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Repeaters
Purpose
The Bastrop ARES Radio System consists of three repeaters (two additional repeaters are in the planning stage, a VHF in Dale and a UHF in Smithville) linked via full duplex radios, located within the Bastrop County limits, two of which are located within the major cities of Bastrop and Elgin and a third at Flag Hill east of Red Rock. The intent is to provide handheld coverage within the cities, mobile and base coverage throughout the Bastrop County and well into the adjacent counties. The repeaters are located close enough to each other to provide over lapping coverage in the event of a failure of one or more sites.
Design
All of the repeater sites are linked using full-duplex UHF radios that allow full control of any site no matter which site your currently talking through. Only the designated Control Operators may make changes to the repeater site configurations. All sites are normally left in a linked state so you can be talking locally on the Elgin repeater and you can also be heard on the output of all linked sites simultaneously. Sites may be configured to repeat in local mode only without being connected to the links. All of the sites except for Rocky Hill also have Remote Base radios and may be configured to cross-band link multiple radios including EchoLink. All repeaters use a CTCSS tone of 114.8 Hz.
The Bastrop ARES Repeater system is designed and maintained by Bruce Forestal WB6ARE wb6are@bastropares.org. Extensive manual labor and/or financial support in building this system has been provided by Jim Allen-KE5AMB, Steve Long-KC5WXT, Tommy Silva-KE5PMC, Mark Stennett-NA6M, Gary Hicks-KE5ITM, John Benedict-KE5RS, Dave Hammer-W3DH, Dan Scurlock-KZ5TX, DJ Higginbottom-KJ6ELE, Jeff Turner-WD5EGC and Pat Patrick-KD5ZRH.

Bastrop Site

442.725 MHz 114.8 Hz

Located in the city of Bastrop

UHF Repeater: Motorola MSF-5000 250 Watt, Down East Preamp, DB-420 9.5DB omni antenna

VHF Remote Base: Motorola Syntor-X 100 Watt, DB-426 9.5DB omni antenna, xCat Controller, 32 channels

Controller: Sierra Radio Systems SRS-200, AS1 interface

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Flag Hill Site

443.000 MHz 114.8 Hz

Located in southern Bastrop County

UHF Repeater: Motorola MSF-5000 250 Watt, Down East Preamp, DB-420 9.5DB omni antenna

Remote Base: ICOM 706MKIIG, Comet VHF/UHF 7.5DB omni antenna, G5RV HF antenna (*Temporarily offline*)

Bands: 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M, 10M, 6M, 2M, 70CM - All modes, 99 channels + VFO

Digipeater: Motorola Syntor-X, 50 watt, 10 channels controlled via UHF, KPC 3+ TNC, Comet 6.5 DB antenna

Controller: Sierra Radio Systems SRS-200, AS1 interface

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Elgin Site

442.800 MHz 114.8 Hz

Located in the city of Elgin

UHF Repeater: Motorola MSF-5000 250 Watt, Down East Preamp, DB-420 9.5DB omni antenna

VHF Remote Base: Motorola Syntor-X 100 Watt 32 channel with xCat Memory Emulator, DB-224 9.5DB omni antenna (*Temporarily offline*)

Controller: Sierra Radio Systems SRS-200, AS1 interface

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