1288.0000 - NY Glen Oaks W2VL 136.5 Queens 2008/02/16
Wow … an FM repeater on 1288. This is wide-open for a project!
Is the 1.2GHz FM repeater linked?
As a project to get more people interested in 1.2 GHz, could you suggest a simple project of building an FM receiver for the repeater to monitor it?
You can make your own patch antennas.
LNAs for 2GHz are cheap.
RTL-SDR dongles work great. They’re cheap.
We all have computers.
There’s software galore for decoding RTL-SDR data for FM. Is the repeater linked to the other repeaters? For example is your 220 repeater linked to it? If you buy an inexpensive 220 radio, you can key-up and transmit on the 1.2 GHz repeater. Now with the very simple RTL-SDR receiver, you can hear the repeater.
Wow … More use of your 220MHz and your 1.2GHz repeaters!
How about data?
How about using the repeater for Data? Would you allow more than just voice on it?
What if you could decode the data being sent? And talk about it on 2M?
We have nets here in the Seattle area devoted to sending various protocols over a repeater. You can send pictures, packets, try exotic modes, even compressed video etc. all over the 1.2 GHz repeater that you guys already own.