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KQ4PEC Mike Woods Application Feb.2024 I am newly licensed and wanting to join a community to learn more. I've always loved computers, so the digital modes possible with ham radio are really exciting to me. I also think that helping with public service events would be fun. I'm new, and I'd be

Membership Status Listing (including Expired Memberships over the Past 12 Months)

Total Records Found: 126
CallsignFirstLastStatus_Paid Thru1st Join New_Ham_Radio_Interest_Areas_Ham_Radio_Assistance_Needed_
KF4O Randy Adams Current Sep.2024 Jun.2022 . . . Antennas, CW, Public Service, 40m, 20m, 15m, ares
W3AHL Steve Ahlbom Current Apr.2024 Mar.2009 . . . Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, ares
W4OFZ Banks Anderson Current Sep.2024 Aug.2022 . . . Antennas, Nets/Net Control, SSB, 20m, 10m, 6m, 2m
KW4KZ Charles Anoia Expired Sep.2023 Jan.1998 . . .
KW4KZ/XYL Mary Anoia Expired Sep.2023 Sep.2022 . . .
KM4IWI William Bailey Current Dec.2024 May.2015 . . . CW, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio
N4GF Roger Barr Current Apr.2026 Jul.2015 . . . Antennas, QRP (Low Power), POTA
NA4VY David Belt Current Mar.2024 Jan.2001 . . . Antennas, Field Day, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m Install, Wire Antenna
AK4W Ed Best Current Sep.2024 Sep.2011 . . . APRS, Toantennas
KO4DHJ Ken Bigley Current Jul.2025 May.2020 . . . Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, Digital, Field Day, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, ares Install, Digital Wire-X Fusion C4FM
N8BR Bill Bischoff Renew Feb.2024 Jan.2015 . . . Antennas, CW, Field Day, Remote Station Ops, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m Operate, HF Station, Vehicle Antenna, Multiband, Tower, 160m
KF4WBK Chip Blach Current Sep.2024 Jan.2000 . . .
KN4QCC Onda Blevins Expired Jul.2023 Jun.2019 . . . Antennas, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Remote Station Ops, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Operate, Mobile Unit, Remote Station
KM4MDR John Boone Current Apr.2024 Aug.2015 . . . DX, Field Day
KF4COP Jim Boyle Current Sep.2024 Sep.2023 New
KS4VX Roger Boyles Expired Oct.2023 Dec.2012 . . . Antennas, Contesting, Digital, Field Day, Remote Station Ops, SSB, 80m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 10m, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, HF propagation
KA5JUJ Martin Brody Current Nov.2024 Jul.2016 . . . Antennas, DX, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m Operate, HF Station, Wire Antenna
KQ4BYL Jody Browning Current Jan.2025 Jan.2024 New Antennas, CW, Digital, Field Day, QRP (Low Power), SOTA
KF5CYN Derek Burrage Current Feb.2025 Feb.2024 New
KN4DRN Michael Canada Current Sep.2024 May.2018 . . . Antennas, DX, Mobile Ops, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Satellite Ops, SDR
KD8FQM Robert Carr Current Apr.2024 Jun.2022 . . . Auxcomm, Public Service, Repeaters
W4ORD William Carrington Expired Jun.2023 Aug.1992 . . . Antennas, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, DX, Field Day, Repeater Crew, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm, ares
KN4VDO Devin Ceartas Current Mar.2024 Mar.2023 New Antennas, Digital, DMR, Mobile Ops, Repeaters, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, ares
KN4JYP Kathy Chavis Current Jul.2024 Jul.2018 . . . Antennas
KQ4DCE John Colli Expired Sep.2023 Sep.2022 . . .
KO4QLU Patrick Connelly Current Jan.2025 Jan.2023 . . . Antennas, Auxcomm, DX, Field Day, Public Service, SSB, 15m, 10m, 6m
W4FK Bob Cook Current Oct.2024 Oct.2021 . . . Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, Satellite Ops, SDR, SOTA, SSB, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio HF Station, Tower
KO4RON Ron Craig Current Jan.2025 Jan.2021 . . . Antennas, Digital, DX, Public Service Build, Decision, HF Station, Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna
KI4RAN William Creery Current Jan.2025 Oct.2020 . . .
K4LIF Dan Daniel Current Aug.2024 Jul.2022 . . . Antennas, CW, Field Day, Remote Station Ops, SSB, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio
K1KPD Kevin Darby Current Jan.2025 Dec.2023 New
W4CFO Jim Davis Expired Nov.2023 Oct.2019 . . . Auxcomm, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR, Vintage Radio
K2RRT Mark DeWitt Expired Jul.2023 Jun.2020 . . . Antennas, CERT, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Repeaters, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, ares Build, Decision, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Grounding, Multiband, 80m, 40m, 20m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm
W4AG Stan Dicks Current Mar.2024 Mar.2023 New Antennas, Auxcomm, Contesting, CW, Digital, Nets/Net Control, SDR, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 30m, 17m, 6m, ares
WA1QCE Ron DiSalvo Current Nov.2024 Nov.2023 New CW, Digital, DMR, DX, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Repeaters, SDR, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Fix, HT Unit, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Stealth Antenna, Connectors, Feedline, Grounding, Multiband, Noise, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m
KM4NOU Joel Dunn Current Jan.2025 Jan.2016 . . . Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Repeaters, 40m
KR4UB Dan Eddleman Current Feb.2025 Apr.1993 . . . Antennas, Digital, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Remote Station Ops, Repeater Crew, SDR, SSB, 40m, 20m, 17m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, FT-8
N4KF Ken Fath Current Mar.2024 Mar.2020 . . . Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, Digital, DX, Public Service, SSB, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 6m, ares
WF4ZT John Feole Current Oct.2024 Oct.2023 New
KY4OU Christopher Ferrer Current Dec.2024 Aug.2022 . . . APRS, Auxcomm, Digital, DMR, DX, Mobile Ops, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), SDR, SSB, 20m, 2m, 70cm, ares
WA2JLW Roy Forrest Expired Sep.2023 Jul.2012 . . .
KO4CSW Robert Furberg Current Mar.2024 Mar.2020 . . . Auxcomm, CERT, Field Day, Public Service, ares
N1QYW Steve Gartrell Current Nov.2024 Jun.2021 . . . Public Service, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm Decision, Operate, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
KO4RQN James Gartrell Expired Jun.2023 Jun.2021 . . . Antennas, APRS, Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, ares Build, Decision, Install, Operate, HT Unit, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Remote Station, Beam Antenna, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Connectors, Feedline, Grounding, Multiband, Noise, Tuner, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, I'm still learning and will probably need help getting my Tech license.
W4QL Bob Good Current Jul.2024 Jul.2023 New
KX4P John Green Current Sep.2024 Feb.2014 . . .
K2IX Barry Groner Current Feb.2025 Dec.2022 . . . Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Field Day, SDR, SSB
KD4JWF Jose Guzman Current Oct.2024 Oct.2021 . . . Antennas, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, DX, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, QRP (Low Power), Satellite Ops, SOTA, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, ares, Go Kits, Raspberry PI Remote Station, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna
KN4QBZ Fred Gvillo Current Oct.2024 Feb.2020 . . . Antennas, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, SSB, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 12m, 10m, SHARES, DMR, DSTAR, WinLink Fix, Install, Operate, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Connectors, Feedline, Grounding, Tuner, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm, DMR. DSTAR, bonding, grounding
KM4MBG Jack Hill Current Apr.2024 Aug.2015 . . . Antennas, APRS, Digital, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR
KF4PAB Lenore Hill Current Apr.2024 Feb.2016 . . . APRS, Field Day, Repeaters, 2m, 70cm
KE4YRB Joline Hodges Current Mar.2024 Feb.1999 . . .
KE4NBB Ted Hodges Current Mar.2024 Feb.1999 . . .
N4JHH Joseph Horvath Current Mar.2024 Aug.2020 . . . Antennas, APRS, CERT, Digital, DMR, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SSB, Vintage Radio, 10m, 2m, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, ares HF Station
WA4PSC Howard Hoyt Current Mar.2024 Jun.2010 . . . Antennas, Contesting, CW, Field Day, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m
KM4WHL Sarah Hoyt Current Mar.2024 Feb.2017 . . .
KO4GJO Boyd Hudson Current Sep.2024 Aug.2020 . . . Antennas, Remote Station Ops, SDR, SSB, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
Greg Isley Greg Isley Current Jan.2025 Jan.2024 New
N1GMR Kimberley Jackson Current Mar.2024 Feb.1992 . . .
KZ1X Steve Jackson Current Mar.2024 Feb.1992 . . .
KM4WXW Jeffrey Jagoda Current Dec.2024 Nov.2018 . . . Auxcomm, Field Day, Public Service
KG4NEL Jim Jingozian Expired Nov.2023 Aug.2001 . . .
KI4MXP Gerald Jones Current Aug.2025 Nov.2006 . . .
KK4MEG Albert Jones Current Mar.2024 Jan.2015 . . .
KQ4JDJ Jere Judd Current Feb.2025 Feb.2024 New
AC4RD Ken Kuzenski Expired Apr.2023 Oct.2012 . . . Antennas, Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), 15m, 12m
W4BOH Wilson Lamb Expiring Jan.2024 Sep.2008 . . . Antennas, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, DX, Field Day, Public Service, Repeater Crew, SOTA, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 2m, 70cm, ares, Offering help with HF tube operation
K4OGP Chris Lamb Current Mar.2024 Feb.2021 . . .
KO4ICM Doug Largent Current Mar.2025 Nov.2020 . . . CW, QRP (Low Power), 40m Advice on CW
KO4TXN Steve Lovett Current Sep.2024 Jun.2020 . . .
KK4NNQ Mark MacAllister Current Aug.2024 Aug.2013 . . . APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, SOTA, 2m, 70cm
WQ8U Mac Macaulay Current Apr.2025 Mar.2022 . . . CW, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m
KV7D Adriano Marquz Expired Sep.2023 May.2006 . . .
KK4VOU Ted May Current Jan.2025 Dec.2023 New Antennas, CERT Build, Operate, Vehicle Antenna, Programming Baofeng
KN4BTI Mark McClish Expired Nov.2023 Aug.2018 . . . Public Service, antennas
KY4HU Charles McComas Expired Dec.2023 Oct.2019 . . .
K4KGM Kevin Medlin Expired Oct.2023 Oct.2022 . . . Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, Digital, DMR, DX, QRP (Low Power), SDR, ares
N1LN Bruce Meier Current Feb.2025 Jul.2006 . . . Antennas, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, SSB, Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m
N1YXU Laurie Meier Current Feb.2025 Jul.2006 . . . CERT, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, ares
WB1AJJ Jonathan Meigs Expiring Jan.2024 Sep.2020 . . . Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CW, DMR, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, Satellite Ops, SDR, SSB, Vintage Radio, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, ares, PI/Arduino
KQ4IWB Mike Merzke Current Jul.2024 Jun.2023 New Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio
KO4UFU Eldon Miller Current Dec.2024 Dec.2021 . . . Antennas, 10m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio
KK4VUR John Mitchell Current Jan.2025 Jan.2017 . . . SDR
KQ4GKB Nyi Myint Current Mar.2024 Feb.2023 . . .
W4AEN Ed Neely Current Oct.2024 May.2019 . . . Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, Field Day, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR, SSB, 80m, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm Decision, Install, Wire Antenna, Feedline, Grounding
KJ4TTU Steve Newton Current Jan.2025 Jan.2021 . . . Antennas, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, Mobile Ops, Repeater Crew, SDR
KG4JGJ Joseph Puentes Current Jul.2024 Jun.2021 . . .
KU4GC Dee Ramm Renew Feb.2024 Jul.1997 . . . Antennas, Digital, DX, paper chase
WB4OSU Sherri Rapp Current Nov.2024 Dec.2015 . . . Digital, DX, Field Day, Satellite Ops, 80m, 40m, 20m, 17m, 10m, PSK-31, FT-8, RTTY, FELD HELL, Winlink
N4KW Pete Raymond Current Apr.2024 Apr.2018 . . . Antennas, Contesting, CW, DX, Field Day, Repeater Crew, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 10m, antennas
N7RYN Ryan Reed Renew Feb.2024 Feb.2021 . . . Antennas, APRS, Digital, DMR, DX, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, SDR, SOTA, SSB, Vintage Radio, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm
KN4VXC Leo Reynolds Current Jun.2024 Aug.2019 . . . Antennas, QRP (Low Power), Vintage Radio, 160m, 80m, 40m
KB3ZD Glenn Ricart Current Mar.2025 Feb.2024 New
N2XZF Paul Robertson Current Apr.2024 Apr.2014 . . . Antennas, DX, Field Day, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, 20m, 10m Wire Antenna
KC1TWR Tim Rodgers Current Mar.2025 Mar.2023 New APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, Field Day, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, ares Decision, Remote Station, Wire Antenna, Vehicle Antenna, Grounding, 80m
KO4TVC Diana Rodriguez Expired Oct.2023 Oct.2021 . . . Antennas, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, Remote Station Ops, Satellite Ops, Vintage Radio, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Mobile Unit, Vehicle Antenna
KK4JGT Terry Schmidt Current Feb.2025 Jan.2019 . . . Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, 2m, 70cm, ares
N0US Paul Schnoes Current Sep.2024 Aug.2023 New
KD4UCZ Charles Schott Current Jan.2025 Sep.2019 . . . Antennas, Digital, Satellite Ops, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm
K4BMW Brian Shanahan Current Jan.2025 Jun.2020 . . .
KO4SZE Bob Shelton Current Sep.2024 Sep.2021 . . . Antennas, Field Day, Foxhunting, QRP (Low Power), Satellite Ops, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 2m
KR3AM Mark Sidell Current May.2024 Apr.2014 . . .
K4SAR Joe Simpson Current May.2024 Oct.1992 . . . Antennas, Auxcomm, Field Day, Foxhunting, SSB, 15m, 10m, ares
W7GBP Michael D Smith Current May.2024 Jan.2022 . . . Auxcomm, CERT, DMR
W4SAR Dave Snyder Current Apr.2024 Oct.1992 . . . Antennas, APRS, Digital, Field Day
KD4YJZ Karen Snyder Current Apr.2024 Oct.1992 . . . CERT, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, 10m, ares Operate
KK4RRT Michael Stein Current Sep.2024 Feb.2021 . . . Auxcomm, CERT, Mobile Ops, QRP (Low Power), 20m, 10m, 2m, 70cm, ares Install, HF Station, Wire Antenna, Feedline, Grounding
W1KES Keith Stouder Current Mar.2024 Jan.2015 . . . CW, DX, Field Day, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 20m
KY4SX Domingo Tabangcura Expired Dec.2023 Dec.2022 . . . Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, CW, Digital, DMR, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Repeaters, Repeater Crew, SDR, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, ares Decision, Operate, HT Unit, HF Station, Mobile Unit, Wire Antenna, Stealth Antenna, Vehicle Antenna
KJ4VWG Sam Tannous Current May.2024 Apr.2011 . . . Antennas, APRS, Contesting, CW, Digital, DMR, DX, Field Day, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, SDR, SSB, ares, ADS-B, Radio Astronomy, NEC2 Internals
KN4ZHP Mike Thorn Current Jan.2025 Jan.2020 . . . Antennas, APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, DX, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Repeaters, SDR, SOTA, MARS
KN4VXB Aurora Toennisson Current Jun.2024 Jun.2019 . . . APRS, CERT, Public Service, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio Build, Fix, Install, Operate, Want classes teaching ham radio
KA2DEW Tadd Torborg Expired Aug.2023 Jul.2007 . . . Repeaters, Vhf Packet Radio
K6LZL Wyatt Underwood Current Apr.2024 Mar.2023 New Antennas, APRS, Digital, DMR, DX, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, Repeaters, 80m, 40m, 2m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio
N3LTV Doug Wall Current Jul.2024 Jul.2022 . . . Antennas, Auxcomm, Digital, Nets/Net Control, 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m, 2m, 70cm
N4SJW John Welton Current Jul.2024 Sep.1992 . . . Auxcomm, CERT, Digital, DMR, Repeaters, Repeater Crew, Allstar
KN4EOO Rick Wenklar Current Aug.2024 Aug.2017 . . . APRS, Auxcomm, CERT, DMR, Mobile Ops, Public Service, ares
KA5ETS Douglas White Current Jul.2024 Aug.2011 . . . Antennas, Auxcomm, CERT, Contesting, CW, Digital, DX, Field Day, Nets/Net Control, Public Service, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Repeaters, SDR, SOTA, SSB, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio, ares, antennas, FT8
KW4JY Calvin Whitt Current Sep.2024 Aug.1992 . . . Antennas, Digital, DX, Remote Station Ops, SDR, SSB, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, digital, antennas
KO4BHX Ben Williams Current Mar.2024 Mar.2020 . . . Antennas, APRS, CW, Digital, DX, Field Day, Foxhunting, Mobile Ops, Nets/Net Control, QRP (Low Power), Remote Station Ops, Repeater Crew, Satellite Ops, SDR, SSB, Attended Meeting to Learn about Ham Radio
K4FD Dan Wise Current Nov.2024 Nov.2019 . . . Packet Radio
JRW-01-93 Jason Wolonick Current Oct.2024 Nov.2021 . . . Repeaters, Repeater Crew, 2m, 1.25m, 70cm, ares Decision, Fix, Operate, HF Station, Wire Antenna, Feedline, Multiband, Tuner, 40m, 20m, 10m, 6m, 2m, 70cm, Decision
W4LMW David Wright Expiring Jan.2024 May.2018 . . . Antennas, Field Day, Mobile Ops, Public Service, SDR, 2m, ares Install, Operate, Mobile Unit, Tower, 2m
W4KIL Andy Yates Current Feb.2025 Oct.2008 . . . Antennas, CW, Field Day, 160m, 80m, 40m, 30m, 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m
AI4MW Tommy Yeager Current Mar.2025 Jan.1999 . . .
K4AAI Jay Zaragoza Current Mar.2024 Jun.2019 . . .

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Tri-County Repeater Coverage Maps available on OCRA-DFMA groups.io

The repeater reach-ability testing during several recent OCRA Auxcomm nets on the 442.150 repeater and the demo presentation at the April 10 OCRA meeting (see Youtube video) illustrates many examples of how the topography from your location to a repeater site greatly affects the ability to communicate. 

Without quantitative tools to analyze the issue, it can be a difficult decision on how to fix the problem. What is the problem? What will be the most effective fix?

Repeater topographic coverage maps can help answer questions specific to your location.

To take advantage of these maps you will need to do 2 things:

  1. Download and install the Google Maps application from this URL: https://www.google.com/earth/versions/#earth-pro  
  2. Download the Tri-County Repeater Coverage maps  located on the OCRA -DFMA groups.io file storage area.

The URL link below contains repeater coverage topographic mapping for the 442.150, 145.450, 147.225 and 145.230 repeaters. More repeaters will be added in the future.

Three maps are available for each repeater to show coverage that can be expected with the typical HT, Mobile or Fixed base (home) installations.

Downloading the Repeater Coverage Maps:

You need to use your OCRA-DFMA groups.io login ID and password to access the files area shown below.

Click on this URL https://groups.io/g/OCRA-DFMA/files/Repeater%20Coverage  to go to the file storage area. 

When you click on the “Tri-County Repeater Coverage_V3C.kmz” file link as shown below, the file will download onto your computer, per your browser’s download settings.

Using the Google Earth Pro Application:

Click on the Tri-County Repeater Coverage_V3C.kmz file to open it with the Google Earth Pro application.

Several Google Earth features need to be active so you can select the coverage maps available for the repeater of interest.

The sidebar on the left will be needed to navigate the maps. If not visible, click on the command line “View, Toolbar” to turn it on.

Click the caret symbol to expand the settings and the sub-directories within the .kmz file.

You will want to turn on certain overlays by placing check marks for the applicable blocks as indicated below.

for the “Color Legend” (indicating signal strength into the repeater; more on this later.

“Key Locations” and “Other Locations” will show the repeaters and QTH locations for over 100 hams in the area.

Place a check mark next to the repeater map and station type of interest. In this example, the check mark is for the  442.150 repeater being used by a portable/home station.

Only 1 repeater map/station type should be turned on at a time.

Note:

  • A portable station is one that could be set up for emergency communications and is equivalent to a home station using a 30-50 watt mobile radio,  and a small tower or building mounted fixed base antenna up 20 feet off the ground.
  • The 147.250 file name below is a typo. It is the 147.225 DFMA repeater.

The maps for our region, created with Radio Mobile – RF propagation simulation software , shows the significant role terrain blocking plays in repeater coverage in our in our area. The color indicated at the selected station’s location indicates the expected signal strength back into the repeater. 

  • Red (-77dBm strength back to the repeater)  is solid copy, no noise or fading communications)
  • Yellow (-87dBm), Green (-97dBm) Good communications, may have some occasional noise down in the green areas
  • Turquiose (-107dBm), Blue (-117dBm) Will be unpredictable. May work at times reasonably OK with noise & dropouts or not at all.
  • White (on the color legend) (-117dBm)  No communications. These areas will simply the Google Earth imaging without any coloring.

Common radio setups used for repeater communications are the basis for the 3 topographic map runs made for each repeater.

  • 5 watt HT with the standard rubber duck antenna
  • Vehicle with a mobile radio with 30 UHF, 50 watts UHF output and vehicle antenna
  • Fixed based installation using a mobile radio and a base station antenna higher off the ground.

Additional Information:

Knowing the Effective Radiated Power (ERP) that your radio setup is providing back into the repeater can provide a more tangible perspective. 

  • The ERP Calculator  results below reveals a little better the actual radiated power levels than just considering the antenna gain expressed in decibels. 
  • HT 5 Watts with standard rubber duck antenna loss (VHF -6dBi, UHF -3dBi)

    •  VHF 5W ERP 0.766 watts
    •  UHF 5W ERP 1.53 watts 
  • Vehicle radio and external mounted antenna (e.g. Comet SBB14 VHF 3.5dBi UHF 6.0dBi gain)

    • VHF 5W   ERP 6.83 watts
    • UHF 5W   ERP 12.14 watts
    • VHF 50W ERP 68.25 watts
    • UHF 30W ERP 72.82 watts
  • Fixed based installation again using a mobile radio and fixed base antenna (e.g. Comet GP-9N VHF 8.5dbi UHF 11.9dBi gain)

    • VHF 5W   ERP 21.58 watts
    • UHF 5W   ERP 47.22 watts
    • VHF 50W ERP 215.84watts,
    • UHF 30W ERP 283.32 watts 

Coax loss with also have to be considered for the vehicle and fixed based antennas.

I wish to express my thanks and gratitude to Steve, W3AHL for sharing his valuable knowledge and experience with the Radio Mobile RF propagation application.

Dan, KR4UB

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