During the time the repeater was down, it was purchased by Larry Watkinson, KC7CKO. As the new owner Larry, with the help of Brian K5IN, have been responsible for the re-installation of the repeater at the water tower. Their attention to detail and desire to get things done correctly have resulted in a fantastic installation that looks good and works quite well.
Larry KC7CKO has asked to continue using the WC7I call sign for this repeater, and I have given him permission to do that. I will continue to be a control operator, but not an owner.
The locaton is about 2 and 1/8 miles North of Hawks Prarie resturant (on I-5 at mile marker 111) on Marvin Road, North of the Target round-about.AddressElevation
4040 Marvin Road NE ( Do not write to this address.)
Olympia, Washington USA
Latitude = 47.0898 degrees North or
47 Degrees 5 Minutes 23 Seconds North Latitude
Longitude = -122.7795 Degrees West or
122 Degrees 46 Minutes 46 Seconds West Longitude
Ground elevation is about 230 feet above sea level.Frequency
Elevation of Antenna is 80 feet above the ground on the Hawks Prarie water tower.
230 Feet + 80 Feet = about 310 Feet above Sea Level.
Frequency = 146.800 MHz and 442.475 MHzOutput Power
Output Power 146.800 MHz = 20 Watts
Output Power 442.475 MHz = 10 Watts
The ControllerThe Controller is a Link Communications RLC-2, that uses RLC-2 software version 4.30.
It was born November 15, 2000 at 899 Parkway Lane in Billings, Montana, 59101-4652.
It was purchased by, and sent to, Dave W. Johnston (N7HWI) who at that time
lived at 4420 14th Ave SE in Lacey WA. 98503.
Dave gave the controller to Steve (WC7I) so Steve would finally have a real controller for the WC7I repeater. Dave deserves a thousand thank-you's for that gift.
The autopatch does not work at this time (March 2009) because the original telephone lines were removed in the rebuilding process and left off the master plan. A phone line is on site, but the connection will have to be made by RF instead of using a wire connection. This RF conection will be a future project.
2 meter to 440 inter-connect.
Cross Connect ON = 225Please feel free to turn the cross connect ON or OFF as you wish.
Cross Connect OFF = 226
Please leave it in the ON position after you are finished using the repeater.