLink: W6CX-R /133896, IRLP: 3057
224.780 MHz -1.6 MHz, split / PL 77Hz
441.325 MHz + / PL 100Hz
W6CX Amateur Television (ATV) Repeater 430.0 MHz Digital
915.0 MHz Digital
1270.00 MHz FM
1273.0 MHz Digital
1292.50 MHz Digital
1244.50 MHz Digital
W6CX Digital Voice Repeater
145.000 DUP + Offset 2.5 (Port C)
Full Details – click here
W6CX DMR Repeater
Repeater Output: 144.925 MHz
Repeater Input: 147.425 MHz
Color Code: 1
Slots 1 & 2 linked
BrandMeister Dashboard for W6CX DMR
W6CX-3 Packet Node 144.39 This node is used for keyboard-to-keyboard packet and APRS (Automated Packet Reporting System). Node Name RRRG.
Repeater Malfunction Protocol
If there is a malfunction with any of the repeaters or nodes, please send us a short message to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not assume that someone else has already notified us. We would rather have duplicate notifications than have none at all.
Please include the following information in your note:
Your call sign.
Your phone number and/or email address (preferably both). This so we can contact you, should we need additional information.
The repeater or node with the problem, e.g., the frequency.
A description of the problem.
Thank you for your help.