ARS W9PCi - Central Point, Oregon

444.100
145.330 / 444.200
146.620 / 444.300
IRLP Nodes 7700 / 3383
Echolink Node 385956

Repeaters - W9PCi

VHF

145.330 - Central Point, Oregon

Coverage - North Rogue Valley east to Lost Creek Lake, Shady Cove, Eagle Point, White City, north to Sams Valley, Gold Hill, west to portions of Rogue River and Grants Pass, Central Point and south along I-5 corridor to Siskiyou Summit, Medford and Jacksonville, Phoenix, Talent and Ashland.

Links - UHF 444.200 and EchoIRLP Node 7700 & Echolink 385956

The repeater is linked with UHF repeater 444.200.  This link is most always enabled which permits access from the UHF band.  IRLP is linked providing access to the world-wide computer network created by VE3LTD - Dave Cameron dedicated to amateur radio.  Find more information about IRLP at www.irlp.net, how to use this system and the recommended protocols.  The EchoIRLP network is new as of Nov. 2014 and now offers bothe IRLP and Echolink using the same IP network.  To use Echolink, use prefix of "A3" (no quotes) in front of Echolink nodes or Conferences. This prefix permits the controller to determine what system you are using.  IRLP - no prefex, Echolink - use prefix A3.

When the repeater is connected, there will be a "marker" tone transmitted periodically.  When you hear this tone, the repeater is "connected" and you should listen to determine if anyone is using the link.  If you do not hear any communication, you may wish to ask if anyone is using EchoIRLP and wait briefly for a response.  Hearing none, either disconnect and begin to use the repeater or announce your call, location and ask if anyone is listening.

To encourage use of the repeater, a computer will perform an "auto-connect" to a random IRLP node.  After some period of repeater silence, the computer will select a random EchoIRLP node, Reflector or Conference and if the selected connection is not currently in use, an attempt to "connect" with the node selected will occur.  Sometimes nodes may be listed as available for a connection but may not connect successfully.  There are many reasons for this and the EchoIRLP system will generally announce the problem with the node.

Commands

User commands may be entered from your radio DTMF keypad to configure various options as noted below:

COMMAND FunctionDTMF
Announcement*00
Time Readback*44
Weather Alert*99
EchoIRLP (Do Not Use *) 
- IRLP Connect4 Digit IRLP Number
- Disconnect73
- Echolink ConnectA3 and Echolink Number
- Disconnect73 or #
  
146.620 - Ashland, Oregon

Coverage - South Rogue Valley, north I-5 to Central Point, south along I-5 to Siskiyou Summit, Medford, Phoenix, Talent and Ashland.

Links - UHF to 147.000

This repeater is an open repeater as well as used by local ARES operations.  Contact W9PCi for more information.

Commands

User commands may be entered from your radio DTMF keypad to configure various options as noted below:

COMMAND FunctionDTMF
AnnouncementFunction to be added
Time Readback*44
Weather AlertFunction to be added
  
147.240 - Central Point, Oregon

Coverage - South Rogue Valley, north I-5 to Central Point, south along I-5 to Siskiyou Summit, and parts of Medford

Links - Internet connected IRLP network with node 3383. 

This is currently a simplex radio with no courtesy tone.  It has a PL of 123 and "NO" offset, (i.e., 147.240 input and output).  This will later be changed to a full duplex repeater as time permits adding additional equipment.  Contact W9PCi for more information.

Commands

User commands may be entered from your radio DTMF keypad to configure various options as noted below:

COMMAND FunctionDTMF
IRLP node number to connect to IRLP networknnnn to Connect - 73 to Disconnect
Medford airport (MFR) current weather Report*2
Medford airport (MFR) current weather Alert*3
Medford airport (MFR) current weather Forecast - WARNING - Long transmission*4

UHF

444.100 - Central Point, Oregon

Coverage - Central Point and surrounding areas

Links - microwave uplink to test server

Open repeater with Echolink Internet link (Echolink Node #385956)

Commands

User commands may be entered from your radio DTMF keypad to configure various options as noted below:

COMMAND FunctionDTMF
AnnouncementFunction to be added
  
  
Time Readback*44
444.200 - Central Point, Oregon

Coverage - Central Point and surrounding areas

Links - 147.000 via uplink

147.000 is the Rogue Valley Manor repeater located in Medford. 

Commands

User commands may be entered from your radio DTMF keypad to configure various options as noted below:

COMMAND FunctionDTMF
Announcement 
Time Readback 
Weather Alert 
IRLP commands (Do Not Use *) 
- Connect4 Digit Node Number
- Disconnect73
  
  
444.300 - Central Point, Oregon

Coverage - Central Point and surrounding areas

Links -

Currently setup for testing links.

Commands

User commands may be entered from your radio DTMF keypad to configure various options as noted below:

COMMAND FunctionDTMF
AnnouncementFunction to be added
Time Read back*44