224.280 Repeater Install Scheduled

The Nixa Amateur Radio Club is proud to bring the 1.25-meter ham band back to Springfield with the 224.280 repeater. After nearly a decade without a 220 MHz machine, the 224.280, a modified Motorola Micor base station, is slated to be installed high atop the Cox South Hospital penthouse Saturday, March 15, 2008. If weather creates a problem, the following Saturday, March 22nd, has been scheduled as an alternate install date. This repeater will also bring Springfield its first IRLP node (node # to be determined).

Special thanks to Cox South Hospital, Alltel, Rayfield Communications and the Nixa Community Foundation for donating antenna and shelter space, for donating the Motorola Micor and for funding to complete the 224.280 repeater & IRLP node. The repeater output will be 224.280 with an input of 222.680, PL of 162.2 Hz. However, the PL tone will be turned off unless needed to mitigate interference.

If you have any questions about 220 MHz mobile & portable equipment and antenna options, feel free to drop the technical committee an e-mail at [email protected]