With all the work on the K9IU repeaters, a few of us got curious about coverage and some what-if’s with respect to antenna gain, height above terrain, power output and more. Check out this cool program for repeater mapping – free and web based:
Here is a sample of the coverage of the K9IU VHF repeater according to the computer. Coverage is actually a bit better than what the computer depicts. Interesting none the less.
As a reminder, K9IU is hosting analog and digital repeaters which provide traditional analog VHF FM, as well as C4FM System Fusion (VHF), D-Star Digital (VHF and UHF) and DMR (UHF) repeaters.
Please consider to join K9IU – dues are just $20/year and all funds go to expand the club’s radio room / ham shack equipment and repeater system. We hope to raise enough funds to keep improving our repeaters and do some experimenting, adding back an IRLP/Echolink node and cross linking the digital – analog systems.