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Vincennes 443.925/146.925 receive site

This is the main hub of the 925's... 443.925+ Vincennes, and 146.325 receiver in Vincennes, with the Link RLC-2 Controller and DVR.  Also included are the weather alert radio and 145.15 link receiver.  The 440 repeater transmitter is a Motorola PURK.  Both the UHF and VHF receviers are GE Mastr Progress Line.  A dbx compressor for audio enhancement is included, along with a 2 channel voter.

A look at the top half of the Vincennes rack.

Paxton 146.925 transmit site

This is the tower at the Paxton 146.925 transmit site.

This is the 300 watt GE Mastr Amplifier for the 146.925 transmitter at Paxton.  An Icom mobile is used to receive the UHF signal from Vincennes.

This is Mel, K9MEL (formerly N9IZG), hauling the 100+ pound amplifier cabinet to the Paxton site on a 4-wheeler.... very creative indeed.  The transmitter building is located in a field several hundred feet from any road. Mel became a silent key in 2001. His friendship and talents are greatly missed.

Evansville/Ft. Branch 145.150 transmit site

Here is a look at the new home of 145.15, on the former AT&T microwave tower in Ft. Branch. We hope to have antennas up soon.

More tower pictures... Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4

Here is a look at the rack. The old MASTR 300 watt amplifier has been replaced. At the top is a Mirage B1016R 120 watt repeater amplifier. Below that is the Yaesu FT-2400, which is being used as the exciter for the amplifier. Next is the RVS-8 voter, the S-Com 7K repeater controller, and 3 GE MASTR pro receivers, which pick up the signals from the Vincennes link as well as the Evansville area remote receivers. One receiver is now used as a local receiver at the site.

Here is a closer look at the receivers, voter, and controller.

Another look at the equipment rack.

A look back...

This is where the 145.15 transmit site was until the summer of 2003, when Ed WB9RWB passed away. Ed provided this site for over 20 years for various ham repeaters.

Here is a picture of the tower in June, 1992. The wind bent the top section of the tower, which made the main transmit antenna lean.

Here is another look at the tower.

Yet another look at the tower.

A last look at the tower, almost all the way up.

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This page was last modified on July 5, 2005 by Neil Rapp, WB9VPG