Piedmont Repeater System


146.865 repeater

Posted by Keith Brady (KF4OVA) on July 16, 2012 at 1:15 PM

Hello guys, we had an issue with 146.865 over the weekend. We have recently resolved the problems. We were unaware that the repeater was dropping power until I had a rough time hearing it in Winston Salem. After several tests, I discovered the Duplexers for 2 meter weren't calibrated properly. So I went through the duplexer, and realigned them for the frequencies we are using. And now, it looks good. Power output to the antenna is back at 90 watts. Before only 10 watts was making it. Lets try it out, and give it a test run.

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Reply kg4dxt
12:06 PM on December 31, 2014 
Sounds very good in King NC north of Winston Salem
Reply Keith Brady (KF4OVA)
2:58 PM on June 6, 2013 
Hey Guys, We have Encode decode working on 146.865 again. The new controller we are using was a completely different animal. Hope the audio is louder than before.
Reply Keith Brady (KF4OVA)
3:15 PM on February 21, 2013 
We had an issue with 146.865. We finally got up the tower and changed the jumper from the 7/8 inch Hardline to the antenna. The Coax ends had come loose on both sides. We have a new jumper installed now. Seems to have fixed the problem.
Reply Keith Brady (KF4OVA)
6:07 AM on September 9, 2012 
Just wanted to say, I had a front end on the receiver cause problems. I had worked the tuning screws in an effort to clean the contact point on the receiver. Hopefully, I fixed the issue.
Reply Keith Brady (KF4OVA)
10:28 AM on September 2, 2012 
Hey guys, I have changed out the receiver unit on the 146.865 repeater. The receiver sensitivity is now better than .12UV which translate to awesome receive. The old receiver was .45UV, which was terrible. I am going to put a preamp in line soon.