L. Upton <k1stx@...>
As of 12:36 p.m. Saturday September 26, 2009, Chaparral Amateur Radio Club aka Guadalupe County ARES would like to announce the re-birth of the .76 repeater! As many know, the .76 in Seguin has a special place in history, and is close to the hearts of many in the area. It was important to many, that this repeater pair stay with CARC and in Seguin.
Special Thanks go to Jeremy Davenport - KE5ELI, Don Kirchner - W5DK, and David Floyd - WD5IEH for their contributions in time, equipment and expertise completing the project. Over the last several months, this group of dedicated Amateurs has been working on this project, and today, the 146.76 was brought back to life, better than ever. The overall goal, upon installation of the new antenna (still 1 1/2 months from delivery) and some minor tweaks, is to have a strong and reliable wide area coverage repeater, that can be enjoyed by all, and provide valuable communications links during public service and disaster events! An IRLP node is in the works, as well as RF linking capability with another link system, to be used during emergency's and public service activities!
The current antenna is actually temporary, while waiting for the new one to come in, and considering, this antenna at some point or another suffered a lightning strike, we already have good signal reports from Canyon Lake and Bulverde areas! We would appreciate signal reports or lack of, from all areas surrounding Seguin including Bexar, Wilson, Comal, Hays and anywhere else. The repeater is open to all licensed Amateurs, and is available for groups to use during public services events and activities. Put it though the paces, and lets see what it will do!
The repeater is on 146.76 negative offset, with a 141.3 pl
Please e-mail your reports to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org
CARC/GCARES will be scheduling regular nets in the near future.
Thank you again to all involved with the project!
K1STX / WQHN399
Chaparral ARC / Guadalupe County ARES
NWS Skywarn Spotter Network / Radio Operations Volunteer
Texas State RACES - Guadalupe County
Hill Country REACT - Team # 4804
Hill Country State Natural Area Partners