442.425 Repeater operational at the new Clever location

The 442.425 is on the air and operating with the old repeater from Cox South at the new Clever location.  This is just a 20-Watt repeater with 15-watts out of the duplexers.  So far coverage reports have been good.  Send an email to the #442.425 groups.io list if you'd like to send in your signal report from your location along with your radio power and antenna.

Thanks to Randy, K0RLV and Warren, KD0ELT who did the tower work.

Thanks to our Ground crew also - Randy was happy with our performance on the ground!  It consisted of Shawn, KE0JGI, Preston, KE0JGH, Lynn, N0PMQ, Bill, KD0STZ, Richard, N0MIO and James, KB0NHX.

We started loading equipment to take to the site at 8 this morning and left the site late on 05-06, thankfully the weather was nice!

The 224.280 equipment is on site but we have to work through a couple of issues before we can bring it online and we will send an update when it is.

James Adkins, KB0NHX

443.400 New Digital repeater is on the air!

It doesn't look like much, but here are a few pictures of the club's new Brandmeister DMR repeater located atop Cox South Hospital. The top "box" is the duplexers donated to the club by OMAR and we are using them to continue their tradition of bringing digital to the Ozarks. The bottom 1U tall box is the 50-Watt UHF repeater.
The 443.400 repeater is the first Brandmeister DMR repeater in the Springfield, MO area. It had a positive offset and uses a color code of 4 on transmit and receive (color codes are the DMR versions of PL tones in the analog world). It uses the UHF repeater that was previously used by the 442.425 repeater.
The repeater is linked up to a Brandmeister server and allows PTT talkgroup activation. I've already heard activity from St Louis on the MO statewide channel and on the KC Metro BYRG talkgroup.
You can also talk local only via talkgroup 2 or talkgroup 9
You can check out the club's Brandmeister dashboard and learn more about Brandmeister DMR digital here:

442.425 Repeater off-line

The 442.425 repeater was taken offline today (2017-05-05) at Cox South. Previously we removed the 224.280 and antenna and IRLP node.
Tomorrow we are installing the new antennas and coax at the new tower site on the West side of Clever, MO.
We hope to have the low-power repeaters that were online at cox operational tomorrow, and will continue working to get the new high-power repeaters on the air and bring back IRLP Node 3995 to the site. Until the IRLP node is back up, the 442.425 will not be able to be linked to the Central Region Intertie System. We do hope to bring access to that linked system back to the Springfield area soon.

145.270 Nixa back-up repeater operational

The Nixa 145.270 is back online with our back-up repeater, Motorola MSR-2000 which is set to 60-Watts output vs the 110-Watt output of the old Motorola Micor. The backup repeater was donated to the club by Bob DuBrul, WB0RJR-SK before he passed away
This repeater is linked up to the site controller and will be available for check-ins on next Thursday's net. It will be in service until the 110-Watt Motorola Quantar is put into service.
We received the new Station Control Card Wednesday and I received a tracking number indicating the firmware chips should arrive Monday.