Mazama, Washington,  98833

Mazama Fusion Repeater - 145.210 +2.78 Auto/Auto, No DSQ, DCS: 026

Mazama Fusion Repeater - 444.850  -5.00 Auto/Auto, No DSQ, DCS: 023

more details: Methow Valley Linked Repeater System (now dead)

MotoTRBO UHF and VHF repeaters, digital mode only, linked to DCI

T-Hunt Transmitter:  146.565 (on call-up)

Mazama APRS Digipeater and iGate


TRBO is located above Goat Creek, about 7 miles east of Winthrop, WA, 2,350 feet ASL, 40 feet HAAT. The (mobile users) service area is Winthrop at about Twin Lakes Road along Hwy 20, then West from downtown Winthrop about 20 miles past Early Winters (to about Silver Star Check on Hwy 20).  Mazama, Lost River and Edelweiss are also covered.  These are modest or lower level machines currently deployed at multiple sites between Mazama and Winthrop at about 2,350 feet ASL.

The 444.850 Fusion repeaters operate in analog and/or Fusion digital modes on a first in/first out basis.  The Winthrop Fusion repeater is also part of the MVLRS network.  You should run DCS decode on your radios or you will be hearing the digital noise when the repeater is transmitting in digital mode.

We are looking for a better home for the sister repeater system.  A mountaintop location like Flagg would be ideal but likely not realistic for us due to installation costs and site rent.  A location that overlooks downtown Winthrop with a look down the valley toward Twisp and west along Hwy 20 would be more realistic, Studhorse Mtn for example.  A home, ranch or other parcel which has electricity would be great.  We also have a GMRS repeater that is turned-off but would likewise, be looking for a new home.  We could offer you, your family or your business a private tone on the community tone panel for your generosity.  See our GMRS page for more information.

These systems are open for use by the ham public.  Email for additional details.

The low level system currently consists of Motorola XPR-8300 repeaters on UHF and VHF, Motorola Duplexer, Arcom 210 controller with voice delay boards on all RF ports, Triband fiberglass omni main antenna, triplexer and 1/2" Heliax main feedline, battery back-up and electrical generator back-up.  All RF links use commercial type-accepted radios.  We provide full PL encode/decode with audio delay so that there are no squelch noises or IDer's heard end to end by the users listening to the main repeater channel.  This makes for a very pleasant system to monitor.  All other tones and voice audio annunciation is set as low as possible to provide a balance between information flow and irritation, essentially allowing for 24 hour monitoring if you wish with the minimum of bother.

At the present time and always subject to change as I tinker and tweak, I  have 220 Mhz, 6 and 2 meter remote bases along with additional RF links to other systems active now or planned to make up the balance of the system.  We anticipate to have solid RF links to outside of the North Methow Valley to further increase the service area in times of need.  The goal will to have both 6 and 2 meter repeaters as the system is built out.