At the time of writing, there are 15 amateur radio repeaters located in the county of Essex, with a number of other repeaters bordering Essex, in London, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and across the water in Kent. On this page, we list the repeater sites located within the borders of Essex:. If any of the information is incorrect, please contact us.
The History of Amateur Radio. Portable FM repeaters. After the shy birth of relay stations or repeaters on 5 meters in the s, and their quasi "secret" use in mobile operations in the '50s in AM, it was now great time to remind to all amateurs that FM repeaters were capable to handle with a great efficiency VHF and UHF traffics.
Both have been very low-cost exercises, at least in terms of wallet impact. The first step for most Technician-class amateur radio operators is checking out the local repeaters, most of which are set up exactly for the bands that Techs have access to. Time to face some cold, hard facts about amateur radio: that spiffy new Baofeng radio I recommended last time as a great starter radio is actually pretty lame.
Simple enough for even me to understand! How does a Repeater work? The antenna is used on transmit and receive signals that are going into and out of the repeater.
Click here for Greenstone link codes and procedures. Click here for a good guide on IRLP operating procedures. Pictures can be found here.
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An amateur radio repeater is an electronic device that receives a weak or low-level amateur radio signal and retransmits it at a higher level or higher power, so that the signal can cover longer distances without degradation. Many repeaters are located on hilltops or on tall buildings as the higher location increases their coverage area, sometimes referred to as the radio horizonor "footprint". Amateur radio repeaters are similar in concept to those used by public safety entities police, fire department, etc. Amateur radio repeaters may even use commercially packaged repeater systems that have been adjusted to operate within amateur radio frequency bands, but more often amateur repeaters are assembled from receivers, transmitters, controllers, power supplies, antennas, and other components, from various sources.
This is the current normal setup for the Austin UHF network. There are no other repeaters connecting to it by Echolink, only individual users. No IRLP links are connected directly to this network.
These amateur radio repeaters provide a very valuable service to many stations, and in particular those that do not have particularly good locations or those amateur radio stations that are using only low power. A repeater, whether an amateur radio repeater or even a commercial repeater is a station that receives a signal on one frequency and simultaneously re-transmits it on another. Repeaters are sited in good locations with good coverage enabling stations that can access the repeater to be heard on the output and thereby take advantage of the location of the repeater. Effectively it gives the low power amateur radio station the same coverage as that of the repeater.