Live Stream of the 146.820 Repeater

Thanks to Van, KM4KBS, we are able to stream our 146.820 repeater’s analog feed over the internet.  Go to on air activities in the top menu bar and you will see the 146.820 live stream button. I do not know if this will stream digital communications or not.  

CARS Repeaters are back on the air!

Bill Runyon and Bill Mellema worked with the tower crew and a tech from Gately Communications yesterday to resolve our repeater antenna issues. They are both repaired and were put back in service around 3pm. The problem was bad/broken connectors on the jumpers from the antennas to their hardline. Therefore Read More …

Installation of the 146.820 Yaesu System Fusion Repeater

Just a little video showing CARS Members Bill Runyon, WF4R, Bill Mellema, N3WM and Keith Ainsley, KG4ZXK, switching our VHF 146.820 Repeater from Motorola analog to Yaesu System Fusion.  This is our second digital repeater.  Our other repeater is 444.000 MHz.  The Motorola is going to be a standby VHF Read More …

The 146.820 is now digital

This afternoon Bill, WF4R, Bill, N3WM, and Keith, KG4ZXK, went out to the Butts Station site and switched the 146.820 repeater over to the Yaesu System Fusion repeater.  It operates just like the 444 machine in that it senses if the signal coming in is analog or digital and switches Read More …

Medium Wave AM switch-off in Germany

Deutschlandfunk reports an era comes to an end when, on December 31, 2015, the last medium wave transmitters are switched off in Germany For many lovers of analog radio technology a memorable event, because now the transition to the digital era is irrevocably accomplished. No more noise and crackle, no Read More …