Roosevelt Install

On October 26th, 2019 a group of our members assisted the Weston Mountain Digital Radio Association in putting up their second Digital Only Yaesu System Fusion Repeater at Roosevelt, Washington.

This repeater effectively doubled the digital voice coverage of their system and is one of the repeater systems our group uses for non-emergency chit-chat and just fun conversation.

Unfortunately QRZ.com doesn’t allow linking to a lookup, but for more information about the Weston Mountain Digital Radio Association and their polcies you can look up W7NEO on qrz.com

Repeater Information:

Call: W7NEO
Frequency: 145.190
Offset: Negative 0.600 Hz
Modulation: C4FM Yaesu System Fusion (Digital Only)
DG ID: None

Elevation: 2029 ft
Antenna Height: 40 ft

This is one of the niceset repeater installations I’ve seen and our group was honored to take part in it.

Ready Alliance Amateur Radio Nets

The Ready Alliance Amateur Radio Nets are held on Wednesday nights. At this point we are holding two back to back. We welcome all licensed amateurs to check in. We also welcome those who are interested in joining our group to check in and find out what we are about. We have discussions about disaster preparedness.

Snowboard Net

Time: 7:00PM

Repeater Location: Wheeler Co, Oregon (KI7DEL)

Frequency: 146.6800MHz

Offset Direction & Frequency:  Negative 0.600MHz

Tone: 162.2Hz 

Southern Washington Net

Time: 7:30PM

LocationFrequencyOffset Direction & FrequencyTone
Jump off Joe, Benton Co, WA (N7LZM)145.410MHzNegative 0.6MHz100Hz
Hertzer Peak, Walla Walla Co, WA (AL1Q)146.960MHzNegative 0.6MHz74.4Hz
Whites Pass, Yakima Co, WA (KD7LZN)442.475MHzPositive 5MHz210.7Hz

Local Nets

The following is a list of radio nets which are held in the local area. For those who are unfamiliar, a radio net is a “on air” get together. They can be formal or informal. Formal or directed nets have a “net control operator”. In this type of net, you don’t transmit until the net control operator request you to do so or if you have emergency traffic. Nets can be an informal “round table” discussion where it is handed off to the next operator who has checked in. Nets can be for discussion, traffic passing and handling, and the most common are emergency communications nets. These emergency communication nets are either in real emergencies like a disaster or bad weather, they may also be held on a regular basis to practice for disasters and test comms equipment.

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