NEW 927.1125 repeater on the air - Crane, MO

I'm happy to announce that the 927.1125 repeater is now online.  I started this project about 8 years ago when I was off work after surgery and have been piecing together parts for it ever since.

The repeater output is 927.1125, it has a -25 MHz input, which is 902.1125.   You can run full PL on it of 162.2 Hz.

The repeater antenna is located on the Crane water tower where the 442.150 repeater is located.  It is a goal of mine to link it to the club's 927.0125 repeater in NE Springfield whenever we get the open Internet working at both sites.

The Crane 900 repeater is a 300-Watt Motorola Nucleus paging transmitter modified to work in the ham band - I have it throttled back to 150-Watts for now (the club 927.0125 is a high power, 150-Watt Motorola MSF-5000)

The antenna is at the top of the Crane water tower, about 200' AGL, on the hill north of Crane.  It is fed with 1-5/8" heliax (the big stuff!).  On receive, I installed a 2-cavity bandpass filter and there is a 21 dB pre-amp.

This is an open repeater, just like the 927.0125, and I invite everyone to try it out.  Between these two repeaters, we now have some killer 900 MHz (aka 33cm) band coverage.


James Adkins, KB0NHX
President & Repeater Trustee - Nixa Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (K0NXA)