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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 elevated location, it has a commanding coverage over most of Sydney.

2 Metres – 147.050 / 147.650 T123

The 2m repeater consists of a Tait T300 producing 50W output into a duplexer, feeding into a 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 club’s IRLP node is accessible via the 2m repeater.

A 123Hz CTCSS Subtone is required to access this repeater.

The repeater superimposes a 123Hz CTCSS subtone on transmit for those who wish to use this feature. Note : If you set tone decode on your radio you will not hear courtesy tones or idents as the repeater does not add tone to these transmissions.

70 Centimetres – 438.375 / 433.375 T91.5

The 70cm repeater consists of a Motorola Quantar, producing 50W output into a duplexer, feeding into a Diamond X-300 dual band antenna (as 2m above) located approximately 20m above ground level. The repeater is controlled by a VK2XCT PICAXE based repeater control unit.

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 dipole antenna located approximately 8m above ground level. The repeater is controlled by a VK5DJ PIC based repeater control unit.

A 123Hz CTCSS Subtone is currently not required to access the repeater, however it will be required in the future.

The repeater superimposes a 123Hz CTCSS subtone on Transmit for those who wish to use this feature.