Central Texas' Wide Area Repeater.
147.140MHz + / PL 123.0Hz
This is the Bell County EOC & ARES Repeater that supports the Surrounding areas & Counties in any Emergency Communications need via Amateur Radio Operators. The repeater is also connected to Echo-Link. During Severe Weather events its connected directly to the Fort Worth Office of the National Weather Service via W5BEC-R ID # 99000 or N5ZXJ-R ID # 1947. This has helped Ft. Worth NWS have positive ground truth during severe weather events in Central Texas.
Echolink #99000 is set for connections to the NWS ONLY. It is not an open connection.
From 1680 Feet AGL, this repeater has coverage into about 20 counties or about 70 miles radius of Central Texas. Located on a 1924 foot TV Broadcast Tower 2 miles east of IH-35 in Eddy, TX.
Coverage is from the IH-35 East-West split north of Hillsboro to the Texas Capital in Austin down south, West to San Saba, and East to near IH-45.
Questions about the Repeater? Contact: W5VEX or N5ZXJ
Last update: 01/13/2012 09:34:13 PM
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