Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The repeater is located above Pittsburgh's North Side on the WPXI channel 11 television tower and covers the city and surrounding Allegheny County area. The machine is the official ARES repeater for the county. It transmits a continuous CTCSS tone of 88.5 and if need be can be switched to 88.5 on the receiver. Normally though the machine runs with carrier squelch on the input.
If you are in the Pittsburgh area please feel free to use the machine and say hello to the hams in the area.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The North Hills Amateur Radio Club's 147.090 repeater is out of service for repairs. If you are in the Pittsburgh area please use the sister repeater on 146.880. It is hopped that the 09 machine will be back on the air within a week. All of the North Hills Club repeaters have exceptional "uptime" service records so this is an unusual situation partially because of the holiday this week. I will post when the machine is back on line. The weekly club net normally held on 147.09 at 08:30 PM local time will be moved to the 88 machine this evening.