W5JWB Repeater
441.775 MHz PL 131.8

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Welcome to the W5JWB Repeater Site!

The repeater is a 70 centimeter Amateur Radio repeater located in Austin, Texas.
The repeater is open, accessible at 441.775 MHz with a positive offset, and a PL tone of 131.8.

Operating Information

The W5JWB repeater has some of the standard features that come with most controllers. It also has the ability to let you hear how your signal sounds by doing an audio test using the DVR capabilities of the controller.

Some codes:

Time - Press dtmf 400
Audio Test - Press dtmf 725* , release mic, wait for repeater to say "Start Test Now" and then press and talk. It will record about 15 seconds of audio. Release mic and listen.

EchoLink - Node 366882

Station is connected full time to Echolink, open access for all. Access via node 366882 or W5JWB-R. # down disconnects.


Coverage Map
The repeater has fairly good mobile and HT coverage in the Travis and Williamson County area. Coverage Map

General Repeater Information

What is a Repeater?

A duplex repeater, in concept, is not really a complicated device. It's a 'duplexed' two-way radio set that listens on one frequency, then retransmits what it hears on another; at exactly the same time. These systems are usually located in places of high elevation (on mountains and tall buildings) and are equipped with large - efficient antennas, extremely low loss feedlines, and a transmitter and receiver that is very durable and rated for continuous duty. The end result? People using a repeater get much greater range from their radio equipment than would be possible talking simplex. This is how an individual with a portable walkie-talkie (handheld) transceiver can communicate with people many miles away with good clarity.

A ham (Amateur) repeater is often times referred to as "a machine" or "the machine". Repeaters are used in Commercial (Business)Communications, Emergency Communications (either by 'hams' or by Federal or Local Government agencies), and even Pleasure Communications. These machines might have multiple sources of power, including batteries for when commercial power is lost. Repeaters can be built that are extremely power efficient, and may run exclusively from batteries; recharged by solar, wind or water power.

More Repeater 101 by Kevin K. Custer W3KKC

Links of Interest


Travis County ARES

NA6M Repeater System (Georgetown TX)

Lonestar Storm Spotters Network

Texas VHF-FM Society

Austin Amateur Radio Club