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RACK Repeater UPDATE:

posted Apr 20, 2014, 8:36 AM by David Waters   [ updated Sep 23, 2017, 10:46 AM by Lou Dreinhoefer ]
New underground power feed is now complete the the AC4JF site and extra meter installed for RACK equipment.  Tower has been erected for future RACK antennas.  Planning ongoing for building structure to house RACK repeater equipment with possible build by end of November.

9-23-17 LHD

The main repeater system is moved to AC4JF site.  For now only the 147.300 repeater will be operational.  The Monday night FM net will be conducted on 147.300.  The 145.21 repeater is still operational in the north Knoxville area. The 53.770 repeater is temporarily located at an east Knoxville location but has very poor coverage.  The Sunday night net will use only the 53.150 repeater starting Dec. 4.  The Sunday night will also have a USB session on 50.2 mhz starting around 9:20 and a AM session on 50.4 mhz starting around 9:40.

11-30-16 LHD

The power was restored to the repeater site in Walland today.  The repeaters are operational now.  Sunday and Monday night nets will resume on our frequencies again.  The 444.575 repeater is not linked to the other repeaters.

5-11-16  LHD


The repeater system has been repaired and 53.770, 147.300, 224.50, and 444.575 are operational and linked again thanks to the work of AC4JF and team.  Also the weather station and hamcam are working again.  This was completed on 5-24-14.  Additional work is required to put the RACK RIBS on the air.

August 2015, the 444.575 and 145.21 repeaters have been upgraded to Yeasu Fusion analog/digital repeaters.  Therefore, 444.575 repeater is no longer linked to the other repeaters.  Users with Yeasu digital radios may operate these two repeaters in digital mode if desired.  If a user transmits in analog mode, the repeater switches back to analog mode.

Weekly nets:
Sunday 9 pm - RACK 6 meter, check in any of above freqs. Tone of 100 may be required
              9:30 pm - check in on usb on 50.2
              9:45 - check in on am on 50.4

Monday 9 pm - RACK Tech Net and Swap/Shop, check in any of above freqs.  Tone of 100 may be required
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