Williamsport 675 WQGU515
Welcome to the WQGU515 Williamsport 675 GMRS Repeater. On Facebook
This repeater is open for any licensed GMRS user and their family. Please research and follow the General Mobile Radio Service guidelines and rules so you and your family and other users can have a plesant experience. For more information and how to get your license click this link https://www.fcc.gov/general/general-mobile-radio-service-gmrs
Coverage map of approximate coverage to expect - Coverage Map
The best signal will be when the leaves are off of the trees as the antenna is around the tree top level at the site.
9/17/12, the repeater was put on the air on Bald Eagle Mountain just south of Williamsport, PA - Lycoming County on Skyline Drive at 1,912 feet elevation.
The repeater is currently 2 - Kenwood TK-8180 UHF mobile radios hooked together powered by an Astron 20 amp power supply.
12/1/14 an ID-O-Matic IV was installed and the repeater now has a Voice and Morse Code ID with a couple other options.
12/21/13 Installed a Diamond X50C2 (commercial frequency version of the Diamond X50A.) This antenna has 7.2 DB on UHF. Using 50 feet of 1/2 inch hardline.
12/28/15 Installed a preamp and a band pass cavity on the receiver of the repeater. Since the preamp has been installed I have heard a user several times down near Hershey or Lancaster on 322 talking on the repeater down there (was a good signal into this repeater also) and in early March 2016 I heard a user near Manchester, PA / North Queen St. North York, PA talking on a repeater down in that area who was also coming in with a good signal but was on a base radio and antenna.
7/21/16 Replaced the Motorola GM300 Radios with Kenwood TK-8180 radios for the repeater.
6/20/18 replaced the mobile duplexers with Wacom WP678 and is working very well.
The other repeaters at this tower site are
KB3HLL's 147.090 and 443.050 Amateur "Ham" Radio Repeaters
KB3AWQ's 444.900 Ham Radio Repeater and KC3AWP-10 APRS digi-peater I-Gate on 144.390 (which these two share the same antenna (Diamond X50A Dual Band 4.5 DB on VHF and 7.2 DB on UHF)
Contact email GMRS@ KB3AWQ.com or WQGU515@ WQGU515.com
Even though anyone with a GMRS license or their family can use this repeater anytime, I'd appreciate you letting me know how the repeater did for you when you used it or if you are able to send me something just to know the repeater is being used, any comments, questions, the experience you had or your the location you were and signal report as its nice to know how its doing. I have heard people several times in southern PA talking although they are on a repeater there so they don't here Williamsport but occasionally hear it when it beacons once per hour. I have heard people in the York and Hershey area.
WQGU515.com / KB3AWQ.com / W3AHS.com
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