Our 2-meter FM repeater is located in Canton, Stark County, Ohio (near US RT 62 and Cleveland Ave N, grid square EN90ht). It’s receive frequency is 146.790- Mhz with a PL of 141.3hz. It is streamed and archived (for 180 days) via the internet on Broadcastify.
The Canton Amateur Radio Club repeater committee, control operators, club officers and trustees hope you enjoy using the machine. Our coordinated repeater offers good Stark County area coverage. 146.790- acts as a back up to the 147.120+ ARES repeater during times of emergency operations.
- It is helpful if the PTT button is pressed and held for 1 to 2 seconds before talking – this lets the repeater decide if the signal is analog or digital and take the appropriate action, as well as key up any connected remote systems, otherwise the beginning of a conservation could be clipped.
- Current Analog FM users will not be affected, however, it is a good idea for all existing Analog FM users to program their radios on 146.790- to full encode/decode of the 141.3 Hz PL tone so as not to hear the digital audio, which sounds like white noise on analog radios. If you don’t program full CTCSS and you turn on your scan function, digital traffic may lock up your radio. With full decode on, your rigs scan feature should by pass 146.790-, unless there’s an analog FM conversation occurring.
- Both Analog FM and Digital users will be co-sharing the repeater, only one conversation can exist on the repeater at a time.
- No matter what mode you are using to access the repeater, all users should remember to check your radios busy light or hit your monitor button prior to making a call. This is done to make sure you are not accidently interfering with an ongoing digital conversation.
- The repeater is open to all licensed hams, so pass the word that 146.790 is now Analog/Digital.
- Contributions to the repeater fund can be made at any meeting or mailed to: Canton Amateur Radio Club, P. O. Box 8673, Canton, OH 44711-8673, and will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance.