445.800 (-5.00Mhz)  W7AI   B

Located at 11000 N La Canada DR, Oro Valley AZ 

Near Naranja and La Canada Dr

Repeater: ICOM ID-RP4000V D-STAR

Antenna: Decibel 8 Bay Folded Dipole

Power Output: 20 watts

Controller: ICOM ID-RP2C

Click here for repeater gateway status w7ai.gw.ircddb.net

The D-Star repeater and gateway are fully operational running the G4KLX ircDDBGateway software.  Coverage reports indicate great coverage from North of Saddlebrooke, South to Sahuarita, Northwest to Pinal Air Park, and West to the Tucson Mountains.   

The repeater is normally connected to REF002B.  For the PAPA system net on Thursday the repeater is connected to REF012A.  

Users of the repeater may link the repeater to other reflectors if the repeater is not busy.  Please relink the repeater to REF002B when you are finished using the other reflector.  

 445.1375 (-5.00Mhz)  KG7PJV   B

Located in north-central Tucson in the Foothills

Repeater: ICOM IC-207 receiver ICOM IC-208H transmitter

Antenna: 5db Gain

Power Output: 15 watts

Controller: Raspberry Pi B+ and DVRPTR_v1 running G4KLX ircDDBGateway and DStarRepeater software

Click here for repeater gateway status kg7pjv.ddns.net

The KG7PJV repeater is the first homebrew D-Star repeater in the Tucson area.  The repeater consists of two mobile radios and a mobile duplexer controlled by a Raspberry Pi computer with a DVRPTR_v1 GMSK modem.  The Pi runs G4KLX ircDDBGateway and DStarRepeater software on the Pidora Linux operating system.  Pidora is a remix of Fedora 20 and recompiled Raspberry Pi modules.  The repeater is currently running 5 watts output.  

This repeater is normally connected to REF002B.  Users are welcome to change reflectors to contact other hams but please return the repeater to REF002B when finished.  

 440.7625 (+5.00Mhz)  KG7RWN   B

Located Near Camino Seco and 22nd St

Repeater: Yaesu FT-7100 receiver Yaesu FT-7800 transmitter

Antenna: Decibel 8 Bay UHF vertical, 9db gain on a 90 foot tower, about 3000 ft above sea level

Power Output: 3 watts into a UHF Ampifier for 35 watts into the antenna

Controller: Raspberry Pi 2 and DVRPTR_v1 running G4KLX ircDDBGateway and DStarRepeater software

This is the second home-brew repeater created by the OVARC D-Star SIG.  It provides excellent coverage on the east and south side of Tucson.