Repeater Committee members Jeff, N1ZZN and I (Rick, W1RJC) placed the new SEMARA 222 MHz repeater on the air around midnight on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.  Here are the specifics:

  • Output Frequency: 224.800 MHz
  • Input Frequency: 223.200 MHz (-1.6 MHz Offset)
  • CTCSS Encode/Decode: 67.0 Hz
  • Part-time Link: 927.8375 MHz (SEMARA 902 MHz Repeater)

Feel free to try out the new repeater and its coverage.  I have left the repeater cross-linked to our 902 MHz repeater (and NEAR-900 network) for now so that local users can test things out.  Jeff held it into Lakeville on Route 140 using 5w on an HT/rubber duck on the way home to Hanson, MA. A station from Barrington, RI was almost full quieting from his home station using only 5w.

We also installed a temporary APRS station (W1AEC-1) on the standard 144.390 MHz frequency using Jeff’s Kantronics TNC.  This will serve us as a basic digipeater and will remain online until we install Rick, N1RCW‘s donated TNC and PC to restore our i-gate.

Thanks,

Richard J. Cabral, W1RJC
SEMARA Repeater Committee