WECA's 147.060 repeater system
The two meter WECA repeater's ERP is 350 Watts from an omni antenna at 470 feet above ground level. The repeater provides street level HT coverage in about 95% of Westchester County. It provides mobile coverage in 100% of Westchester County, and from beyond the southern tip of Manhattan to Dutchess County. It also provides mobile coverage for Long Island from western Suffolk County through out all of Nassau and Queens Counties into Brooklyn, and most of northern New Jersey beyond Morristown.
This repeater system has five remote receive sites in Westchester County, and two additional remotes outside Westchester. One remote receiver in Orange County and the other in Bergen County. The voting system continuously evaluates, and determines which receive site has the best signal and selects that site's receiver audio to be repeated from the main transmitter located in Valhalla. A home brew "Voter Tallier" creates the tones listed below. These tones are generated based on the site that is voted for the longest during that transmission.
RX Tones - the number of Low Tones after the initial courtesy beep indicates the site voted for longest time in the south:
440 Hz Tones (low pitch = south)
No tally tone - SW (Bergen) - Click here to listen
1 - Valhalla - Click here to listen
2 - White Plains - Click here to listen
3 - Mt Vernon - Click here to listen
RX Tones - the number of High Tones after the initial courtesy beep indicates the site voted for longest time in the north:
880 Hz Tones (higher pitch = north)
1 - Harriman - Click here to listen
2 - Bedford - Click here to listen
3 - North Salem - Click here to listen
Last edited on Sunday, December 17, 2017