This afternoon we installed the new repeater antenna at the

top of the Medical Office Building (MOB) at the Phelps County

Regional Medical Center (PCRMC).


Helping with the installation were Ron (KD0IEK), Jeff (KD0JLM)

Kevin (hospital facilities employee), Peter (WB9KHR),

Steve (N6RHQ), and Joe (K0OG). Prior to today's project,

Ron and Kevin pulled the coaxial cable (Times Microwave

LMR-400, solid core/100% shielded low-loss cable), mounted

the antenna attachment mast on the building chiller unit on

the roof, and mounted the repeater and resonator cabinets

in the utility room just below the antenna location on the roof.


The antenna is a Comet GP-9N, 8.5 dBi gain on 2m, dual-band

2m/70cm vertical, about 19-feet tall, with ground-plane

radials. When the 147.210 MHz repeater currently at Peter's

house (WB9KHR) is moved to the MOB, it will be renamed

W0GS/H, and should provide solid handheld coverage in Rolla

and most of Phelps County, and reliable mobile coverage for

at least a 30-mile radius around Rolla. As it is currently, it

will continue to be linked at all times to 146.790 MHz (W0GS/R)

located just outside Dixon, MO, about 20 miles due west of

Rolla. This complex of repeaters will provide continuous W0GS

coverage from Lebanon to Cuba (or possibly Sullivan) for

mobile stations along Interstate-44.


This repeater complex will be useful in Emergency Operations

Planning for the PCRMC and Region I inter-hospital

communications during emergencies.


The RRARS thanks the administration and individual personnel

at PCRMC for their excellent support of this repeater project.


Pictures by Joe, K0OG (Pentax K100D Super digital SLR and

18-55mm zoom lens), except as noted by Steve, N6RHQ

(using his Blackberry).

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