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Yelagiri Repeater re-activated

Postby vu3vwr » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:43 pm

Due to the untiring efforts & commitment of a team of Chennai Hams, the third and highest point repeater in Chennai range has been re-activated at Swamimalai/Yelagiri Hills . Yelagiri is a hill-station on midway between Chennai and Bangalore located at an altitude of 1,050 metres (3,500 ft). Distance : 258 + km from Chennai, 150 km from Bangalore.


Yelagiri Repeater Frequency : 145.475(-600)

Approximate Geographic GPS Coordinates:-

Latitude: 12.572827 / Longitude: 78.649235




This repeater has been non operational for a long time now due to various technical reasons, last week a dedicated team of HAMS made the visit and the tedious climb up the top of the hill and carried out basic repairs. It was tested from Chennai with good signal report using beam as well as Omni directional antennas.



In further weeks it needs to be tested to see how much range this repeater could cover, but this repeater should pave way for reliable amateur VHF link between Chennai & Bangalore as well as all other towns and cities in South India within 150-200-250 Kms of the Yelagiri repeater.


Approx Coverage range of repeater within a 200 Kms radius, subject to line of sight clearance, equipment, antenna type/height etc.




With this Chennai has three VHF repeaters operational, the other two repeaters are 145.775(-600) & 145.675(-600). There is also a UHF repeater under test, Tx: 435.800 MHz/Rx: 434.100 MHz.



All HAMS in South India are requested to try accessing this Yelagiri repeater and give you feedback.
Ever experienced the fun of building your own rigs and chasing that DX station with QRPp???
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