MCARC Deadwood Peak Repeaters

147.180 + 146.2Hz PL when needed
441.175+ 146.2Hz PL




Madera County Amateur Radio Club Deadwood
2-Meter Reapeater Technical Information

CALL: W6WGZ/R (Madera club call)

Location: Deadwood Peak. Two miles east of Oakhurst, north of highway 41. 38 miles north of Fresno. Lat. 37 17 55 Long 119 41 04

ELEVATION: 4540 ft.

RECEIVER: 147.180 Mhz 0.2 microvolts sensitivity at duplexer terminal. +/- 5Khz audio deviation. +/- 2 Khz transmit frequency tolerance.

TRANSMITTER: 147.180 Mhz +/- 2 ppm Output 15 watts to the antenna (after duplexer) +/- 5 Khz peak audio deviation. Transmitter does encode CTSS tone.

ANTENNA: Omnidirectional 5+ dbd gain. ERP about 45 watts. Antenna base is 30 ft above ground. It is a commercial antenna (Celwave PD 220) that consists of eight colinear dipoles mounted in a 20 ft. long fiberblass tube.

FEED CABLE: 75 ft. 1/2" copper hardline (Helax)

POWER: Radio operates from a nominal 12 volt (13.6) battery, 400 amp hours maintained by a 8 amp solar panel charger. Receive current drain is 340 ma, and transmit curent drain is 4.5 amps.

IDENTIFICATION: The repeater signs W6WGZ/R every eight minutes and two minutes after the last transmission of a QSO. It waits until the end of a transmission before identifying unless the transmission lasts longer than two minutes.

TIME OUT: The timer allows five minutes continuous transmission without a break. It then turns the transmitter off without warning. Reset (no received signal) must be at least two seconds long.

This repeater is a memeber of the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California and the frequencies have been coordinated and sanctioned by the council.

Batteries The batteries


The 147.180 and the 441.175 transceivers, dubplexers, controllers & battery charger.

Antenna Old repeater vault and tower supporting antennas for both repeaters.