new upgrades occured in 2005 regarding the KE8RV repeater system.
Under the guidance of repeater trustee, Don Kovalchik-W8DPK, the
repeater system took a leap into the future. All of the links
have been balanced providing excellent coverage throughout Madison
County and the adjoining counties. Along with the main system
site in London, at the Southern end of
the county there is a receive site in Mt. Sterling. Another
receive site is in West
Jefferson. Serving the Northern end of the county is a receive site in
|Click here to go to the KE8RV Repeater Technical Website.
Here you will find all of the technical details of our repeater system,
current repeater status, and plenty of photos.
Repeater Status Update:
All three remote receive sites are now sporting a new
microprocessor-based controller that is optimized for a multi-receiver
voted repeater system. The firmware, written by Don - W8DPK,
features several CTCSS and carrier access modes, multiple timers, and a
sensitive DSP CTCSS decoder. A single 2.5" x 3.5" PC board
replaces the three much larger boards that were previously used.
new south receive site that is located in Mt. Sterling is now on the
air. The KE8RV repeater is now fully functional with all 4
receivers online, providing handheld coverage to most of Madison County.
Below are some of the
pictures during our October club
project for antenna work.