224.280 Repeater on the Air

The 224.280 repeater was installed high atop Cox South Hospital in South Springfield on Saturday, March 15th and finished Monday, March 17th. The repeater has met expectations and propagation map predictions to this point. 25-W mobile stations have worked the repeater as far south as Saddlebrooke on US 65, Branson West on US 160, as far north as Walnut Grove on MO 123, as far north on MO 13 as Bolivar and as far west as Halltown on I-44.

Club members worked hard to install the 224.280 repeater, and install the IRLP Link radio and the Arcom RC-210 on the 444.275 repeater to make it our UHF Linking Repeater.

Thank you to Chris Cochran, KB0WZC and his father, Jeremy Tannehill, KC0UJZ; Jim Adkins, KC0IYI; John Copelin, KC0QNM; Randy Jordan, KC0UKB; and James Adkins, KB0NHX.

The input to the 224.280 repeater is 222.80, and the PL tone is 162.2 Hz. Unfortunately, we have had to leave the PL tone enabled due to interference coming from the 250-W Midwest Paging transmitter about 20-feet from our antenna. We may try to obtain bandpass cavities in the near future.