Repeaters

VK2RBM

The Blue Mountains Amateur Radio Club currently operates three repeaters under the callsign VK2RBM which is located in the Blue Mountains, about 80km to the west of Sydney. From its location at 735m above sea level, it has commanding coverage over the Sydney basin.

2 Metres – 147.050MHz output / 147.650MHz input, 123Hz CTCSS

The 2m repeater consists of a Tait T300 producing 50W output into a Telewave 6 cavity duplexer, feeding into a folded dipole standby antenna at 19m above ground while we are pending replacement of the Diamond X-300 dual band antenna located approximately 20m above ground level. The repeater is controlled by a VK5DJ PIC based repeater control unit.

The 2m repeater is accessible via the club’s IRLP node 6366.  An access code is required to operate DTMF functions on the repeater. Contact Repeater Manager Brian VK2AAF to obtain this code.

A 123Hz CTCSS subaudible tone is required to access this repeater. The repeater sends a 123Hz subaudible tone except when transmitting CW ID. If you would like to mute the CW ID, simply enable a 123Hz CTCSS tone squelch on your transceiver.

70 Centimetres – 438.375MHz output / 433.375MHz input, 91.5Hz CTCSS

The 70cm repeater consists of a Yaesu Fusion DR-1X producing 50W output into a Telewave 4 cavity duplexer, feeding into a folded dipole standby antenna at 18m above ground level while we are pending replacement of the Diamond X-300 dual band antenna (as 2m above) located approximately 20m above ground level. This repeater supports both FM and Yaesu C4FM digital modes. Cross mode repeat is not supported.

A 91.5Hz CTCSS Subtone is required to access the repeater.

The repeater superimposes a 91.5Hz CTCSS subtone on Transmit for those who wish to use this feature.

6 Metres – 53.875 / 52.875

The 6m repeater consists of a Philips FM-814E producing 50W output into a duplexer, feeding into a vertical end fed antenna located approximately 8m above ground level. The repeater is controlled by a VK5DJ PIC based repeater control unit.

No CTCSS subaudible tone is required to access the repeater at present, however a 123Hz tone will be required in the future.

 

Last Updated 31/10/18