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  WB1GOF Repeater Systems

WB1GOF 2m FM

Set your CTCSS encoder (and decoder, if desired) to 74.4 Hz

Use the following settings to use this repeater:
RX Freq: 146.955 MHz
TX Freq: 146.355 MHz
(standard -600 KHz offset)

WB1GOF-R Echolink Node: 380789

WB1GOF 2m D-Star

Use the following settings to use this repeater:
RX Freq: 145.330 MHz
TX Freq: 144.730 MHz
(standard -600 KHz offset)

MYCALL:
URCALL; CQCQCQ
RPT1: WB1GOF C
RPT2: WB1GOF G

WB1GOF 70cm D-Star

Use the following settings to use this repeater:
RX Freq: 442.450
TX Freq: 447.450
(standard +5MHz offset)

MYCALL:
URCALL; CQCQCQ
RPT1: WB1GOF B
RPT2: WB1GOF G
Repeaters location:
Grid: FN42gn   Latitude:
42°36.35' N   Longitude: 71°26.33' W

Repeater questions? Send an email to: repeater@wb1gof.org

  WB1GOF Repeaters Location

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WB1GOF Repeaters are located in the center of the map at the site of the pushpin.

The WB1GOF repeaters are housed in a cellular phone facility at the base of the Westford water tower on Prospect Hill. WB1GOF operates a 2m FM repeater, a 2m D-Star repeater, and a 70cm D-Star repeater. The access instructions for these repeaters are shown in the chart above.

Repeaters are an important resource to a radio club, and these repeaters have been supported by generous contributions by club members. Please consider donating to the PART Repeater Fund.
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WB1GOF Repeater System Racks



  Repeater Use Statement and Letters to Violators

All repeater activity is monitored for violations of the published WB1GOF Repeater Rules of Conduct and FCC Part 97. It is possible that Amateur Radio operators who have been found in violation may receive a letter from the repeater owners requesting that they cease use of the repeater. These letters will include specific actions by the Amateur Radio operator that warranted the request to cease use of the WB1GOF repeaters. Unless otherwise specified, there is no "end date" to when the suspension of use is lifted. Copies of each letter and the evidence gathered pertaining to the incident(s) are provided to the FCC for possible action on their behalf. Each subsequent violation or continued operation by the Amateur Radio operator receiving such owner correspondence will be documented and provided to the FCC for additional action.
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Antennas Atop the Westford Water Tower

  Interference

If you hear any type of interference, please report the following info to repeater@wb1gof.org:

* Time: When did the tracking event happen?
* Observing location: Where were you? Were you mobile?
* Frequency: Input only (146.355 MHz)
* What you heard: Voices, tones, kerchunking or whatever.
* Signal strength: Either by ear (noisy, quiet or full quiet) or S meter
* Radio: To get an idea of the reporters radio situation.

* Most important - what direction: How did you determine direction?
This is the most essential piece of information. Even if it's an estimate as in "Roughly east" or "from the Northeast," it's useful.
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Westford water tower. Home of the WB1GOF repeaters.

  An Important Note

As you probably already know, a repeater takes time and money to operate and maintain. Two of the Westford WB1GOF repeaters, 442.450 MHz and 146.955 MHz, have been in operation since the early 90's. The third, the 145.33 MHz 2m D-STAR repeater was added in 2014. The PART of Westford club members have been generous in the past by electing to donate to the Repeater Fund for periodic maintenance needs. No portion of PART dues contribute to the funding of the repeaters. Contributions to the Repeater Fund have come from raffles and flea market sales and generosity of both PART members and non-PARTers but repeater users. Those funds are used to offset some of the repeater costs. 

Over the years we have made several major enhancements to the repeaters and we continue to explore other opportunities.

If you are a regular user of any of our repeaters, we are asking you to consider donating to our ”repeater fund” in order to allow us to maintain and improve them for your continued use. 


Thank you.