W8SRC

Dexter's Youngest Amateur Radio Operator

The W8SRC UHF repeater has been on the air at my home QTH just north of downtown Dexter, MI, since Friday, March 14, 2014.  It transmits on a frequency of 446.150 MHz with a -5 MHz offset and a PL of 100.0 Hz.  It is now affiliated with the Southern Michigan Repeater Network and is EchoLink node 446150 (W8SRC-R).  The "615" repeater now consists of the following (updated repeater photo will be here soon!):


Yaesu DR-1X System Fusion Repeater (set to AMS/AMS, running 20 watts)

Decibel Products Duplexer

Arcom RC-210 Repeater Controller (upgraded to version 7.361)

CanaKit Raspberry Pi with SVXLink for EchoLink

Astron RS-35M Power Supply

Three LM-335Z Precision Temperature Sensors (outside, inside, repeater heat sink)

Hustler G6-440 Vertical Antenna (at 32' AGL, or 974' ASL)

TE Systems Preamp

Kenwood TS-2000 HF/6m/2m/70cm Remote Base Radio

CAT WX-250 NOAA Weather Receiver



The W8SRC repeater has a a wide-area net on Friday nights at 8pm (linked to the SMRN Link System), which is followed by ARRL Audio News and Amateur Radio Newsline, all aired through the Link System.  All amateurs are welcome!


From the repeater location, it has about a 10-mile HT radius and a 30-mile mobile radius.