New Central Austin UHF Repeater

The repeater will be a Bridgecom 40U into a Comet 9DB gain vertical. ERP is just over 100W. Coax will be under 20 feet for very low loss. The goal is to make an excellent coverage FM repeater with expansion capabilities into C4FM, DMR and Dstar. A large back-up battery system will be installed for emergency operations. Initially an AllStar Link will be active to connect to other repeaters and Nodes around the world. A basic AllStar Node configuration will be active which includes Hot Springs, AR. , Beckley W.Va., and Crosley, TX. Coverage into larger parts of the central Texas area will occur with the N5JGX repeater northward and additional Nodes near Bastrop and South of Austin. The system is open to all Amateurs. ETA is late July or August….sooner if nothing is delayed. Bob-AB5N