OVARC Digital Repeater System and Map (2)

For more information, please click on the link below, which will download the PowerPoint slideshow on Digital HotSpots that was presented at the May OVARC meeting

Digital Modes and HotSpots using the Raspberry Pi


445.800 (-5.00Mhz)  W7AI   B

Located near Naranja and La Canada Drive in Oro Valley, AZ

Repeater: ICOM ID-RP4000V D-STAR

Antenna: Decibel 8 Bay Folded Dipole

Power Output: 20 watts

Controller: ICOM ID-RP2C

445.1375 (-5.00Mhz)  KG7PJV   B

Located on the north side of Tucson in the Foothills

Repeater: Homebrew with ICOM IC-207 receiver, ICOM IC-208H transmitter. 

Antenna: 5db Gain

Power Output: 15 watts

Controller: Raspberry Pi & DVRPTR_v1 NA running G4LXK ircDDBGateway and DStarRepeater on Pidora Linux.  

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

445.7375 -5.00Mhz W7NFL C

Located in Saddlebrooke, AZ near the Mountain View Clubhouse

Repeater: Yeasu FT-7900R

Antenna: Ringo

Power output: 10W

Controller: Raspberry PI

444.750 +5.00Mhz W7NFL B

Rpeater: Yeasu Fusion

Antenna:  Diamond

Power Output: 15W

Controller:  Raspberry PI


The OVARC system supports the Echolink node W7AI-L node number 99946.