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New 146.980 Link
#1
I'd like to personally thank Chris K7TVL for linking the 6.98 repeater, which is located on the KGW Tower in Portland, up to the 5.13 repeater system. Where I live in Salem I have a rather large hill to the south of my home QTH and listening to/hitting the 513 is rather annoying with all the phase distortion that occurs depending on weather conditions.

With this new link, participating in the 513 activities is far more easier and enjoyable than ever before, for not only myself of course, but I'm sure for others who may reside in the Greater Portland area.

I have noticed that the 6.98 doesn't seem to have that strong of a signal compared to other repeaters in the same area. In fact, when I'm mobile in Salem, the 5.13 has a much stronger signal than the 6.98. I don't know the real reason for this but maybe there is a legitamite reason for it.

Oh well, I'm just happy for the better access the to the 5.13 system. Thanks Chris.
73's
Steve
W7RMG

Shack Rigs: Yaesu FT-101ZD - Yaesu FT-847 (HF, 2M, 6M, 70cm) - Kenwood TS-440S  -  Kenwood TS-940S - Kenwood TM-642A tribander (2m, 1.25m, 70cm). Kenwood TS-2000.
Mobiles: 3 Kenwood TM-V71A dual banders (2m/70cm) - Alinco DR-235 (1.25m).
HT's: Kenwood TH-F6A - Yaesu VX-7R.

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#2
I'd just like to add that the PL for this repeater is 123. In case anyone was having problems accessing it. :^)
W0ULF 2011+
ex KF7RJU 2011-2011
ex KC7YNP 1997-2007
Rigs: Heathkit RX-1 Mohawk Receiver and HX-10 Marauder Transmitter, IC-7410 Base HF w/AH-4, IC-2720 Mobile Dual Band, IC-V8000 Go-Bag 2m, IC-2820 base 2m/70cm (That goes to Field Day or goes in the other truck when I'm driving it), Kenwood TH-75A and Icom IC-92AD HTs.
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