Its official! The new DR-2X repeater is on its way and with it brings a new wave of digital across the Springfield area!
During our last club meeting we made the decision to move forward with the System Fusion line of products to give those around Springfield and the surrounding areas a different option for Digital Voice besides DMR. Though DMR has its place, we’ve noticed a decline in usage and interest. With that notion, along with the quality products and technologies that Yaesu offers, we decided to replace our main 146.910 repeater with an Analog/C4FM hybrid repeater.
Don’t worry, all our current nets will still happen on analog at the normal times. No need to get a new radio. But, for those that already have Yaesu radios and are itching to get them on the air with a stable, dedicated System Fusion repeater, we will have it up soon!
We have also planned on a complete system refresh while we are up there. New antenna, new coax, new grounding and a complete cavity retune. We will also be working on getting a new amplifier working with the new repeater to extend the current coverage and stability of the system.
Stay tuned for more information as it comes along! We hope to have the new system and refresh done by the end of July, along with a brand new Net, just for System Fusion users!
With current plans and funding, you might even see a few more pop up over the next year around the area. Just another program to put the “Southwest” back in SMARC.
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