What is a repeater group?

What is a repeater group?

What is a repeater group?

A cross-band repeater (also sometimes called a replexer), is a repeater that retransmits a specific mode on a frequency in one band to a specific mode on a frequency in a different band. Some dual-band amateur transceivers are capable of cross-band repeat.

What does a repeater station do?

A repeater is an automated radio station that extends the range of communications. It consists of a receiver tuned to one frequency and a transmitter tuned to a different frequency, linked together with a controller device. Repeaters are sometimes linked together to further extend the range of communication.

What is a repeater base station?

A repeater is an automatic radio-relay station, usually located on a mountain top, tall building, or radio tower. It allows communication between two or more bases, mobile or portable stations that are unable to communicate directly with each other due to distance or obstructions between them.

How do I choose a repeater?

How to Choose a Repeater

  1. Ask Local Hams. The first place to check for repeater recommendations is with local hams that are active on VHF/UHF FM.
  2. Check a Repeater Directory. The next place to look is in a repeater directory.
  3. Search The Internet.
  4. Listen.
  5. Making a Contact.

How far can a repeater reach?

Repeaters within signal range of each other cannot transmit on the same frequency and PL tone without causing interference. Repeater range is roughly 25 miles. Areas of higher network usage require more repeaters than areas of less network usage in order to provide coverage for all operators and minimize interference.

How do you hit a repeater?

3 Answers. The simple answer is to transmit on the repeater’s input frequency, saying something like ” < your callsign > testing” and listen for the repeater’s courtesy beep (assuming there is one) on its output. If you’ve heard the beep, then you’ve hit the repeater.