User codes for 442.125 here.

441.700 is back on the air!

For a list of repeater ID wave files that were just TOO WRONG to use, click HERE!

RC-210 info here - includes Maxtrac/GM300 wiring harness info and frequency steering.
 
N3EG/R  442.125 (+5) PL  114.8 (2A)
Linked to 440 and 2 meter remote bases
Columbia Heights North
Coverage area: SW Washington
Now with a 440 remote base - More info here
N3EG/R  441.700 (+5) PL 114.8 (2A)
Link to 29.600 simplex not working
Rainier Hill, OR
Coverage area: SW Washington
Back on the air 2/12/05
LNGVW:N3EG-7  145.090
Packet node on local LAN
Linked to LONGVW:W7DG-8
Linked to GOBLE:WA7SJN-8
Coverage area: Longview/Kelso
SIGNAL (N3EG-10) 144.390
APRS WIDE, TRACE, RELAY digipeater
Signal Peak, near Toutle, WA
Coverage area: I-5 from Castle Rock
north to Olympia, east to Coldwater
on SR-504
N3EG/R 444.9875 (+5) PL 114.8 (2A)
Linked to whatever I've dialed up
At my house, usually with 6db roof ant.
Coverage area:  West Longview
Power output:  200 mW
N3EG/R 44x.xxx (+5) PL 114.8 (2A)
Not linked yet to anything
Davis Peak, near Woodland, WA
Coverage area:  Mostly from I-5 Woodland 
exit 21 to somewhere south of Portland, OR
Applied for coordination on 8/4/05
For more Western Washington repeater directory listings, try a Google search for "N3EG 442.125"

11/25/05 -  Removed the 6 meter remote base, which was receiving too much digital noise from the audio
delay equipment at the site, and replaced it with a 440 Maxtrac.  Still using the same low band antenna
because no spare 440 antennas are available.  Also upgraded the firmware in the controller with the usual
weird results.  See link at top of page for updated frequency codes.

8/5/05 - Applied yesterday for a 440 repeater pair for Davis Peak.  I'm sure I can throw something together
that will fit in the site and use a spare 460 antenna.  They fixed the road so the shop mini-van can get up there,
and with all those unused coaxes dangling in front of me in the building, I said "Aw, what the heck!"

Also, the commercial repeater now has its own antenna and 442.125 is by itself on a noisy antenna facing south.
ERP has increased to the coordinated limit thanks to not using the hacked-up combining scheme.

4/16/05 - The codes have been programmed, with user access to 16 channels on two meters and 52.525 on six.

4/9/05 - Changed the 442.125 repeater/links to a RC210 controller.  Everything seems to work except for one minor
CW ID glitch that made me leave both IDs the same.  Voice IDs work now.  Current operating state is usually
link 2 in receive only mode, so it's OK to transmit without coming out another frequency.
Link RX steering commands will be posted here when I get them programmed.

2/18/05 - The 441.700 repeater is up and running on Rainier Hill, just across the valley and river from
Columbia Heights.  Still waiting to hear from ORRC on coordination.  The 29.6 link is down due to problems
interfacing a link to an S-Com 5k controller.  Both receive and transmit are connected to a commercial UHF
transmit combiner.

Still waiting for a resolution to the problems with the 442.125 controller.  I have a hardware mod ready to
fix the ID on the link port problem if the firmware isn't fixed soon.  And no, by "hardware mod" I don't
mean "sledgehammer"...

1/12/05 -  It's working, but receive only on 8 frequencies.  Problems with the controller
are hopefully being resolved by Arcom.

12/12/04 - 442.125 is back on the air with links to 2 and 6.
 
 


The power supply and duplexer, both salvaged.

The assembled repeater.

Preliminary layout of the 6 Motorola radios.

The controller - an RC-110 from Arcom.

11/25/04 - Due to the annoying complexity of the controller, it will be replaced with an ARCOM RC110.

10/18/03 - Started on the controller and came up with the preliminary layout for the radios.

10/17/03 - The pole that the repeater antennas were on is
being replaced with a tower, and the repeaters are off the air as of noon today.  I built a combiner out
of bad Motorola cavities (C-L-R cleans the center rod just fine!)