Repeaters

The K1PBO Repeater 146.955, - shift, CTCSS of 88.5
Conventional FM and YSF

The Barnstable Amateur Radio Club maintains the K1PB0 2 meter repeater. All licensed amateurs are invited to use it.

  • Controller Type: Arcom RC210
  • Radio: YEASU DR-1X
  • External PA: -none-
  • Duplexer: Wacom WP-641 BpBr
  • Bandpass Filters: AngleLinear
  • Feed line: Andrews, 7/8" Heliax
  • Antenna:Telewave ANT150D6-9, 4 bay folded dipole array Antenna Gain: 9 dB
  • Site Elevation: 186'
  • Antenna Height on Tower: 70'
  • Antenna Height above ground: 78'
  • Echo Link: Node 20024 - K1PBO-R
  • Wires-X: Pending
  • Battery Back Up: Yes, 1,500Ah (just under one Ton of battery!)

 

Coverage:
Our repeater gets excellent coverage and is the mid / lower Cape's primary repeater. It is also a RACES affiliated repeater, and is used for emergency traffic and Cape ARES operations. Mobiles should have coverage cape wide and the South shore of MA and all of Nantucket island.  Portables 

 

 Echo Link:
You may use the repeater via Echo Link on node 20024, K1PBO-R. This is a remote link into our main site from one of our trusties, it may be down from time to time.
To enter Echo Link DTMF comands you must start them with a "#".  If you do not the controller will block them.

 

Audio Recording:
We record and time-stamp all repeater audio. So if you have problem with interference or unauthorized / improper use please make note of the date and time.

Battery Operation (loss of utility power):
Our system is a "loaded battery" system and is on battery 100% of the time. When we have utility power the charger just supplies power as it is used. Upon loss of utility power the courtesy tone is changed from one short beep two one short beep followed by two short low frequency beeps. The controller will announce "Repeater on Battery Power" when the power is lost and every 30 minutes after that. 
Have a look at the battery install!

Time Out Timer:
The time-out timer is set for three minutes. If a user continuously keys the repeater for three minutes, the controller will state "Repeater Time Out" this message will be heard by all users, except the user causing the situation. As soon as the repeater detects a drop in the carrier, the controller will reset and be ready for normal operation again. It is NOT necessary to allow the repeater to drop the carrier, the TOT is reset every time the user un-keys and the courtesy tone is transmitted.

CTCSS:
To access the repeater, you must use a TX tone of 88.5. The repeater also transmits a tone of 88.5 if you wish to set your radio for decode. We recommend this since several other repeaters use the same pair and you will receive them also.

Use of the Repeater for an Event or Net:
Please contact the club president for information on use of the repeater for an event or net.

 

 

Area Repeaters:
6M Repeaters:

  • 53.01- Tone of 173.8, Barnstable, MA

2M ANALOG Repeaters:

  • 146.955- Tone of 88.5, Dennis, MA ~ Barnstable Amateur Radio Club - K1PBO ~mixed mode, Fusion / Analog FM
  • 146.730- Tone of 67.0, Barnstable, MA ~ Cape Cod & Islands ARC - W1SGL
  • 146.655- Tone of 88.5, Falmouth, MA ~ Falmouth Amateur Radio Association, Inc. - K1RK ~mixed mode, Fusion / Analog FM
  • 147.345+ Tone of 88.5, Martha's Vineyard, MA
  • 146.685 Tone of 82.5, Plymouth, MA
  • 145.310-  Tone of 107.2, Nantucket, MA
  • 147.255+ Tone of 67.0, Truro, MA ~ Pilgrim Amateur Radio Club - WA1YFV
  • 145.270 Tone of 67.0, Harwich, MA ~ Pilgrim Amateur Radio Club - WA1YFV
  • 147.375 Tone of 110.9, Falmouth, MA
  • 145.360- ColorCode: 10, Eastham, MA  ~    DMR-Network – NEDECN.org
  • 145.200- ColorCode: 10, Bourne, MA    ~   DMR-Network – NEDECN.org
  • 145.180- ColorCode: 10, Martha's Vineyard ~ DMR-Network – NEDECN.org
  • 147.315+ Tone of 67.0, Plymouth MA ~ mixed mode NXDN / Analog FM

1.25M Repeaters:

  • 224.340 Tone of 100, Harwich MA - K1KEK
  • 224.140 Tone of 110.9 Bourne MA - N1YHS

70cm Repeaters:

  • 444.900+, Tone of 141.3, Brewster, MA - N1ZPO Changing to Fusion

33cm Repeaters:

  • 927.4125, Tone of 67.0, Plymouth, MA - N1OTY
  • 927.825/902.825 Tone of 67.0, Barnstable, MA - linked 24/7 to the IRLP New England reflector ch 9125 which has other 900 repeaters in eastern MA with 900 Mhz equipment and RI tied in.