Westcreek

The CRA's Westcreek site is 16 miles southwest of Castle Rock at an elevation of 9,200 feet. This site covers downtown Denver, and south down to at least Monument.

We are looking for signal reports from these repeaters!  Please drop a note to cra@w0cra.org with your location, power level, and antenna, and let us know how it sounds.


147.225 -- the 147.225 MHz (input +.600 MHz) W0CRA/R. This repeater is linked full time to145.160 Cheyenne Mountain (Colorado Springs) repeater, and the 145.460 Eldorado Mountain (Boulder) repeater.

The repeater requires a CTCSS tone of 107.2 Hz for access. The repeater transmits a CTCSS tone of 107.2 Hz. You can program your radio to only receive signals with the tone to prevent reception of noise and intermod.

This repeater is comprised of a 40 watt Motorola MTR2000 repeater, an S-COM 7330 repeater controller, a Decibel Products duplexer, and a 6-db antenna mounted approximately 100 feet up the tower omnidirectional pattern. 

Note: Coverage of this repeater is currently limited to Douglas County and southeast side of the Denver Metro area.  We plan to improve the antenna system in 2018!  Use 145.460 for Denver coverage.

IRLP node 3990, Echolink node 347086, and a statewide autopatch are available to members on this repeater.


224.980 -- (temporarily off the air) the 224.980 MHz (input -1.600 MHz) W0CRA/R 1-1/4-meter repeater is linked full time to the 147.225 System. The club's Denver autopatch may be accessed here. Having a 222 repeater linked to a two-meter repeater allows a family member with a Novice-class license to join in the fun on the busy 147.225 System.

The repeater transmits a CTCSS tone of 107.2 Hz. You can program your radio to only receive signals with the tone to prevent reception of noise and intermod.

This repeater is comprised of a GE Mastr II station repeater, a Wacom duplexer and a 9-db antenna mounted 70-feet up a tower with a directional pattern aimed at Denver.


448.425 -- the 448.425 MHz (input -5.000 MHz) W0CRA/R 70-centimeter (UHF) repeater is one of the busiest UHF repeaters in the Denver area with 15 to 20 hours of use every week.  This repeater is linked full time with the Simla 147.105 repeater.  Give it a try!

The repeater requires a CTCSS tone of 107.2 Hz for access. The repeater transmits a CTCSS tone of 107.2 Hz. You can program your radio to only receive signals with the tone to prevent reception of noise and intermod.

This repeater is comprised of a 100 watt Motorola MTR2000 repeater with an S-COM 7330 controller, a multicoupler and combiner, and a 9-db antenna at the top of the tower with a directional pattern aimed at Denver.


History of the 222 repeater -- The decision to link the 224.980 repeater full time to the 147.225 repeater was prompted for many reasons. First and foremost, the CRA has a "rag-chew" philosophy. Activity on the 222 band in the Denver area was virtually non-existent. Yes, there are other 222 repeaters, but a study showed very little activity on them. Therefore, in keeping with the "busy-is-better" idea, we continuously linked a very busy two-meter repeater to the 222 repeater and, instantly, there is a 222 repeater where someone can go and find activity. This still leaves the other 222 repeaters quiet so a person who likes a quiet repeater can have a choice. An added benefit of the two-meter/222 continuous link is the ability of a Novice class licensed amateur to have a gateway to our two-meter repeater. A family with two-meter equipment having a new Novice class amateur can purchase only one piece of radio gear (a 222 rig) to have the ability to speak with its new amateur. The FCC, due to amateur radio operators requests, passed the Novice enhancement rulings. This is a clear indication to us more amateurs wanted Novices to have voice privileges. The CRA responded with a 222 repeater that is the busiest in the West.

The original 224.980 repeater was built from a Kendecom repeater and controller.  This repeater has since been upgraded to a GE Mastr II station repeater that was converted from VHF.

 

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