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KCOMM Repeater SiteSan Antonio Area Ham Radio Repeaters

by Frank, KE5IJS and Lee, N5NTG
Last edited September 10, 2012

(photo at left shows repeater site at Kcomm Ham Radio Store for the San Antono Radio Club's repeaters, plus others. Click on photo for larger view.)



Repeater Coordination

Texas VHF-FMRadio repeater locations and frequencies in the Amateur Radio Service are coordinated in Texas by the Texas VHF/FM Society. Hams wishing to have a "coordinated" repeater work with the Society to ensure that their repeater won't interefere with another nearby repeater on the same frequency, or that the other repeater won't cause interferrence with their own repeater. In the case where coverage areas overlap slightly, one method of reducing interferrence is to use different PL or CTCSS tones to key up the repeater.

RepeaterAs one prime example, both San Antonio and Austin have popular repeaters on 146.94. When band conditions are right, or if you happen to be in the right place (like a tall hill) at the right time, you will hear Austin's repeater down here in San Antonio. To resolve this "problem", the owners of the San Antonio repeater chose to put a tone of 179.9 done on all of their local area repeaters. This choice, made back in the mid-nineties, wasn't done lightly, quickly, or without much controversy and discussion within the San Antonio Repeater Organization club.

Now if you want to block out the Austin repeater, simply lock in "tone decode" with the 179.9 PL tone, and you won't hear Austin. But if you drive up to Austin, you don't need to change tones, because their repeater works without a tone, and thus will transmit your signal just fine.

Tower SiteSometimes repeaters are located on top of commercial towers, some are on top of taller buildings, and others are run from the Trustee's house or place of business. To the left is a photo taken showing the top of a typical commercial tower site with multiple antenna systems are installed on a single tower. This requires the use of duplexers to filter out adjacient signals to prevent problems with the other repeaters at the same location. Click on photo for larger view. In the San Antonio area, we are blessed with mostly free repeater sites because it does matter "who you know" in terms of property management companies.

Below is a list that Frank, KE5IJS, compiled from various sources, both on and off the air, plus some cross-references done by Lee, N5NTG (webmaster) with the Texas VHF/FM Society's 2006-2007 repeater directory. Just because a repeater is "coordinated" doesn't mean it is actually on the air, and coordination requirements won't keep some repeaters from operating especially if they are lower power / altitude where they don't cause problems with other repeaters.

Anyone with corrections / additions is strongly encouraged to contact the webmaster to get this list updated. This list is intended to further help the hams in our area know what resources are available to them.

6 Meter Repeaters
Frequency -/+ Offset (Tone) Trustee Call / Sponsor / Notes
53.090 mHz - (123.0) W5ROS / ROOST
53.130 mHz - (179.9) K5SUZ / SARO
53.170 mHz - (Tone ?) WA5KBQ
53.250 mHz - (186.2) KB5MXO / SCTA

 

2 Meter Repeaters
Frequency -/+ Offset (Tone) Trustee Call / Sponsor / Notes
144.390 digipeater APRS Digitpeaters - various
145.010 digipeater SARO
145.110 - (141.3) KB5ZPZ (NW of San Antonio, Solar Powered)
145.150 - (162.2) NOT TX-VHF/FM COORDINATED OR NOT LOCAL?
145.170 - (141.3) WD5IEH Linked System . NW Side of San Antonio
145.190
- (88.5) KB5TX / KARS - BOERNE
145.210 - W5CRS - ELMENDORF
145.230 - (141.3) W5CTX - Seguin (East of Seguin on I-10)
145.250 - W5JRS - BERGHEIM
145.250 - (162.2) KC5TCC - CONVERSE
145.270 - WA5PPI - HONDO
145.290 - (162.2) KD5DX / MCCARC - CASTROVILLE
145.310 - (103.5) WD5JFF
145.330 - (146.2) KC5RXY
145.350 - (No Tone) AB5NZ
145.390 - (100.0) W5SC / SARC
145.450 - (141.3) N5UAP
145.470 - KD5GSS - CASTROVILLE
145.490 - WB5Q - COMFORT
145.490 - (141.3) W5CTX - SEGUIN
146.620 - (162.2) K5AWK
146.640 - (88.5) KB5TX / KARS Ham Club - Boerne
146.660 - (110.9) AF5D
146.680 - (162.2) K5YDE
146.700 - (173.8) KA5IID
146.720 - (162.2) KB5TSO / BARS
146.760 - (141.3) WA5GC - SEGUIN
146.780 - (179.9) KG5QW / SARO
146.800 - K5YDE
146.820 - (179.9) WA5FSR / SARO
146.840 - WA5VAF / CREST - UNIVERSAL CITY
146.860 - (123.0) W5ROS / ROOST
146.880 - WB5LJZ
146.900 - KD5GAT / SAHARA (bilingual operations)
146.940 - (179.9) WB5FWI / SARO
146.960 - (162.2) K5AWK / Southwest Lynx System Repeater
147.000 - (103.5) GVARC - New Braunfels
147.020 + (103.5) W5RRA / SWRC ARC
147.060 + (141.3 or no tone?) K5DSF - NOT TX-VHF/FM COORDINATED?
147.080 + (162.2) N5CSC / EXPLORER POST 700
147.120 + (103.5) WA5DXJ
147.140 + (179.9) K5PWX / SARO - Canyon Lake (SATTLER)
147.160 + (141.3) KD5GSS - UVALDE
147.180 + (103.5) K5EOC (North Repeater) CITY OF SA
147.180 + (162.2) K5EOC (South Repeater) CITY OF SA
147.220 + N5XNR - PIPE CREEK
147.260 + (103.5) K5SOJ
147.280 + (156.7) WD5FWP - PIPE CREEK
147.300 + (107.2) W5XW / BEARS
147.320 + (203.5) KC5AON
147.340 + (123.0) W5ROS / ROOST
147.360 + (107.2) K5SUZ / SARO
147.380 + (162.2) AA5RO / AARO Linked to 443.875 UHF REPEATER
147.42 (simplex, no tone) K5NNN-L, Echolink Node (NW side, Vance Jackson & Wurzbach area, wide area coverage)
147.515S (123.0) IRLP Node 3221, Echolink Node #395137
KA1MZY, running 40 watts
147.530S (100.0) N5WSU / Simplex Repeater
147.550S   WB5LRP (La Vernia) Linked to 444.975 (Live Oak)
Echolink Node #347758

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220 MHz Repeaters
Frequency -/+ Offset (Tone) Trustee Call / Sponsor / Notes
223.500 digipeater SARO
223.940 - WR5Q
224.380 - (179.9) KA5HQU / SARO
224.680 - KA5OHJ
224.820 - WA5DXJ
224.940 - K5SUZ / SARO

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440 MHz Repeaters
Frequency -/+ Offset (Tone) Trustee Call / Sponsor / Notes
441.550 + KD5GDC
442.000 + (123.0) W5ROS / ROOST Ham Club
442.075 + (100.0) W5SC / SARC
442.125 + KD5GSS
442.200 + (162.2) K5AWK
442.225 + (141.3) W5CTX - Seguin/Geronimo Note: The 145.49 and 442.225 repeaters are expected to be linked sometime around summer 2009!
442.250 + AA5DB
442.375 + (141.3) WD5FWP
442.450 + N5YBG
442.525 + NOT TX-VHF/FM COORDINATED OR NOT LOCAL?
442.675
+ NOT TX-VHF/FM COORDINATED OR NOT LOCAL?
443.250 + (103.5) WA5KBQ - BULVERDE
443.325 + K9CTF SCHERTZ
443.350 + KD5CIU
443.400 + (100.0) KD5GAT / SAHARA
443.450 + NOT TX-VHF/FM COORDINATED OR NOT LOCAL?
443.475 + (162.2) WB5FNZ / Southwest Lynx System Repeater
443..500 + (141.3) WD5IEH Linked System / See Note Below (New Braunfels)
443.525 + NOT TX-VHF/FM COORDINATED OR NOT LOCAL?
443.575
+ (141.3) WD5IEH Linked System / See Note Below (SA North)
443.625 + WA5DXJ
443.675 + (179.9) AI5TX
443.700 + (156.7) W5FQA / INTERTIE
443.725 + K5TEX
443.825 + (103.5) NOT TX-VHF/FM COORDINATED OR NOT LOCAL?
443.875 + (162.2) AA5RO / AARO Ham Club linked to 147.38 repeater
443.900 + WB5LJZ
443.925 + (162.2) NOT TX-VHF/FM COORDINATED OR NOT LOCAL?
443.950 + WX5II / INTERTIE
444.025 + K5DSF
444.050 + K5DSF
444.100 + (179.9) WB5FWI / SARO
444.125 + (179.9) K5SUZ / SARO
444.200 + WR5Q
444.250 + KJ5UU / SAARMI
444.325 + W5DKK
440.550 + WA5VAF - UNIVERSAL CITY
444.575 + (141.3) WB5UGT / SALTGRASS LINK
444.600 + (162.2) AB5QW
444.625 + (141.3) WD5IEH Linked System / See Note Below (SA South)
444.700 + N5TX
444.750 + (162.2) W5VEO - BOERNE
444.775 + (123.0) KK5LA / SARO
444.850 + (179.9) W5ETS - LEON VALLEY (NW San Antonio)
444.875 + KB5MXO / SCTAC
444.900 + (123.0) W5VEO - BOERNE
444.925 + NOT TX-VHF/FM COORDINATED OR NOT LOCAL?
444.950 + WA5QBQ
444.975 + (100.0) KE5BWO (Live Oak) linked to 147.550S (La Vernia)

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1.2 gHz Repeaters
Frequency -/+ Offset (Tone) Trustee Call / Sponsor / Notes
1292.000 - KB5BI
1292.100 - AA5RO / AARO

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DStarD-Star Repeaters

 

Info about D-Star Radio can be found here
Frequency -/+ Offset (Tone) Trustee Call / Sponsor / Notes
440.600 +5 mHz WD5STR-B / owned & operated by WB5DTW
440.700 +5 mHz WA5UNH SARO
146.490 +1 mHZ WD5STR-A / owned & operated by WB5DTW

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