STATUS: ON THE AIR!
TONE ENCODE AND DECODE ACTIVE: 118.8 Hz
The WB4GBI 145.17 repeater now features an IRLP node!
From Tim, WB4GBI:
Thanks to Joe, K1RBY, the 145.17 WB4GBI repeater has an IRLP node! When you use the IRLP node on 145.17, it will sound just like
another repeater user... only this user will bring us fellow amateur radio
operators from around the world!
For more specific user information about IRLP, please check out their
website. To use IRLP, you
will need the four digit "node" or "reflector" number. That information
is available on the website as well, click HERE. The WB4GBI 145.170
IRLP node is 8342. After you have the four-digit number for the node or reflector that you wish to connect to, key your radio, ID with your callsign, then
use your DTMF (touch tone) pad to send the number. If you are
successful, you will hear the repeater respond with the node or
reflector's connect message. Remember to PAUSE between transmissions to give the IRLP system time to work. When you are finished, key up your mic, ID first, then send the DTMF tones "73." The system will respond with a disconnect message if successful.
In order for my repeater to work properly on IRLP, the repeater will use
tone squelch (encode and decode) on a full time basis. The tone is 118.8 Hertz, similiar
to my other repeaters. The addition of the tone does NOT mean that the repeater
is closed! It is in place to insure that no unwanted audio or signals are
passed into the IRLP system.
If you have any questions about how to use IRLP on 145.17, please
give me a call or email.
Thank you, K1RBY!!
The 145.170 (PL 118.8 Hz) repeater is located in
|These are pictures of
the tower at View park Hill
the 145.170 antenna.
Here you get a closer look
at the repeater's four pole
DB-224 Antenna. It's
mounted on the side of the tower, next to the top.
(That's a cellular tower
in the bottom-background)
After looking skyward,
here are some shots of the 145.170 repeater itself.
The 145.170 machine is actually a
Motorola "Micor" series repeater,
with a Wacom WP-641 4-cavity band
pass/band reject duplexer.
This is a factory-made 132-150
split repeater, which was purchased back in 1995.
Here, we see a view
of the repeater cabinet.
This is the back of the repeater
with the rear cabinet door
Notice the three fans atop
repeater PA for cooling the
This view better illustrates the
contents of the cabinet.
Here , you can see the entire repeater
cabinet. From top to bottom: You can see the control shelf where
the plug-in "cards" are, then the receiver, then the repeater power supply
near the bottom.
|A brief history of 145.170...
|| The 145.170 repeater
began it's service to East Tennessee Amateurs in Loudon county... originally
a hamtronics repeater kit. Tim purchased the machine and upgraded
it to a GE Mastr Pro - then re-coordinated it to a location on top of
Black Oak Ridge in North Knoxville in 1992 (at the old 147.075 site).
A few years later the machine was upgraded again to the equipment you
see here, and relocated to it's present site in South Knoxville, atop View
Park Hill. This is a local coverage repeater, serving the Knoxville
area with 100-watts ERP.