The W8SRC Repeater Guide

“The W8SRC Repeater Guide” is a database of analog FM repeaters across SE Michigan, parts of NW Ohio, and parts of SW Ontario that is constantly updated based on my reception.

On a linked repeater system, “Activity” refers to the activity of that particular repeater being transmitted on.

PLs in parentheses mean that the repeater sometimes requires the given PL. If you want to key up a repeater on this database with a PL in parentheses, key up the repeater with carrier access first; if that fails, use the given PL.

At the bottom of the post you will see when this repeater database was last updated and the last 5 updates of the database.  Updates include additions, deletions, or any frequency, PL, VOIP node, or callsign change of a repeater, as well as if a repeater goes down or back up.

Repeaters in bold indicate any involvement in repeater programming that I have done.

For information on the nets that take place on some of these repeaters, check out the post, “Southeastern Michigan Area VHF/UHF Nets.”

Metropolitan area covered (County[ies] covered)

Frequency Input PL Callsign Activity Comments
Ann Arbor area (Washtenaw)
29.640 29.540 114.8 WD8DPA Down Linked to 444.975
51.740 51.240 88.5 W2PUT Down Linked to 927.9875 locally, and 444.100 and 927.4875 in Milan, IRLP node 4428
145.150 144.550 100.0 N8DUY Active Skywarn/ARPSC, courtesy tone introduced by W8SRC
145.230 144.630 100.0 W8UM Medium Echolink node 301138
146.740 146.140 (107.2) WB8UPM Inactive
146.920 146.320 (100.0) KT8TD Active  ARPSC Backup
146.960 146.360  (100.0) WB8TKL Active  Owned by W8PGW
147.420 147.420 (100.0) W8SRC Down Medium-coverage simplex repeater, at 100 watts ERP from 24 feet AGL
224.340 222.740 W8UHW Inactive
224.380 222.780  (100.0) W8PGW Inactive
443.050 448.050 107.2 N8LBV Inactive
443.500 448.500 (100.0) W8PGW Inactive
443.650 448.650 100.0 N8AMX Very inactive
444.075 449.075 82.5 WR8DAR Very inactive
444.975 449.975 107.2 WD8DPA Down Linked to 29.640
446.150 441.150 100.0 W8SRC Medium Wide-coverage repeater, at 72 watts ERP from 32 feet AGL, KC8LMI linked repeater system, HF/6m/2m/70cm remote base, AR Newsline, ARRL Audio News, NOAA weather receiver
927.9875 902.9875 131.8 (use D025) W2PUT Inactive Linked to 51.740 locally, and 444.100 and 927.4875 in Milan, IRLP node 4428
Chelsea area (Washtenaw)
145.450 144.850 100.0 WD8IEL Medium
146.980 146.380 100.0 WD8IEL Medium Programmed by W8SRC
224.160 222.560 100.0 WD8IEL Medium
443.575 448.575 100.0 WD8IEL Active CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236, programmed by W8SRC
Howell (Livingston)
145.410 144.810 162.2 K8JBA Very inactive
146.500 147.500 131.8 N8EOC Inactive ARPSC, Shared Non-Protected Repeater (SNPR)
146.680 146.080 (162.2) W8LRK Active Skywarn
444.525 449.525 100.0 W8LRK Inactive
442.675 447.675 141.3 W2GLD Medium Echolink node 636674, IRLP node 4615, Allstar node 27845, HF/6m/2m remote base, AR Newsline, ARRL Audio News, NOAA weather alerts
Jackson area (Jackson/Ingham)
51.620 51.120 100.0 KA8ZXX Active Wide-coverage repeater, backup repeater programmed by W8SRC
145.310 144.710 110.9 K8YQP Inactive Remote base, low coverage repeater, programmed by W8SRC
145.470 144.870 114.8 W8IRA Medium IRA linked repeater system (linked to Lansing)
146.880 146.280 100.0 W8JXN Medium Skywarn
147.360 147.960 100.0 KA8HDY Active KC8LMI linked repeater system, Echolink node 644275, remote base, mainly programmed by W8SRC
443.175 448.175 77.0 WD8EEQ Inactive
443.875 448.875 100.0 KC8LMI Very active KC8LMI linked repeater system, Echolink node 644275, wide-coverage repeater, remote base, programmed by W8SRC
444.175 449.175 100.0 KA8YRL Inactive IRLP node 4463
444.950 449.950 W8SRC Active Temporary low-coverage repeater, at 50 watts from 30 feet
927.0125 902.0125 131.8 N8URW Active KC8LMI linked repeater system, Echolink node 644275, remote base
Lansing area (Ingham/Eaton/Shiawassee/Clinton)
51.700 51.200 192.8 WB8RJY Very inactive Wide-coverage repeater
52.960 52.460 KD8PA Down
145.390 144.790 100.0 W8BCI Active
145.470 144.870 107.2/100.0 W8IRA Active IRA linked repeater system (linked to Jackson)
146.700 146.100 107.2 W8BCI Medium
146.940 146.340 100.0 W8BCI Active
147.020 147.620 100.0 N8DVH Inactive
147.080 147.680 103.5 K8CHR Inactive
147.280 147.880 100.0 KB8LCY Active CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236
224.980 223.380 100.0 W8BCI Inactive
442.025 447.025  173.8 N8JI Inactive
442.050 447.050 100.0 N9UV Inactive
442.400 447.400 100.0 N8DVH Inactive
442.425 447.425 100.0 KD8PA Usually medium
442.900 447.900 77.0 W8MSU Very inactive
443.000 448.000 107.2 KD8IFI Inactive CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236
443.525 448.525 100.0 W8CLI Inactive
443.625 448.625 100.0 N8HEE Medium
443.700 448.700 WB8RJY Medium Does not identify itself
444.000 449.000 173.8 N8TSK Inactive Identifies as N8TSK and KD8AGP
444.575 449.575 107.2 N8OBU Pretty active CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236
444.850 449.850 141.3 WC8CLI Inactive
445.500 440.500 94.8 KD8AGP Very inactive Shared Non-Protected Repeater (SNPR)
910.250 439.250 N8OBU ??? ATV repeater (LSB input, AM output)
927.525 902.525 131.8 (use D073?) KB8FUN ???
Flint area (Gennessee/Shiawassee)
51.860 51.360 K8DAC ???
145.190 144.590 100.0 W8YUC ???
145.290 144.690 100.0 N8IES Medium
145.410 144.810 91.5 W8YUC Inactive CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236 (also used in West Branch, but still inactive, and not linked up)
146.780 146.180 151.4 W8CMN Medium
147.060 147.660 100.0 N8NJN Inactive Low-coverage repeater
147.100 147.700 100.0 KC8KGZ Active
147.260 147.860 100.0 KC8KGZ Very active Skywarn
147.340 147.940 100.0 W8ACW Medium
147.380 147.980 100.0 N8NE Inactive
224.060 222.460 100.0 N8NJN Inactive
224.180 222.580 88.5 KF8UI Medium
224.480 222.880 100.0 KC8KGZ Inactive
224.620 223.020 100.0 W8FSM Inactive
224.860 223.260 100.0 N8IES ???
224.960 223.360 W8YUC Down
442.250 447.250 100.0 KA8ZAU Inactive
442.300 447.300 91.5 W8YUC Inactive
442.350 447.350 107.2/88.5 W8FSM Active CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236
442.625 447.625 100.0 N8IES Medium CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236
443.200 448.200 151.4 KC8YGT Medium
443.975 448.975 67.0 KB8PGF Inactive
444.025 449.025 100.0 KB8SWR Medium CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236
444.200 449.200 107.2 W8ACW Inactive
444.375 449.375 W8JDE Inactive
444.600 449.600 W8JDE Inactive
444.650 449.650 100.0 KC8KGZ Inactive
927.5375 902.5375 131.8 N8VDS Inactive CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236
927.6875 902.6875 131.8 (use D025?) W8FSM ???
1253.250 439.250 KC8KGZ ??? ATV repeater, input on LSB mode, output on AM mode
South Lyon (Oakland)
147.040 147.640 110.9 K8VJ Active
White Lake (Oakland)
145.490 144.890 67.0 N8BIT Usually inactive
Clarkston (Oakland)
146.840 146.240 100.0 K8NWD Medium/active
Detroit area (Wayne/Oakland/Macomb/Essex, ON)
53.760 53.260 151.4 W8FSM ???
53.940 53.440 NE9Y ???
145.110 144.510 100.0 W8DET Inactive
145.170 144.570 100.0 KA8SPW Inactive Currently still identifies as K8RUR
145.270 144.670 100.0 K8UTT Medium Linked to 224.520
145.330 144.730 100.0 WR8DAR Very active  Skywarn
145.350 144.750 100.0 K8UNS Active
145.410 144.810 118.8 VE3EOW Medium
145.430 144.830 100.0 W8JIM Pretty inactive
145.470 144.870 118.8 VE3RRR Medium
146.640 146.040 100.0 W8HP Very active
146.760 146.160 100.0 KE8HR Very active  Skywarn
146.860 146.260 100.0 KK8GC Medium
146.900 146.300 100.0 W8OAK Very active  Skywarn
147.000 147.600 118.8 VE3WIN Active
147.060 147.660 118.8 VE3III Medium Canwarn
147.080 147.680 100.0 N8LC Active AR Newsline
147.140 147.740 (100.0) N8KD Medium
147.160 147.760 100.0 WR8DAR Active
147.180 147.780 100.0 K8UO Very active
147.200 147.800 100.0 WA8MAC Inactive
147.220 147.820 N8EDV Very inactive
147.240 147.840 WY8DOT Medium
147.330 147.930 151.4 KC8LTS Inactive APCO-P25 repeater, can key up with FM transceivers
224.360 222.760 103.5 KC8LTS Very inactive?
224.460 222.860 N8EDV ???
224.520 222.920 100.0 K8UTT Very inactive Linked to 145.270
224.700 223.100 100.0 K8PLW Medium
442.100 447.100 107.2 K8PLW Inactive
442.175 447.175 123.0 KC8LTS Very active CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236
442.275 447.275 100.0 W8TX Very inactive
442.475 447.475 88.5 W8JIM Inactive
442.500 447.500 107.2 WB8NXP Active  IRLP node 4460
442.775 447.775 107.2 N8BK Very inactive Echolink node 331551
442.800 447.800 107.2 WR8DAR Medium
442.925 447.925 100.0 N8LC Inactive Low-coverage repeater, Echolink node 47081
443.075 448.075 123.0 WW8GM Medium/inactive
443.100 448.100 82.5 WR8DAR Medium
443.125 448.125 107.2 N8DJP Medium
443.225 448.225 107.2 W8HP Inactive/medium
443.475 448.475 88.5 WR8DAR Active
443.550 448.550 107.2 KA8WYN Inactive
443.625 448.625 151.4 KC8UMP Active
443.725 448.725 100.0 K8ZKJ Inactive
444.000 449.000 100.0 WB8CQP Inactive
444.225 449.225 107.2 N8XN Medium
444.300 449.300 118.8 VE3RRR Inactive
444.325 449.325 107.2 W8OAK Medium
444.350 449.350 82.5 K8UH Inactive
444.425 449.425 118.8 WR8DAR Very inactive Low-coverage repeater
444.600 449.600 118.8 VE3WIN Inactive?
444.750 449.750 K8PLW Very inactive
444.800 449.800 110.9 N8OVI Medium
444.875 449.875 123.0 K8UNS Inactive
927.125 902.125 131.8 (use D025?) WR8DAR ???
927.250 902.250 131.8 (use D025?) W8FSM ???
927.2625 902.2625 131.8 (use D025?) W8FSM Inactive CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236
927.4875 902.4875 131.8 (use D025?) KC8LTS Inactive? CMEN linked repeater system, Echolink node 41083, Allstar node 28236 (connected to links or not?)
927.5125 902.5125 131.8 (use D025?) N8NM ???
927.6875 902.6875 131.8? (use D025?) K8UH Medium Echolink node 71379
Monroe area (Monroe/Washtenaw/Lucas, OH)
29.680 29.580 W8HHF ???
52.780 52.280 K8OF ???
145.310 144.710 W8YZ Inactive?
146.610 146.010 103.5 K8ALB Medium
146.720 146.120 100.0 K8RPT Very active  Skywarn
146.940 146.340 103.5 W8RZM Inactive
147.120 147.720 103.5 K8ALB Inactive
147.270 147.870 103.5 W8HHF Very active Skywarn
147.345 147.945 103.5 WJ8E Medium
147.375 147.975 103.5 W8RZM Very active Skywarn
224.140 222.540 103.5 W8HHF Inactive
224.440 222.840 103.5 WJ8E Down?
224.540 222.940 103.5 WB8OET Inactive Low-coverage repeater
442.650 447.650 100.0 K8RPT Inactive?
442.825 447.825 100.0 K8RPT Medium
442.850 447.850 103.5 W8HHF Medium
442.950 447.950 103.5 WJ8E Medium Skywarn
443.300 449.300 103.5 N8UAS Medium
443.750 448.750 103.5 KI8CY Very inactive Low-coverage repeater
443.775 448.775 103.5 KC8GWH Inactive
444.025 449.025 103.5 W8MTU Down ARES
444.100 449.100 82.5 W2PUT Very active Linked to 927.4875 locally, and 51.740 and 927.9875 in Ann Arbor, IRLP node 4428
444.275 449.275 107.2 W8AK Inactive
444.550 449.550 100.0 N8OSC Inactive
444.850 449.850 103.5 N8EFJ Very active
444.925 449.925 103.5 W8MTU Inactive ARES
444.950 449.950 103.5 N8LPQ Active
927.4875 902.4875 131.8 (use D025) W2PUT Medium? Linked to 51.740 and 927.9875 in Ann Arbor, and 444.100 locally, IRLP node 4428
927.9125 902.9125 131.8 KD8KCF Medium KC8LMI linked repeater system, Echolink node 644275, remote base
1285.000 1273.000 WJ8E ???
1287.000 1275.000 WJ8E ???
Lapeer area (Lapeer)
146.620 146.020 100.0 W8LAP Very active Linked to 443.450, Skywarn
224.800 223.200 100.0 W8LAP Inactive
442.700 447.700 100.0 W8LAP Medium
443.450 448.450 100.0 KG8ID Medium Linked to 146.620
Hillsdale area (Hillsdale)
147.060 147.660 151.4/179.9 KC8QVX Medium
147.440 147.440 103.5 K8LRC Inactive Simplex repeater, programmed by W8SRC
444.825 449.825 107.2 KC8QVX Medium IRLP node 4812
Adrian area (Lenawee)
145.370 144.770 85.4 W8TQE Medium
443.375 448.375 107.2 K8ADM Inactive
444.675 449.675 123.0 W8TQE Inactive

Last updated:

07/05/2014

Last 5 updates:

Changed antenna height for the 446.150 W8SRC Dexter repeater from 24′ AGL (966′ ASL) to 32′ AGL (974′ ASL).

147.420 W8SRC Dexter simplex repeater is off-air.

Changed the W2GLD Pinckney repeater’s frequency from 445.500- to 442.675+.

Updated features for the 446.150 W8SRC Dexter and 443.875 KC8LMI Aurelius repeaters.

Changed the KD8KCF Toledo repeater’s frequency and PL tone from 927.225 PL 100.0 to 927.9125 PL 131.8.

Comments

  1. Thanks Dan!

    It’s worth noting that N8DUY and K8RUR can also be tuned in to via Radio Reference:

    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=5230

    which is handy during Skywarn events.

  2. Stuart, KD8LWR says:

    Also don’t forget KF8UI is also being aired via Radio Reference:
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=6076
    It’s the 147.260 repeater

    By the way, I made this repeater directory because of my love of repeaters. I also collect repeater identifications, and am hoping to put them up on this site very soon…

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  3. James W8ISS says:

    Stuart,

    Just as a reference for you.

    You met the own and trustee of the K8SB 147.240 repeater when Stan did the build for the active attenuater at the September meeting of the ARROW.

    The 147.240 machine is located at the Southwest corner of Pennsylvania and Fort St. in Riverwiew, MI.

    The 145.330 WR8DAR machine is located on top of the DTE Energy building in downtown Detroit. The 147.160 WR8DAR machine is on top of the Oakwood Hospital campus in Dearborn on Oakwood Blvd.

    The WW8GM 440 machine is on top of the GM Ren center in Detroit, the tall center building of the complex.

    The KC8LTS 440 machine is in downtown Detroit also. Has better coverage than even the WW8GM machine which is higher..:)

    Hope this gives you some idea of how your reaching out with your home equipment.

  4. The KF8UI 1253.250 ATV repeater in Flint has an input of 439.250 AM(LSB)horizontal and an output of 1253.25 AM vertical.

    Clayton Hewitt, KF8UI
    Chairman/Director of Engineering
    Michigan Amateur Radio Emergency Teams
    A Division of Michigan Specialized Communications Group, Inc
    http://www.mscginc.org
    FEMA Certs IS-01,02,03,05,100,200,700,800
    NARTE Tech T4-0305
    State of Michigan 800mhz Certified

  5. Stuart, KD8LWR says:

    Hi Clayton,

    I have fixed the changes you’ve mentioned, and all this time I thought the repeater was on FM hihi. I didn’t know there was an ATV repeater in MI.

    On the 147.260, your repeater’s first keyup is still identifying as KC8KGZ on the usual 400Hz 20WPM CW ID with some Farnsworth (all that I found out by ear!). Was your original callsign KC8KGZ? In the past, I found that your VHF repeaters, at least, were identifying as KC8KGZ a couple years ago, but then they changed the callsign to KF8UI.

    73,
    Stuart, KD8LWR

  6. Hi all,

    I just added the four repeaters in Lapeer County. Enjoy my repeater guide!

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  7. Hi Stuart,

    I am also the trustee of KC8KGZ. When we changed the corporate name from GCARES,inc to MSCG,inc I used my call KF8UI until the new license arrived with the name change. I still have a couple UHF links with the KC8KGZ call on them. We decided to use my call on the voice and ATV repeaters and KC8KGZ on all of our digital stations. I have yet to complete the task.

    Clayton Hewitt, KF8UI
    Chairman/Director of Engineering
    Michigan Amateur Radio Emergency Teams
    A Division of Michigan Specialized Communications Group, Inc
    http://www.mscginc.org
    FEMA Certs IS-01,02,03,05,100,200,700,800
    NARTE Tech T4-0305
    State of Michigan 800mhz Certified

  8. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR repeater, on 147.360 with 100 Hz PL, is going to run a Link-Communications controller with several voice ID’s and two CW ID’s. It will be operating a “K” courtesy tone with pitch change (kind of like K8RT on 146.940, 71.9 Hz PL in Ohio, with its “R” courtesy tone with different pitches). It will be up and operating at 100 watts ERP soon.

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  9. Hi all,

    Here are the links to listen to these repeaters live on your computer:

    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=6484 442.350 W8FSM repeater in Fenton, linked to CMEN network
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=7807 147.260 KF8UI repeater in Flint, linked to 224.480
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=7808 147.100 KF8UI repeater in Flint, linked to 444.650, 224.180, and sometimes 145.310
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=6771 147.280 KB8LCY repeater in Lansing, linked to CMEN network
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=5980 146.620, 224.880, and 442.750 W8LAP repeaters in Lapeer
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=7806 146.680 W8LRK repeater in Howell
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=4259 147.240 K8DAC repeater in Saginaw (only up during severe weather events)
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=5230 145.150 N8DUY repeater in Ann Arbor and 146.920 KT8TD repeater in Ypsilanti
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=6991 146.900 and 444.325 W8OAK repeaters in Pontiac, 147.140 N8KD and 145.330 WR8DAR repeaters in Detroit, 146.640 W8HP repeater in Oak Park, 146.840 K8NWD repeater in Clarkston

    Other repeaters around the area:

    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=7809 147.060 K8DAA repeater in Holland
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=5579 147.270 W8HHF repeater in Toledo, OH
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=9494 147.375 W8RZM repeater in Toledo, OH
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=4633 147.150 W8FT repeater in Findlay, OH (only up during severe weather events)
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=8011 146.940 K8RT, 147.360 K8HF, 444.700 W8WER, and 443.225 KD8KEK repeaters as well as various links in Ontario, OH
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=8432 147.000 and 444.600 VE3WIN, 147.060 and 444.500 VE3III, 145.470 and 444.300 VE3RRR, 444.400 VE3UUU, 145.410 VE3EOW, 146.880 VE3WHT, 147.120 VE3KCR, 147.300 VE3TOM, 147.390 VA3BBB, 444.1125 VE3BRO repeaters in Windsor, ON & surrounding area
    http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=7640 147.060 VA3LON, 224.220 VE3LON, 145.390 VA3MGI, 147.180 VE3TTT, 444.400 VE3SUE repeaters as well as various links in London, ON

    73, and have fun listening!

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  10. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR repeater is now on 444.950 with no PL currently in Jackson, and will probably be the same, if not similar to what is above.

    73,
    Stuart, KD8LWR

  11. Hi all,

    The repeater controller for the KD8LWR repeater is now broken, so now we must know whether the repeater will EXIST or not in the near future!

    73,
    Stuart, KD8LWR

  12. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR Simplex Repeater on 446.800 will be using an Argent Data Systems ADS-SR1 Simplex Repeater connected to a VX-8DR running 5 watts, with a rubber duck for short-range, and a Jetstream JTB3 about 30 feet up for long range. We might even set the repeater up with 50 watts output from my Kenwood TS-2000 with the Jestream hooked up.

    The repeater will have several voice IDs and 1-3 CW IDs. The courtesy tone will be 600 Hz for 100 ms, followed by 1200 Hz for 100 ms (that is, a low-high courtesy beep). If the unit has a hang time feature, it will do hang time before and/or after the courtesy tone. Otherwise, it will act like a FRS/GMRS radio where the courtesy beep comes with no hang time (which I’m planning to not happen).

    Bryan, KC8LMI, has his simplex repeater up and on the air on my frequency from Jackson, running from his Kenwood TS-2000 about 100 feet up. I programmed one voice ID, one CW ID, and the courtesy tone I will use. I am able to hit it full scale with my VX-8DR HT.

    73,
    Stuart, KD8LWR

  13. Hi all,

    Now Bryan’s repeater is on 446.875 MHz so I can have my repeater on 446.800. It is now programmed with 3 human voice IDs, 4 synthesized voice IDs, 3 recorded CW IDs, and an internal CW ID that plays every 30 minutes. There is currently no hang time feature on the ADS-SR1, so both repeaters will have no delays before or after the courtesy tone.

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  14. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR Simplex Repeater is now at 147.480 MHz and covers 6 miles with an HT and about 20-30 miles with a mobile or base rig. It is programmed with nine voice IDs and one CW ID. It has a “K” courtesy tone for normal QSO operation, an “N” courtesy tone for nets, and a “W” courtesy tone for severe weather, including a reference to the Skywarn frequencies.

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  15. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR Simplex Repeater now has hourly time announcements at 4:00pm-1:00am and 4:00am-1:00pm. It has one CW ID and a courtesy tone of 600, 900 and 1200 Hz, about 75ms each. It has a slightly lower elevation and power level than before.

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  16. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR Simplex Repeater now has 10 rotating voice IDs and no hourly time announcements anymore. The coverage will improve once I get it to 100 watts at about 50-60 feet soon.

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  17. Dave, N8SBE says:

    Stuart,

    Several of the 900 MHz repeaters in the area have switched to using DCS encoding on their input, due to frequent falsing of CTSS 131.8 from interfering sources sharing the band with us. They continue to use CTSS 131.8 on their output, so folks that are thinking of obtaining 900 equipment should consider if their radio will support transmitting DCS code 025 (which these repeaters are using) and receiving either in ‘no tone squelch’ mode or with CTSS 131.8. The new Alinco handheld DJ-G29T in particular, does NOT support this mode. When the handheld is set to transmit DCS, it also forces the receiver into DCS squelch mode. The only way I’ve found to make contacts through these 900 MHz machines is to use the ‘monitor’ button on the Alinco HT to force the receiver squelch open on receive, an annoyance at best.

    It’s unfortunate that Alinco programmed their HT’s this way (and since their firmware is field-upgradeable, maybe if enough folks complain they may fix it), but it would be most helpful if the 900 MHz repeater owners could change their strategy to both receve and send DCS. I’ve been told that the surplus Motorola mobile and HT equipment that is popular with the 900 MHz operators in SE Mich is capable of operating in this mode.

    Just an FYI. You might want to add an additional column in your tables to show if the repeater transmits a CTSS or DCS squelch signal, in addition to the column you have that shows what the user needs to send to access the machine.

  18. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR Simplex Repeater is now on 446.875 MHz due to FM radio interference from a 93,000-watt transmitter 778 feet AGL about 9.5 miles away from me. It will be up again on the week of August 12 or 19. It will have one top-of-hour ID, seven rotating bottom-of-hour IDs (eight voice IDs total), and one internal CW ID for when keyed up. It will run 50 watts from a 50-60-foot AGL (1000-foot ASL) GP-15 vertical antenna and a Kenwood TS-2000 for better coverage.

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  19. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR Simplex Repeater is now back on 147.480 MHz and has 10 rotating voice IDs when keyed up, and an internal CW ID as well. It will be on the better antenna four days from this post.

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  20. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR Simplex Repeater now has one keyup voice ID and two rotating hourly voice IDs. This may change to 3-5 rotating voice IDs. This is to save recording space for voicemail and QSO purposes. It will be on the new antenna four hours from this post.

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  21. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR cross-band repeater is now up and running! Tune to either 146.400 or 446.400 with a 100 Hz PL and your transmission will come out over a wider coverage area on the other band! It’s kind of like two repeaters in one device!

    It is running 100 watts ERP from 24 feet AGL. It has 10 voice IDs rotating every 10 minutes and recorded by Don Wilbanks, AE5DW, of the Amateur Radio Newsline.

    The Saturday Night Talk Net will be at 8:00pm on this repeater, followed by the ARRL Audio News at 8:30 and the Amateur Radio Newsline at 9:00.

    73,

    Stuart, KD8LWR

  22. The w8yz 145.31 / 144.71 Repeater in Monroe is back on the air. Open to anyone who wants to use it. No PL tones. Antenna is only at 65 ft so not a big profile.

  23. Great listing! Bookmarked.

  24. Hi all,

    The KD8LWR SNPR repeater has finally been coordinated by the Michigan Area Repeater Council! It will be on the air sometime this summer, running a Vertex VXR-9000 repeater system and an Arcom RC-210 repeater controller with three voice IDs, two CW IDs, and ten different courtesy tones signifying time of day, net mode, or severe weather in the area.

  25. Hi all,

    As you may already know, I have changed my callsign from KD8LWR to a vanity callsign of W8SRC, representing my initials.

    The W8SRC SNPR repeater on 446.500 will be on-air by January 2014. It will still run the same controller that I’ve planned; however, the repeater setup is not certain yet.

    I have made some major changes to my repeater guide, so please review these changes if you are in southeastern Michigan and a VHF/UHF repeater operator!

    73,

    Stuart, W8SRC