The St George Amateur Radio Society sponsored repeaters are:


Call Sign

Output Frequency

Input Frequency

Location

Mode

CTCSS

Comment

VK2RDX

146.650 MHz

146.050 MHz

Mount Bindo

FM No

On Air - Operational

VK2RLE

146.800 MHz

146.200 MHz

Heathcote

FM *

No

On Air - Operational

VK2RLE

438.425 MHz

433.425 MHz

Heathcote

DMR

No

On Air - Operational

VK2RYL

147.225 MHz

147.825 MHz

Rylstone

FM

No

On Air - Operational

 

* - Echo Link connection via VK2GX-R Node Number 469587

The SGARS 2m repeater VK2RLE is connected to Echo Link via the VK2GX-R Node: 469587, which also provides time, weather and SGARS information services.

Access other stations or repeaters by entering the node number. Other Echo Link commands are;

# - to disconnect

09 – re-connect

08 – status

* - play information

**1 – weather report

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The VK2RLE UHF 70cm repeater has been recently upgraded to use the open Digital Mobile Radio format, a standard as defined by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). The frequency remains the same 438.425 MHz with a minus 5 MHz transmit offset.

What is DMR? - DMR uses Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) to provide two 30 ms "slots" per 12.5 kHz radio channel. Each time slot can carry independent voice conversations - this means the VK2RLE DMR repeater provides two simultaneous voice channels.

DMR provides better noise rejection and weak signal performance than analogue systems by using advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC) and codecs to remove noise and reconstruct signals that would otherwise be lost.

Digital Mobile Radio repeaters provide access to different Talk Groups, to facilitate connection to geographical locations, both nationally and internationally. The following Talk Groups have been added to all VK DMR repeaters;

  • TG9 (Time Slot 1) - Local Repeater Stand Alone
  • TG9 (Time Slot 2) - Local Repeater Stand Alone
  • TG133 (Time Slot 1) - DMR+ Connection USA
  • TG143 (Time Slot 1) - DMR+ Connection UK
  • TG153 (Time Slot 1) - DMR+ Connection South Pacific
  • TG5050 (Time Slot 2) - VK Sandbox (User Defined for VK only)
  • TG50521 (Time Slot 2) - Wicen VK2 Region
  • TG50523 (Time Slot 2) - Guides and Scouts VK2 Region