KB3AWQ 6 Meters and 10 Meters FM Simplex Link Remote

From June 2020 to present, 444.900 repeater PL 173.8 and 52.490 PL 173.8 Simplex is on Node 513963 which are internet linked full time via Allstarlink. 147.300 is still RF linked in to 444.900 which is also part of the Echolink and Allstar mix. To listen to the live audio stream click here. Echolink is accessible via KB3AWQ-R node number 277377. If you are on Allstarlink, use node 513963 to connect to the system, the other node numbers won't allow you to connect. 29.600 simplex PL 100.0 is now also part of the system as of November 2020. This is located at another tower site about 2 or 3 air miles east of the 440 and 6m on Armstrong Mountain just east of Route 15 which overlooks Montoursville and up and down the Williamsport valley pretty well as well to the south. All four frequencies are linked together so you may hear someone on 2 meters coming out on 10 meters FM.

Below is pre June 2020. The radio is on 52.490 PL 173.8 Simplex only but documenting the history, I'll let it on here as some of it still applies to the current equipment being used.

In addition to the RF link between the Williamsport, PA W3AHS 147.300 PL 151.4 repeater and KB3AWQ 444.900 PL 173.8 repeater, there is the 52.490 PL 173.8 Simplex Link that is on port 2 of the 444.900 repeater controller. When anyone talks on the 147.3 or 444.9 repeater it also comes out on 52.490 Simplex. When you come in on 52.490 and transmit PL 173.8, you will come out over the 147.3 and 444.9 repeater. Echolink node number 277377 (KB3AWQ-R) is also part of the mix as well so if you are out of range of the repeaters, you can connect to Echolink and see how your getting in on 10 or 6 meters.

The low band radio use for 6 meters and 10 meters is a modded Kenwood TK-6110-2 (FM only). The antenna is a DB-212 folded dipole fed with about 60 foot of LMR-400.


I'd be interested in any signal reports and you can email 6meters @ KB3AWQ.com with signal report as the subject or any other questions or comments.

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