VK2RPM - ORARC, Middle Brother, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 31° 42.088 E 152° 40.709
56J E 469532 N 6492608
Quick Description: While I was trying to find a nearby trig point I found the transmitting tower for the Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club, on Middle Brother, on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 2/21/2016 10:53:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMQFF0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

Long Description:
From communication with the Chairman of the Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club, I was given the following links, and further information.
The ACMA Register of Radiocommunications Licences: (visit link)
NSW Radio Clubs: (visit link)
Map of Repeaters: (visit link)

The club operates 2 repeaters from Middle Brother, 2 metre (VHF), and 70 cm (UHF).
The Output Frequency of the UHF is 438.525 MHz, and Input Frequency is 433.525 MHz. The CTCSS sub audible tone for UHF is 123.0 Hz for in/out.

I wasn't too clear on the meaning of one variable, as I think the Antenna Height above the average terrain would be approaching 1,500 feet, as the base of the repeater is at 515 m (ASL), and it is another 15 m higher again. With most of the surrounding country being quite low (as in 10 to 50 m elevation.) However I went with the answer from ORARC.
Repeater Call Sign: VK2RPM

Output Frequency: 147.00

Input Frequency: 146.00

Input/Output Tone: A tone is required for input, but no tone is encoded on output.

Input Tone: 91.5 Hz CTCSS sub audible tone

Output Tone: None

Output Power: 50.00

Antenna height (above average terrain): 50.00

Club Web Page: [Web Link]

IRLP: no


Echolink: yes

Echolink Node Number: Not given

D-STAR: no

Visit Instructions:
Not ham operator: Obtain geographical proximity to repeater site and post relevant picture with log. CAUTION: Observe posted KEEP OUT signs to prevent exposure to high levels of RF emissions. Do not climb towers. Do not trespass. Ham operator: Complete a QSO on the repeater. Requirements: Your call, the other station's call, signal report from other station, your location relative to repeater (GPS coordinates, or bearing/distance), transmit power.
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