The Capitol Peak Repeater Group is a non-affliated organization. It is operated by a corporation of Western Washington amateurs and is maintainted without affliation to any club, organization or individual. It was placed into operation as a public service, to serve the community and you the amateur. It depends on donations to stay in service.
The repeater covers the Washington coast from Moclips to the Columbia River; I-5 south to Longview; north to Seattle and west to the Cascades. Using a 25 watt mobile with a 5/8 wave antenna, you will find very few “dead spots” within this area. At the present time, the 145.47 repeater is intertied to the Evergreen Intertie network. The south link is installed through to Salem, Oregon and the east link covers Eastern Washington, Northern Idaho and east to Central Montana.
The repeater used on the Peak is a Motorola MTR 2000. The current backup repeater is an Icom RP-1520. The repeater is controlled by a Link Communications RLC-II microprocessor controller. Power output is approximately 50 watts to an isolator and cavity duplexer to a commercially made gain antenna. An autopatch serving Thurston County and Shelton areas is incorporated within the repeater. The 145.47 controller is also interfaced to the Evergreen Intertie controller.
The intertie system consists of three seperate 440 repeaters. One repeater for the north intertie, one for the south and one for the west. These were constructed from commercial radiotelephone equipment and operate at about 10 watts. The link repeaters use helical resonators and isolators through a duplexer and filter to three raydome covered, silver plated log perodic antennas. One pointed to Tiger Mountain, one pointed to Kalama and one pointed to Ocean Shores. All four repeaters are interfaced and controlled by a complex microprocessor controller. The repeater is housed in the DNR building. The antennas are on the DNR tower at the 80 foot level.
The entire system consists of 5 transmitters, 6 receivers, 2 mocroprocessor controllers, 4 duplexors, isolators, cavities, antennas, transfer circuts, sensor circuts and a phone system.
The repeater controller features voice response to commands, time and data readout, inside and outside temperature readout, power supply voltage readout, message readouts, tone pad test, interrogate functions and control functions. The codes and their use are available upon joining the CAPITOL PEAK REPEATER GROUP.
Dues for membership to the CAPITOL PEAK REPEATER GROUP are $25.00 per year for individual, $40.00 for family ( immediate family-same household ) and $10.00 for youth ( 18 or under ). A lifetime membership is also available for those over 60 years of age. Contact K7CAH or a board member for details. Those who are members to the Capitol Peak Repeater will be placed on a mailing list and will receive all link codes plus all updatedinformation on the repeater and intertie as it becomes available. You must maintain your yearly dues to stay active on the membership list. If you become inactive then you must defrain from using any codes or privlidges, pertaining to the Capitol Peak Repeater only, offered to you until such time that your membership is reinstated.
If you would like to receive a brochure on the Capital Peak Repeater please contact Rick Taylor K7CAH
Orange = handheld
Red = handheld with external antenna
Purple = mobile
Dark purple = base station
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