In October of 2017 the K4ETN West repeater will be changed out to a Yaesu DR1-X System Fusion unit.
With the decreased usage of repeaters in the area, the move to digital is something I have considered for some time now.
444.750 therefore will become a C4FM Digital Voice ONLY repeater. It will not operate in AMS (Automatic Mode Select).
Notification will appear here on the website when the changeover is effective.
The 442.500(+) repeater in Gray is now online in the FusioNET linked 440 system, The repeater is running in AMS (automatic mode select) and is linked in analog mode.
Visit the FusioNET information page here on site for more info.
The K4MFD 444.200 (118.8 tone) repeater on Viking Mt in Greene County is now linked full time into the NETDA FusioNET System.
This project is in Phase 1-analog build out at this time, with Fusion digital voice to follow in early 2017.
When completed, this dual mode linked system will cover the 8 counties in the Northeast Tennessee region.
The K4MFD 444.200 repeater on Viking Mt, Greene County, TN has joined the FusioNET Linked Repeater System project.
Located at 4900 feet above sea level on the North Carolina and Tennessee state line, 444.200 serves as the wide area coverage anchor for the FusioNET system. Along with four other 440 MHz repeaters, the system will provide wide area linked coverage for the North East TN region in both analog and C4FM digital voice when completed.
The equipment is being purchased for integration into the linked system and the analog side in operation in a few weeks.
The Kingsport Amateur Radio Club is now affiliated with the North East TN Digital Association.
Work is in progress to link the W4TRC 443.325 club repeater to the FusioNET System sponsored by NETDA.
More information is available at: http://www,netda.us
Several updates to the sites pages this morning. Take a look and stay current on what is happening!
Most important are the updates to the System Fusion NET Project, 443.100 Repeater and NETDA pages.
K4ETN East , 443.100 was upgraded to System Fusion on 6/21/2016
The repeater is operational in AMS (Automatic Mode Select).
Analog users need to use 118.8 tone for analog FM.
You will need a Yaesu Fusion radio to utilize the C4FM Digital Voice mode.
Try it and let me know.