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Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association

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Repeaters & Digital Radio
Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association

   
    General Information     EchoLink Equipment Used By The W7EI Repeater
    Arizona Repeater Frequencies

General Information


The Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association owns and operates this state of the art two-meter repeater W7EI, atop Mingus Mountain on the frequency of 147.220 Mhz (+600)(162.2 tone), and is an open repeater and may be used by any licensed Amateur Radio Operator. The repeater covers the Verde Valley including Sedona, Prescott, Ash Fork, Flagstaff, and Phoenix. The repeater provides everyday communications and urgent traffic during Emergencies and Search and Rescue operations. A Courtesy tone of "One Beep" is used on the repeater if you key before the "Beep" the repeater could time out. Please use standard repeater etiquette. Autopatch is not available on this repeater.


Trustee for the Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association W7EI repeater is


W7EI/R - 2 Meter Repeater
147.220 MHz Out / 147.820 MHz In - 162.2 Hz PL Tone

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The Repeater Building and Associated Antennas
Located on Mingus Mountain, Arizona

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W7EI Two-Meter Repeater Vertex-Standard VXR 7000
with the filter cavities (duplexer) in the open rack (foreground) Mike Wingate, WA6LSE (SK)

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The Repeater Tower and Associated Antennas
Located on Mingus Mountain, Arizona

Bob Rosevear WB7RRQ Photo

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W7EI Two-Meter Repeater Vertex-Standard VXR 7000
And
Link Repeater Control System

Bob Rosevear WB7RRQ Photo

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The Repeater Building (notice power cord upper right)
Located on Mingus Mountain, Arizona (foreground) Bob Thompson, KC8BOB

Bob Rosevear WB7RRQ Photo
and he is also in charge of interior and exterior painting of the building

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The installed meter takes the place of the temporary power cord we had in place four years. W7EI two-meter repeater now has clean permanant APS power

Bob Rosevear WB7RRQ Photo
and he is also in charge of interior and exterior painting of the building

APS W7EI repeater power project consisted of pulling all of the power cable and terminating the underground connections etc.

It was a good team effort by the crew Mike Wingate WA6LSE (SK), Bob Thompson KC8BOB, Pete Morrison K6VVR, Tim Henriksen KF7GCO and Bob Rosevear WB7RRQ to give the club clean reliable APS power.

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The VVARA Club owns and operates this state of the art two-meter repeater W7EI, atop Mingus Mountain on the frequency of 147.220 Mhz (+600)(162.2 tone), and is an open repeater and may be used by any licensed Amateur Radio Operator. The repeater covers the Verde Valley including Sedona, Prescott, Ash Fork, Flagstaff, and Phoenix. The repeater provides everyday communications and urgent traffic during Emergencies and Search and Rescue operations. A Courtesy tone of "One Beep" is used on the repeater if you key before the "Beep" the repeater could time out. Please use standard repeater etiquette. Autopatch is not available on this repeater.
 
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The Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association owns and operates this state of the art EchoLink system used on W7EI repeater, currently the EchoLink system being maintained and is located at KC7TIL Steve Pearson's home in Prescott Valley, Arizona

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There is more to setting up the W7EI-L EchoLink system than just making the system look pretty. Steve Pearson KC7TIL has did allot on the EchoLink system to everything more organized including running everything on 12 volts DC including the modem/router with a huge back up battery (bottom of the rack). The system draws about 2 amps on standby and about 4 amps on transmit. The back up battery is rated at 90 amp hours so it should run the system for about 36 hours easy. The Astron power supply was in club inventory for years but someone had shorted it out and Jim Beck KJ7NW was able to repair it and it has an automatic switch over circuit to go to the battery in the event of an APS power outage. The Astron is rated at 20 amps (16 amps continuous) with a built in float charger to keep the back up battery charged. The rack was donated by Matt Dutton N7YIO along with the back up battery, he also found four other commercial batteries at work in the scrap heap, which were still rated at 85%+ capacity so the club has ZERO cash outlay for the two back up batteries on the 147.220 repeater on Mingus, the W7EI-L EchoLink resides at Steve KC7TIL's residence, the 220 repeater Rod Rosenbarger KI6FH maintains is in the VVARA building on Mingus as well as one for Bob Smith WB6ODR's Backup EchoLink WB6ODR-L also. Of course allot of credit is due Jack Crabtree W7JLC for getting things started in the first place.

EchoLink Information


Echolink
Learn More And Download EchoLink: Amateur Radio Using Voice-Over-IP

All club members wanting to use Echolink should email their reqest to be added to the approved list.

Any non-members wanting to use Echolink are handled on a case-by-case basis.

The Verde Valley Amateur Radio Association board of directors may, approve non-members wanting to use Echolink.

Please email all requests to

Arizona Repeater Frequencies

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6 - Meter 2 - Meter
1.25 - Meters 70 - Centimeter
33 - Centimeter 23 - Centimeter
Arizona Packet Listing .

Type Codes

O = open
C = closed or private
A = autopatch
CA = closed autopatch
PL = Subaudible Tone Access
P = packet
E = emergency power
L = Linked to another radio or radios. File one application for each transmitter.
R = races or similar
RM = Remote Base
TV = television
LINK = A point to point link

Listings prefaced with a * are pending coordinations.

Repeater listings are from the:

Arizona Repeater Owners Frequency Coordination Committee
a subcommittee of the
Amateur Radio Council of Arizona


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