Repeater & Net Info

The Silvercreek Amateur Radio Association operates two repeaters. Both repeaters are located in Doylestown, Ohio with antennas at 1350′ ASL. Both VHF and UHF repeaters are available for use by any licensed amateur radio operator.

W8WKY 147.390 MHz Analog

W8WKY 2m Coverage

Frequency – 147.390 MHz +600 KHz positive offset
PL/CTCSS Tone – 114.8 Hz In and Out
Allstar Node # – 43211 ( Status | Connections )
Echolink Node – W8WKY-R (#580387)

W8WKY’s 2m machine is a Bridgecom BCR-50V repeater with a Allstar repeater controller running on a Raspberry Pi. The repeater is connected to a Henry C130AB10R amplifier putting 90W into the duplexer.

Coverage is good for fixed base and mobile setups all over Akron, Cleveland, Canton and points east and west. Handheld/HT access outdoors within the general Medina-Summit-Wayne tri-county area. Extended coverage depending on altitude with coverage as far as Mercer Co. PA. Click on the picture of the coverage for a detailed view.

See Repeater Details for more technical information on both repeater systems.

W8WKY 442.275 MHz Digital

W8WKY 70cm Coverage

Frequency – 442.275 MHz +5 MHz positive offset
Modes – DMR, D-STAR, System Fusion, P25
Status Dashboard

DMR – Color Code 1. TS1 reserved exclusively for TG310961 (hotspots to connect via the DMR ID of the repeater). TS2 is on-demand linking via Brandmeister.

D-STAR – Default linking to reflector XRF330C. Supports all DPlus, DExtra, and DCS reflectors.

YSF – Open up/down. No default linking.

W8WKY’s 70cm machine is a Kenwood TKR-850 repeater with a Pi-Star controller. The repeater is connected to a Crescend C5 Model P10 amplifier putting 100W into the duplexer.

Coverage is good for fixed base and mobile setups all over the greater Akron area. Handheld/HT access outdoors within the general Medina-Summit-Wayne tri-county area. Extended coverage depending on altitude across the greater northeast Ohio area. Click on the picture of the coverage for a detailed view.

See Repeater Details for more technical information on both repeater systems.

Nets

NameDay(s)TimeRepeaterInfo
Barometer NetMonday - Saturday7a - 8a Eastern with ad hoc chatter before and after.147.390+ PL114.8Drive-time net from 7am to 8am. Dave Spondike N8SAX is the net control with others in a rotation. Read about history of this long-lived net.
Tuesday Night NetTuesday8:00p Eastern147.390+ PL114.8Net Controllers:
1st Tue - Gary AA8CS
2nd Tue - John N8CD
3rd Tue - Jason N8JDM
4th Tue - Stephen N8WB
5th Tue - OPEN

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