K5VPW - AllStar Repeater 42721
AllStar Operating Procedures
The repeater is open for local use by all hams. To connect to AllStar, simply key your transmitter and, using your touch tone pad, input *3(node number). To disconnect, key your transmitter and touch tone *1(node number). To disconnect all nodes, key your transmitter and touch tone *76. Please pause for 2 seconds after you key the transmitter before you speak or enter touch tones. This allows the connection to complete across the network and helps avoid dropping syllables or words from the start of your transmission. It will also ensure that touch tones are decoded properly. Please pause between transmissions to allow other stations to call or disconnect. Always disconnect the node when you are finished with your QSO. If the node is connected and you wish to connect to a different node, please ask if anyone locally is using the node. If there is no response, feel free to disconnect and connect to the node of your choice.
Useful touch tone codes
Information About the RepeaterThe K5VPW 145.350 mHz repeater is an analog repeater running AllStar. It is open to all hams and is located in northeast San Antonio, inside Loop 410. Feel free to use the repeater locally or link to a reflector or another repeater. If you do link to a reflector or another repeater, please unlink when you are finished. The transmitter is an Alinco DR-135 and the receiver is also a DR-135. Both are cabled to a six cavity Decibel Products duplexer, model 4062. The antenna is a 6.5db gain monoband vertical, up 33 feet at the base, fed with 1/2 inch hardline. The transmitter runs 5 watts and drives a Mirage amplifier. The amplifier is cooled by an external fan. After duplexer and feedline losses, 35 watts is delivered to the antenna. The controller is a Raspberry Pi V3 with 1 gb of RAM and a 32gb SD card. The Raspberry Pi image is AllStar V1.6 configured as a repeater. Internet speeds are 600mb download and 35mb upload.
|AllStar Node Number:||42721|
|Repeater Frequency / pl:||145.350mHz / pl 110.9|
|Repeater City:||San Antonio|
|Repeater Install Date:||September 2019|
|Repeater Owner:||Jim Finney|
|Repeater Latitude:||29.47256 North|
|Repeater Longitude:||98.51527 West|
|e-mail repeater owner:||email@example.com|
|This information updated:||April 5, 2021|