On Air Repeaters
147.135 + offset 127.3 Located in West Monroe, La. The 135 is a Motorola MSF5000 repeater with a CAT 1000 Controller. It is currently in the Western portion of West Monroe. The antenna is a DB-224 about 200 feet AGL fed with 1/2″ Heliax. This Repeater will move to a new tower at about 480 feet once it is finished construction.
145.23 + offset 127.3 PL Tone/System Fusion Farmerville, La . The 23 is located in Point Wilhite currently and is running a Yaesu DR-X2 System Fusion Repeater in Auto mode on the Receive. It will be linked to the 147.135 repeater in the future. The antenna is a DB-224 up about 320 AGL fed with 7/8″ Heliax
443.800 + Offset (DMR Color Code of 3) This is a MMDVM repeater located in Calhoun currently but will be moved to the same tower as the 147.135 repeater in Western West Monroe. This repeater is a Motorola RKR1225 radio using the Repeater-Builder MMDVM Hat V2 controller. The repeater is operating at 35 watts and into a DB-420 up about 110 feet AGL fed with 7/8 Heliax. Modes active on this repeater are :
(D-STAR) KC5DR-B Default Reflector is 48B
(YSF) All Reflectors available
(DMR) Color code is 3 Linked into the Brandmeister Network. TS-1 is statically fixed to All-Louisiana TG 3122 TS-2 is dynamic.
LDRC Currently has ownership of 3 APRS Sites… the W5KGT-1 Digi is located in Calhoun Louisiana up about 100′ the Radio is a Motorola GM300, the KC5DR-1 is an iGate up about 35′ AGL located in West Monroe. Total coverage includes the I-20 corridor from just west of Ruston to just East of Monroe.
145.700 Repeater – Winnsboro. Currently we are in the posession of another frequency pair and equipment to put a repeater in Winnsboro, LA that will also be linked back to the 147.135 repeater. We hope to have a site secured and on air by the end of 2018 to early 2019
Adding an APRS system in Rayville, LA
W5KGT Portable Tower. This system incorporates a 100′ tower, a 70cm and 2m repeater, hf antennas and other equipment for linking and APRS. This tower isn’t owned by the club, however; we have invested a substantial amount in the equipment.