Repeaters

Description

The Maple Valley Emergency Repeater Association was formed to install and maintain Amateur Radio repeater systems in the Maple Valley, WA area to further the exchange of information, to promote technical expertise, operating proficiency, and to facilitate emergency communications to assist the local ARES and CERT teams during times of emergency and disaster in the greater Maple Valley area. These radio systems are open and available to the Amateur Radio community, and we encourage the use of these resources. MVERA works together with the Maple Valley Amateur Radio Club (KC7KEY), and the Maple Valley ARES and CERT teams, to provide systems that directly benefit these groups.

MVERA sponsors two repeater systems in Maple Valley.  Contact Scott, NS7C, for more information and usage guidelines.


Analog Voice Repeater, KF7NPL

Analog Voice Repeater, KF7NPL

The Maple Valley repeater system is an open repeater associated with the Maple Valley Amateur Radio Club and the Maple Valley ARES Team. The system consists of a Motorola Spectra repeater on VHF, a NHRC-5 repeater controller and a custom built EchoIRLP computer. The repeater is a low-level machine located in the heart of Maple Valley and provides RF coverage to the Greater Maple Valley area. Through EchoIRLP, the system can be connected via the Internet to repeaters, simplex nodes and end users all over the world.

147.260MHz plus offset, tone 103.5Hz

Output Frequency: 147.260MHz

Input Frequency: 147.860MHz

CTCSS Frequency: 103.5Hz

Power Output: 40W

Antenna Height: 50’ tower, 480’ ASL

Antenna: Diamond X510 series, 8.3dB omni

IRLP Node 3615

Echolink Node 286747, KF7NPL-R

Notes:

      • Courtesy tone with increasing pitch indicates a local RF user, courtesy tone with decreasing pitch indicates a EchoIRLP user
      • Only one Echolink or IRLP connection at a time, multiple systems/users can be connected together by connecting to a IRLP Reflector or an Echolink Conference (see http://www.echolink.org/logins.asp and http://status.irlp.net/index.php for conference and reflector status)
      • Do not leave the system unattended while connected to a IRLP or Echolink node, disconnect from remote nodes when you are finished
      • Be sure to identify when controlling the system, challenge any user who does not identify (eg: “NS7C connecting to conference 9872” or “NS7C setting the repeater to event mode”)
      • Be courteous and mindful of any rules that apply to remote systems you connect to

Live stream of the repeater available at http://www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/23991


Coverage

   


Voice of the repeater:  The repeater has a female, British voice ID, the identity happens to be the daughter of the repeater owner, Scott NS7C.  Lauren, KD7IAM does not live in the UK, and does not speak with a British accent. She did, however, attend Cornish College of the Arts and has her BFA in acting, writing and directing. Scott asked her if she would do the voice over for the repeater ID, specifically in a British accent and she was happy to comply free of charge.  


D-Star Digital Voice Repeater, KF7NPL_B

D-Star Digital Voice Repeater, KF7NPL_B

442.675MHz +

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