The VK2RAY Repeater Project
The Albury Wodonga Amateur Radio club has commissioned the first stage of their multi band / multi-mode repeater system on the VK2/VK3 Border. The VK2RAY Repeater is now operational on 70cm on a frequency of 438.575 MHz with – minus 5MHz offset. No CTCSS tone is required at this stage to access the device.
The repeater site is at the Hume weir overlooking the Albury / Wodonga region and initial tests show that coverage is excellent up and down the Hume Highway.
The VK2RAY Repeater Site
The next stages of the AWARC project is the commissioning of a 2M Multi mode repeater, FM and DSTAR and commissioning of a 6M repeater. It is expected that the 2m repeater will be operational by the end of the year and the 6M by early 2016.
Once the 2 m repeater is commissioned the VK1WI Broadcast will be transmitted on the repeater every Sunday. At present it is broadcast on 147.525MHz from a site in Lavington which has a coverage of approx. 60Km.