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 …

146.61 MHz repeater back up and is running Yaesu System Fusion

Bill, WF4R, reports the 146.61 MHz repeater at Bowers Hill is operational again and is now running the new System Fusion digital system that the City of Chesapeake purchased.  On analog you need the 162.2 Hz tone for access and at this moment I don’t know if tone squelch is 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 …