Galankin Island Repeater Project

Sitka Ham Amateur Radio Klub [SHARK]   7-19-2018


Map 1


Scope:

Relocation of 2 existing SHARK repeaters to Galankin Island. Approximate Lat Lon 57.0325, -135.3293 at an estimated altitude of 50 to 70 feet, with a 40 foot tower.
The project is expected to extend the range of Amateur Radio Emergency Services [ARES] coverage to the end of Halibut Point Road, surrounding water access routes, and inhabited islands to the North of Sitka.


Map 2


2 Meter Repeater
146.820 mhz -   PL 114.8

70 CM Repeater
444.000 mhz +  PL 114.8

Technical details are available in this document:
Yaesu Fusion DR-1X Detail



Preliminary Field Testing

Simplex tests were done from Vern Culp's roof on Galankin Island with a 5 watt Baofeng hand held to Todd Dokey with a 50 watt radio in his car.

Radio Path Test        Galankin Island to Sitka road system    5 / 6 / 2018

F1 - 147.000 simplex                F2 - 440.000 simplex

RST Reports   1 = 0%Copy     3 = 50%Copy     5 = 100%Copy     S = Static

HPR                           
Mile        F1                        F2                    Location   
1    ______5_____     ______5______          ___Todd's________________   
2    ______5_____     ______5______          ___Pioneer Park______  ___   
3    ______5S____     ______5______          ___Ch Club Turn Out_   ____   
4    ______3_____     ______5______          __  Buss Stop 3300_  ______   
5    ______3_____     ______5______          ___Granite Creek   ________   
6    ______1_____     ______5______          ___Cruse Ship Dock   ______   



Repeater Cabinet Photo


Repeater Cabinet Photo


Yaesu Fusion DR-1X Detail

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