View Full Version : New repeater covering salida, buena vista, park county
08-02-2010, 07:40 PM
This a new repeater covering a lot of Colorado! It covers Chaffee, lake, park counties a most of the San Luis valley. Motorola mtr2000 putting out 200 plus watts rep
Call Sign KF0OS/R
Location Salida, Colorado
PL Tone 103.5
Elevation 11700 ft.(above sea level)
Auto Patch No
Zip Code 1
Comments Methodist Mt. - Covers Upper Arkansas, Upper Platte and SLV.A
08-02-2010, 10:26 PM
Great to hear and thanks for the info. I have a question for you, still neew to Hams, what does "Rating 9" mean?
08-03-2010, 07:03 AM
Don't know, I cut and pasted the info from another page...
My co-worker put up the repeater....
08-03-2010, 09:07 AM
9, I'm going to guess, is S9, and is a measure of signal strength. Shirley you all remember the RST code from when you studied for your technician exam... RST standing for Readability, Strength, and Tone... tone is for CW, right? So the best it could ever be on voice is 5-9, where readability is a scale of 1-5, and strength is a scale of 1-9. If you ever call out for a radio check and someone calls back you're 5-9 consider that a compliment..
08-03-2010, 10:35 AM
I think the repeater rating has to do with duty cycle. In this case I'd guess it means the repeater is capable of (speculating) 90% duty cycle. My other thought is it's got to do with the gain of the antenna or something related to input/output gain. An antenna gain of 9dB would make sense for a repeater.
08-03-2010, 02:08 PM
Great two different answers. I think it's how it receives and transmits
08-03-2010, 03:41 PM
I'm going with that it is the trail rating to get to the repeater :)
08-03-2010, 04:31 PM
In all honesty, it's just a subjective rating given by Artsci.
1 = operational but less than ideally
5 = nominal operation, just works, nothing more or less
10 = works all the time and if not the owner leaves the breakfast table, rolls out his dedicated Bell Ranger 407 to whisk off with his team of technicians to immediately fix the issue
KF0OS/R Repeater Detail Report (http://www.artscipub.com/repeaters/comments.asp?rid=27516&ln=KF0OS/R-repeater-information-on-449.925-in-Salida,-colorado)
A rating of 9 means the repeater owner probably doesn't have the A-Team at the ready, but is very responsive none-the-less...
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