W6EK 70CM Repeater Features & Functions

The 70cm (440) repeater is a Yaesu DR2X repeater installed in 2019. Coordinated at 440.575MHz, + 5 offset, CTCSS 162.2, operating in C4FM and FM modes at 40 watts with coverage of the greater Auburn and Eastern Sacramento, California region. The DR2X RF coverage is complimented with a remote location Wires-X node: Sierra-NorCal #62998, IMRS connections to the KA6SAB Gold Run Repeater system. YSF node US-SierraNorCal # YSF06040 hosted on a remote server and Broadcastify, running on a Raspberry 3B+ and RA-40 interface.

The repeater is operated in both analog and digital modes (AMS) analog FM users will hear a digital hash sound during the C4FM digital transmissions. It is recommended to set the analog FM Squelch to the Tone Squelch mode with CTCSS 162.2.

Wires-X
Inbound
You may connect to the 70cm repeater via Wires-X from a Wires-X enabled repeater, or personal node. The W6EK 440 meter repeater Wires-X room is: Sierra-NorCal (62998). Note: To prevent interference, the W6EK 2m and 70cm Wires-X rooms cannot be linked.

Wires-X
Outbound
You may connect from the 70cm repeater via Wires-X to any Wires-X enabled repeater, or node. The 70cm repeater is operated in C4FM and FM modes. In FM mode, DTMF commands control the Wires-X connections. In C4FM digital mode, the Wires-X button on a Yaesu branded Fusion radio directs the room selection. If there is no activity, the Wires-X connection will be returned to the default Sierra-NorCal room. It is best practice to return the repeater back to the default room after your call is completed.

Analog FM Mode Wires-X Outbound
From any FM 70cm radio using DTMF commands- Listen for traffic, if clear, announce your call sign and that you are initiating a connection to Wire-X room or node “xxxxx”.
Wires-X Connect: #nnnn (n = node number)
Wires-X Disconnect: #99999
The Wires-X connection will terminate and return to the default Sierra-NorCal (62998) room if no activity.

Digital C4FM Mode Wires-X Outbound
Digital Mode: From a Yaesu Fusion 70cm radio – Listen for traffic, if clear, announce your call sign and that you are initiating a connection to Wire-X room or node “xxxxx”.
Use the Wires-X key to Connect / Disconnect.
The Wires-X connection will terminate and return to the default Sierra-NorCal (62998) room if no activity.

70cm IMRS
IMRS stands for Internet-linked Multi-site Repeater System. The repeaters can only be linked using a Yaesu radio operating in the C4FM digital mode. To use the repeater for local traffic, set both the TX and RX DG-IDs to 00. To link to the KA6SUB Gold Run, CA system and connected nodes, set the DG-ID TX to 47 and leave DG-ID RX at 00 to hear both local and linked stations.

70cm Repeater YSF
Connect to the 70cm repeater via any YSF or FCS enabled repeater, node or smartphone app.  The W6EK 70cm repeater’s YSF node is US-SierraNorCal (YSF06040).

Broadcastify
Listen to the repeater traffic through the Broadcastify.com web site service or using a smart device with a scanner app. The repeater channel is: W6EK 440.5750 MHz Sierra Foothills ARC Repeater – https://m.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/31914