Repeaters / Nets

KARS provides and maintains the following repeaters:

  • VHF: 146.64(-)  pl tone of 88.5
  • VHF: 145.19(-)  pl tone of 88.5 offline

Doug Becker, W5VEO, also maintains two UHF repeaters for our use:

  • UHF: 444.900(+) pl tone of 123
  • UHF: 444.750(+) pl tone of 162.2

KARS also has a weekly practice net on 146.64(-) 88.5 every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the practice net is to provide training for radio operators and to be able to have hams who can efficiently run a net in times of emergency.

Repeater Coverage

Approximate repeater coverage calculated using SPLAT for the KARS repeaters as of 1/26/2011.  The maps show the path loss in dB between the repeater and a reciever located 8 feet above ground level. You can click the below images for larger images and the KML file logo to download a KML/KMZ file that you can open with Google Earth (which is free). The KML/KMZ files are high resolution so it might take a while to load, depeding on your computer's speed. Please send questions, comments or feedback about the repeater coverage maps to Jeremy at zunkworks@gmail.com.

Coverage for 145.190-444.900 Repeater Site

Path loss for 145.190-444.900 site

Path loss for 145.190-444.900 site (zoomed in)

145.190-444.900 Transmitter Path Loss overlaid on Open Street Map data
 

Coverage for 146.640 Repeater Site

Path loss for 146.640 site

Path loss for 146.640 site (zoomed in)

146.640 Transmitter Path Loss overlaid on Open Street Map data