Analog Repeaters

Location: Kirkland, WA – Rose Hill neighborhood, elevation approximately 500 feet above sea level.
All antennas are on a 120-foot monopole tower.
Repeaters are equipped with diesel generator emergency power.
Coverage area: Central Puget Sound Basin: Everett to Federal Way, and the western slopes of the Cascades to the west side of the Kitsap Peninsula.

The Rose Hill analog repeaters are a mixture of GE Master II units (6m) and Bridgecom units (2m, 1.25m, 70cm). They are all linked together using a repeater controller.
When traffic is received on any one of the repeaters, that traffic is re-transmitted on all 4 repeaters (and any Echolink or Allstar connections).

When listening to the repeater, the source of the traffic can be identified by listening to the courtesy tone. Each repeater has a unique courtesy tone:

  • 70cm: a two sound hi-low courtesy tone
  • 1.25m: a single low-pitch courtesy tone
  • 2m: a single high-pitch courtesy tone
  • 6m: a 4-sound courtesy tone

Additionally, traffic received over the Echolink and Allstar uses a double-beep courtesy tone.

When listening to the repeater, the source of the traffic can be identified by listening to the courtesy tone.

Important: We no longer support IRLP. Our VOIP connection is done using AllStar (which also routes Echolink to us). Our AllStar node# is 51860; Echolink node# is 4441 (K7LWH-R).


To determine the current AllStar and Echolink connections:

First start with the AllStar connection page at: http://stats.allstarlink.org/stats/51860 . Native AllStar connection will be listed. Echolink connections will have a starting “3” on their connection number. For example the AllStar status page might show a connection from node# 3641192. The “3” indicates Echolink and the remaining 641192 is the Echolink connection that can be further looked up on the Echolink.org ‘Logins’ page.

From the Echolink logins (searching for text “641192”) yields:

And you see the connection is from AE7TD in Redmond, WA

 


Concerning the coverage maps below, the following applies:

  • Coverage maps are based on general elevation changes and line of sight calculations adjusted by antenna gain and transmitter power. Radio coverage is also greatly impacted by propagation so your experience will likely vary.
  • All of the repeater coverage maps below were generated using the Radio Mobile service located here: https://www.ve2dbe.com/english1.html. Our thanks to the owners and sponsors of that site for the use of their services to assist repeater owners.

70cm Repeater: Analog
Output Frequency: 441.075 MHz
Offset: +5 MHz
PL Tone: 103.5 Hz
Output Power: 35 watts
Antenna: Decibel Products Double 8-bay Dipole Array


70cm Repeater: Analog, but located at Lincoln Square
Output Frequency: 444.6 MHz
Offset: +5 MHz
PL Tone: 103.5 Hz
Output Power: 80 watts
Antenna: Decibel Products Double 8-bay Dipole Array
(Note: This repeater is not linked to any of our other repeaters as it is located in a different facility.)


220Mhz Repeater: Analog
Output Frequency: 224.36 MHz
Offset: -1.6 MHz
PL Tone: 103.5 Hz
Output Power: 30 watts
Antenna: Decibel Products 4-bay Dipole Array
(NOTE: The 220MHz repeater is *NOT* linked to any of the other repeaters)


2m Repeater: Analog
Output Frequency: 145.49 MHz
Offset: -0.6 MHz
PL Tone: 103.5 Hz
Output Power: 100 watts
Antenna: Decibel Products 4-bay Dipole Array


6m Repeater: Analog
Output Frequency: 53.17 MHz
Offset: -1.7 MHz
PL Tone: 100.0 Hz
Output Power: 100 watts
Antenna: Decibel Products 4-bay Dipole Array


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