I'm looking to get some DX reports on my new repeater that went online this past weekend. It's 29.660tx / 29.560rx, PL tone required is 107.2 hz... and is linkerd into my 442.250 McCain, NC and 53.150 Cameron/Carthage, NC repeaters.
The receiver is located at my QTH, 9 miles east of Vass, NC about 1/2 mile from FT.Bragg with a 1/2 wave antenna EndFed Zepp stretched vertical from 40 - 56 ft. in a pine tree, and the Transmitter is putting out 80-watts about 1.5 miles Southeast of the receive site with the A-99 transmit antenna being placed on the top of a 1 story home.... very shortly the antenna will be remounted to the top of a 60 ft. tower.
The first day when it went up, having the repeater in carrier squelch mode, California stations were stumbling in with nice signals.
I have ordered a Advanced Receiver Research 15 db bi-polar preamp which should be in soon.. that should help perk some things up.
But if anyone has a DX report for my repeater, feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and give a shout across the repeater....some of the locals have been listening in on my 10m,6m, and 440 repeaters waiting for some DX contacts.
Thanks & 73s,