New 146.94 repeater on the air!   March 9th, 2018

Today we installed the new 146.34/94 at the new site at the south end of Pittsburg, KS. The antenna is a DB-224 at 500ft AGL fed with 1 1/4″ Heliax. The new repeater is running a Raspberry PI linux computer as the repeater controller a using a analog interface card adapter as well as a MMDVM (MultiMode Digital Voice Modem) which gives the ability to run digital modes on the repeater. Currently the repeater is setup to work with analog FM (91.5Hz PL Tone), DMR, Fusion (C4FM), D-Star, and P25 on a first come first serve basis. The repeater can only operate in one mode at a time! Currently we are NOT carrying any DMR networked talk groups but they will be on in the next few weeks so i would stick to the standard local TS 2 TG 9 for now if you want to be heard.

We STRONGLY recommend everyone turn on 91.5 Hz receive tone squelch so they don’t have to listen to any digital traffic in analog mode!

Thanks Phil KØPR, Tyler KBØPQP, Matt KØVLL, and Steve N5SD site work.
Huge thanks to Cort NØMJS for all of the programming, custom software, and infrastructure to allow us to connect to the KØUSY group!

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Back on the net!   January 29th, 2016

Well the site is back on the net after a long rest!

News: We purchased a new Yaesu System Fusion Repeater 146.94 – and installed it at the KKOW AM site.

The new 146.94 – repeater is running in the Auto Uplink / FM Downlink mode with a PL Tone of 91.5 Hz.

We also have the 444.80 + repeater on the air at a very good site on the old Cox Cable tower south of town at about 500ft it also has a 91.5Hz PL Tone.

We have a new radio club in town Southeast Kansas Amateur Radio Club they are very active so hop on over to their site and check out the action.


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PROcrastinator August 2010   August 15th, 2010


PO Box 13Ø3, Pittsburg, KS  66762-13Ø3
The Official Newsletter of the Pittsburg Repeater Organization.                              August, 2Ø1Ø

146.34/.94   147.84/.24   449.8/444.8

The Meeting Place:
This month’s meeting of the Pittsburg Repeater Organization will be
Tuesday 17 August, 2Ø1Ø at 7:30 p.m.
at Pittsburg Refrigeration.

The fourth PRO meeting of 2010 will be at Pittsburg Refrigeration, 2507 N Broadway in Pittsburg, Kansas.   It will be held  Tuesday August 17th.  Pittsburg Refrigeration is a blue building at the corner of 25th and Broadway, on the West side.  Wal-Mart, Wendy’s, and Dillons are nearby businesses on the East side of Broadway.  From the East side, 25th street would go across Broadway directly into our front door.  There is plenty of parking on the North side.

Tyler KB0PQP and Dwain W0CL have been working on a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) for the last few months. This UAV and the embedded microcontrollers called Arduino will be the topic of this months PRO meeting. We will try and have a demo flight depending on weather and the status of the UAV. For more information on the project visit for pictures and video.

We are trying to re-vitalize the club with interesting programs on current subjects.   We will try to have monthly meetings, and try to talk about current, interesting topics.   If you have any ideas for topics, reply to this email, or otherwise contact us. All area hams are invited!

Hamfests I know about  ….. let me know about yours! Ron

27-28 August, 2010
21st annual Joplin Hamfest

16 October, 2010
Oktoberfest Southside ARC Grandview at a new location: South Haven Baptist Church, 16800 Bel Ray Boulevard, Belton, MO
Info: Choose the Oktoberfest tab on the left side.

Any other local hamfests or tailgates to add to this list?  Send in the updates, I’ll resend a reminder just before the meeting.

The PRO officers are:
President:               Tyler Costantini KBØPQP
Vice Pres:               Steve Draper N5SD
Secretary:               Ron Ginardi, KBØNRG
Treasurer:               Ron Ginardi, KBØNRG
Trustee:                 Tyler Costantini KBØPQP
Executive Consultant    Phil Rankin, KØPR
PROcrastinator:          Ron Ginardi, KBØNRG

Copyright 2010 Pittsburg Repeater Organization 

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Field Day 2010   August 15th, 2010

We had a good Field Day this year down in Baxter Springs, KS thanks to Jordan KC0SHN, Dwain W0CL and Tyler KB0PQP.

Contacts where made on 10, 15, 20, 40, and 80 meters and the real cool part was that the upper bands stayed open late into the night!

Tyler brought a home-brew T2FD antenna that seemed to work really good 80 – 10m we also used a 80m dipole fed with 450ohm ladder line and the really cool antenna was two 33ft tape measures with a home-brew center feed that could be adjusted from 40m to 6m with ease! We all look forward to seeing you next year.

Bonus Points:
100% Emergency power                            200
Set-up in Public Place                          100
W1AW Field Day Message                          100
Submitted via the Web                            50
Total Bonus Points                                450

Score Summary:

CW  Digital  Phone  Total
Total QSOs         0      0      73
Total Points       0      0      73     73   Claimed Score = 146

Total score = 596

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Welcome to the new PRO website.   August 15th, 2010

The change to the site has started so please stay tuned and you may see the PRO web site climb out of the stone age!


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