Florida Simulcast Group is pleased to announce three new repeaters on the air in downtown St. Petersburg. Our repeaters are located at the 400′ (121m) level, and should service most of southern Pinellas county for portable users. These are linked full-time to our repeaters in Tampa and other systems depending on the mode.
Based on early testing we are seeing solid coverage of downtown and the beaches.
The frequencies are:
443.7625 NXDN (RAN1)
444.3750 Analog and P25 (146.2 PL/293 NAC) and Allstar Node 44233
444.9625 DMR (CC1)
All the above have a +5 MHz offset.
For more programming info on the digital modes visit kj4shl.com
Having three repeaters work well on a single antenna was no easy task. FSG had to employ extensive filtering, branching and combining to enable all repeaters to operate without causing self interference. A gallery of our testing and combining may be found online here, and a reddit thread describing the build is here
A short video tour is available on YouTube.
All repeaters make use of HamWAN for linking to other sites and beyond.
These are open for all amateurs to use and testing is encouraged.