There are some area repeaters that are operated by SARA members independently of the club or are otherwise “Friends of SARA”. The machines listed below are also connected into the microwave IP/Internet network used to provide remote management, Allstar, Echolink, and Brandmeister DMR network services. Here is their information.
N8XPK 6m Repeater Network
The N8XPK 6m Repeater Network is a wide-ranging 6m repeater with multiple receiver sites operated by Marty Baker N8XPK. The transmit site is located in Doylestown on the same tower as the SARA repeaters with an output power of 200W. Frequency is 53.170Mhz with a -1Mhz transmit offset of 52.170Mhz. There are four receiving sites – Akron, Loudonville (intersection of I-70& US-30), Medina / Lafayette Twp, Stone Creek (off I-77 near New Philadelphia), and Richfield (I-77 & I-271). Each receive site has a different PL/CTCSS tone, and you can manually select which receiver you use by transmitting one these CTCSS tones:
- Akron – 107.2
- Loudonville – 110.9
- Medina / Lafayette Twp – 114.8
- Stone Creek – 123.0
- Richfield – 136.5
The transmit site always transmits an output tone of 107.2 regardless of which receiver is used if you wish to use Tone Squelch.
N8XPK 147.135 and 444.200
Marty N8XPK also operates the 147.135MHz (+600KHz offset) repeater with a PL of 110.9Hz and the 444.200 (+5MHz) repeater from his Akron site. Both repeaters have been on the air in the Akron area for decades in various forms, and provide excellent coverage to the Akron metro area and beyond.
The Wayne Technical Fanatics WW8TF repeater is located in Rittman. The Wayne Technical Fanatics are all SARA members who support and operate the Rittman repeater to provide local repeater coverage and to test out new technologies and concepts that may eventually be used in the W8WKY and N8XPK systems. Frequency is 442.375Mhz (+5Mhz input). WW8TF is a multi-mode digital repeater supporting D-Star, Yaesu System Fusion/CF4M, and DMR (Brandmeister). Mode is selected based on the received signal – i.e. send D-Star in, get D-Star out.
D-Star – Rpt1 = “WW8TF B”, Rpt2 = “WW8TF G”, UR=”CQCQCQ” (note the two spaces between WW8TF and the routing letter!)
DMR – Color Code 1
YSF – Open up and down
Note that none of the modes have a default reflector/talkgroup/room connected. All networked connections are on-demand based on user selection.
Ken Dorsey KA8OAD DMR repeater located in Copley. Frequency is 444.5125 (+5 Mhz input) with input Color Code 7. Connected to the Brandmeister Network. TS1 for local traffic; TS2 for all network traffic. Talkgroups permanently on TS2: Local 9 (9), Ohio (3139), Ohio TAC (31390), NE Ohio (31391).