Systems

ETECS has several open systems under the call W5ETX:

The W5ETX Linked Repeater System

  • The “210” Repeater
    • Output: 145.210
    • Input: 144.460 (note non-standard 750 KHz offset)
    • PL Tone: 136.5
    • Location: Hospital District, Tyler (EM22ii51)
    • Antenna: Decibel Products (Commscope) DB224 antenna @ 150′ AGL
    • CAT-1000 Controller
    • Description: ETECS primary repeater; used for nets & tactical operations; Echolink available as N9JN-R
  • The “24” Repeater
    • Output: 147.240
    • Input: 147.840
    • PL Tone: 136.5
    • Location: Near Hawkins (EM22jm39)
    • Antenna: Decibel Products DB224B @ 750′ AGL/1100′ AMSL
    • Description: General purpose repeater
  • The “92” Repeater
    • Output: 146.920
    • Input: 146.320
    • PL Tone: 136.5
    • Location: Henderson (EM22od48)
    • Antenna: Decibel Products DB 224 @ 70′ AGL
    • Description: General purpose repeater
  • The “62” Repeater
    • Output: 146.620
    • Input: 146.020
    • Tone: 136.5
    • Location: Edom (EM22fi69)
    • Antenna: Decibel Products DB224B @ 150′ AGL
    • Hardware: Dual Motorola ? @ 25W, Computer Automation Technology CAT1000B Controller
    • Description: General use repeater
  • The “33” Hideaway Repeater
    • Output: 145.330
    • Input: 144.730
    • Tone: 136.5
    • Location City of Hideaway (EM22gl56)
    • Antenna: Comet GP-3 @ 100′ AGL / 640′ AMSL
    • Hardware: Kenwood TKR820
    • Controller: Cat 800
    • Description: General purpose repeater; agile link radio normally linked with W5ETX system; linked with K5TYR 147.000 repeater for Skywarn
  • The “38” Repeater
    • Output: 147.380
    • Input: 147.980
    • Tone: 136.5
    • Location: Jacksonville (EM21ix70)
    • Description: General purpose repeater
  • The “442” Repeater
    • Output: 442.850
    • Input: 447.850
    • Tone: 136.5
    • Location: Athens (EM22be80)
    • Description: General purpose repeater
  • System Notes
    • As with any linked repeater system, please key, then pause for a breath, before speaking.  It takes time for the system to link and un-link between transmissions.
    • We plan to leave all systems linked under normal conditions.  Sysops can un-link any individual repeater from the system as needed.

D*Star Repeaters

  • B Node:
    • Output: 444.850
    • Input: 449.850
    • Location: SE Tyler (EM22jh15)
    • Description: D*Star UHF repeater
  • C Node:
    • Output: 147.120
    • Input: 147.870 (Note the +0.750 Mhz offset!)
    • Location: SE Tyler (EM22jh15)
    • Description: D*Star VHF repeater
  • Register for D-STAR access at the W5ETX D-STAR Gateway

The “W5ETX-10” Digipeater/IGate

  • Output: 144.390
  • Input: 144.390
  • Location: Tyler (EM22ii34)
  • Antenna: Decibel Products (Commscope) DB224 @ 255′ AGL/798′ AMSL
  • Hardware: Argent Data Systems Tracker2, Motorola MaxTrac @ 25W
  • Description: Open, general purpose digipeater & internet packet gateway; APRS

Winlink VHF Gateway

  • Output: 145.010
  • Input: 145.010
  • Location: Tyler (EM22ih23)
  • Description: VHF simplex gateway for Winlink

ETECS and the Tyler Amateur Radio Club work very closely together on a variety of amateur radio projects & activities including EmComm. The TARC’s repeaters are frequently used for all ARES, RACES & Skywarn operations. The TARC’s K5TYR repeaters are open and include:

The “147” Repeater

  • Output: 147.000
  • Input: 146.400
  • Tone: 136.5
  • Location: E Tyler (EM22ii92)

The “96” Repeater

  • Output: 146.960
  • Input: 146.360
  • Tone: 136.5
  • Location: SW Tyler (EM22hg 51)

The “444” Repeater

  • Output: 444.400
  • Input: 449.400
  • Tone: 136.5
  • Location: E Tyler (EM22ii92)

Open repeaters provided by individual amateur radio operators are also available and include:

The 443.100 Repeater

  • Output: 443.100
  • Input: 448.100
  • Tone: 136.5
  • Location: Tyler (EM22ii34)
  • Description: Yaesu System Fusion  Digital Amateur Radio repeater, utilizing C4FM 4-level FSK set for automatic mode (analog/digital) detect.

The KE5FGC DMR Repeater

  • Output: 443.575
  • Input: 448.575
  • Location: Tyler (EM22ii34)
  • Description: Digital Mobile Radio repeater.

 

Mobile Communications Capability

ETECS owns and operates a communications van that provides a variety of features that may be needed during EmComm operations.  Some of the features of the ETECS Comm Van include:

  • 5Kw generator
  • 40′ pneumatic mast
  • Motorola GR-300 VHF Repeater
    • Output: 146.670
    • Input: 146.070
    • Tone: 88.5
    • Location: Mobile
    • Description: Uncoordinated repeater installed in ETECS EmComm van
  • Motorola XTL 2500 digital public service transceiver
  • Fujitsu Ten 150 Mhz public service transceiver
  • Kenwood TM-733A VHF/UHF transceiver
  • Icom IC-2000 VHF transceiver
  • GE Monogram series UHF transceiver
  • Yaesu FT-857 HF/VHF/UHF transceiver
  • ADI AR146 VHF transceiver
  • Kenwood TM-241A VHF transceiver

The comm van is in the process of being retired and replace with a trailer that was designed as mobile commercial radio studio.

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