Williamsport 675 WQGU515

 

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Welcome to the WQGU515 Williamsport 675 GMRS Repeater.  On Facebook

This repeater is open for any licensed GMRS user and their family.  Please research and follow the General Mobile Radio Service guidelines and rules so you and your family and other users can have a plesant experience.  For more information and how to get your license click this link https://www.fcc.gov/general/general-mobile-radio-service-gmrs

 

These coverage maps are models of approx coverage to expect. Coverage map  or in a NEW window click http://k5ehx.net/single.php?id=27337

Try this map since the other is currently having an issue.  Both repeaters are at the same site with similar demensions.  http://k5ehx.net/single.php?id=27270

 

9/17/12, the repeater was put on the air on Bald Eagle Mountain just south of Williamsport, PA - Lycoming County on Skyline Drive at 1,912 feet elevation.

The repeater is currently 2 - Kenwood TK-8180 UHF mobile radios hooked together powered by an Astron 20 amp power supply using Celwave Mobile Duplexers. 

12/1/14 an ID-O-Matic IV was installed and the repeater now has a Voice and Morse Code ID with a couple other options.

12/21/13 Installed a Diamond X50C2 (commercial frequency version of the Diamond X50A.)  This antenna has 7.2 DB on UHF.  Using about 50 feet of 1/2 inch hardline.

11/22/15 WQGU515.com

12/28/15 Installed a preamp and a band pass cavity on the receiver of the repeater.  Since the preamp has been installed I have heard a user several times down near Hershey or Lancaster on 322 talking on the repeater down there (was a good signal into this repeater also) and in early March 2016 I heard a user near Manchester, PA talking on a repeater down in that area who was also coming in with a good signal.

7/21/16 Replaced the Motorola GM300 Radios with Kenwood TK-8180 radios for the repeater.

 

The other repeaters at this tower site are

KB3HLL's 147.090 and 443.050  Amateur "Ham" Radio Repeaters

KB3AWQ's 444.900 (PL 173.8)  Ham Radio Repeater and N3NXC-2 APRS digi-peater on 144.390 (which these two share the same antenna (Diamond X50A Dual Band 4.5 DB on VHF and 7.2 DB  on UHF)

Contact email GMRS@ KB3AWQ.com or WQGU515@ WQGU515.com

Even though anyone with a GMRS license or their family can use this repeater anytime, I'd appreciate you letting me know how the repeater did for you when you used it or if you are able to send me something just to know the repeater is being used, any comments, questions, the experience you had or your the location you were and signal report as I am not sure of its entire coverage myself.

Enjoy!

John,

WQGU515.com / KB3AWQ.com / W3AHS.com



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