Repeater Systems

If you would like to report any problems with the CCRA systems, please send email to ccra@ohioccra.net. Please include as much information in your report as possible: repeater used, your power level, your location when you noticed the problem, type of station (HT/mobile/base), description of problem (noise, intermod, distortion, etc.), date, time of day, and any other information that you feel would be beneficial.

The CCRA supports eight repeater systems in central Ohio. They include machines on 144MHz and 440MHz. They are as follows:

Input (MHz) Output (MHz) CTCSS (Hz) Callsign Note
144.670145.27082.5WA8PYR Privately-owned; affiliated with club; good mobile coverage of Franklin County
144.830145.430123.0N8PVCLinked to 444.550 repeater; good countywide coverage
144.890145.490  W8CMH Privately-owned; affiliated with club; single-site, good countywide mobile coverage; on-air as D-Star repeater. Set RPT1 to "W8CMH**C" where * represents a space. The letter C representing the 2-meter port must be in the 8th character position. For operation through the gateway, also set RPT2 to "W8CMH**G"
147.810 147.210   N8TBQ Single-site, good countywide mobile coverage
147.840 147.240 179.9 K8DRE Primary club repeater (FM analog mode); good mobile and handheld coverage
147.840 147.240 $293 NAC K8DRE Primary club repeater (P25 digital mode); good mobile and handheld coverage
447.500 442.500 82.5 KB8SXJ Single-site; good coverage of northeast Columbus area
449.000 444.000   W8CMH Privately-owned; affiliated with club; single-site; on-air as D-Star repeater. Set RPT1 to "W8CMH**B" where * represents a space. The letter B representing the 70-cm port must be in the 8th character position. For operation through the gateway, also set RPT2 to "W8CMH**G"
449.550444.550123.0N8PVC Linked to 145.430 repeater; good countywide coverage
449.175 444.175 82.5 WA8PYR Privately-owned; affiliated with club; good mobile coverage of Franklin County

The 147.240 repeater has been upgraded with a new antenna and feedline, and a new repeater running 100 watts. It is a dual mode repeater running analog with PL 179.9 or P25 digital with NAC $293. New remote receivers should be installed during 2016.

You are welcome to join in on any of the CCRA repeater systems. They are open systems.

Also check out our in-person pizza parties and the various nets that are on CCRA repeaters.

A CCRA operating note: Don't use BREAK unless you have URGENT or EMERGENCY traffic to report! If you wish to join a conversation in progress, or you need to use the repeater briefly, just sign your call after the courtesy tone.