Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater

I'm a Motorolla GR1225 repeater that was saved from the dumpster, and given a second life as a repeater located in Witmer PA. If you aren't close enough to use me via RF, you can also access me as Allstar Node 56001.

Generally connected to the Pride Radio Network (Thursday - Sunday) or the Ham Radio Workbench Hub (Monday - Wednesday), except for times when I automatically connect to nets that align with my mission statement!

Make sure to check my website for details on my use.

Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

@brainofdane @KJ7OMO a less expensive, but fun option could be to set up essentially a ‘high power hotspot’ - basically a controller and mobile radio - then you can kind of grow it over time, acquire a duplexer, a second radio, etc. and piece it together over time. Also, if our project goes well, eventually we’d be looking to set up additional sites, so depending on your situation at that future time, it could be a good time to raise your hand 😀

May 20, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

Okay - we’re officially back on the air with our temporary hardware! It is a bit of a rats-nest of stuff, but gets us back in action while continuing the fund-raising via:

r4e project:
n3vem.com/r4e

and

Subversive Radio Shop:
n3vem.com/shop

Next up after this machine will be getting @KJ7OMO repeater back online!

May 20, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

The temporary repeater is alive! It’s repeating, seems to connect to things okay etc.

Just have to get all the audio and such tweaked up now I think 🤞

May 20, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

With both final and driver replaced, output is still very low. In the interest of getting back on the air quickly, we’ll shift gears to getting back OTA with a pair of commercial mobile radios and the duplexer. We’ll just have to order a couple molex adapters and such to make a new interface harness. That should get us back on the air in fairly short order, while we continue troubleshooting the GR1225, and continue our fund raising:

n3vem.com/r4e/

May 09, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

An additional part for my repairs should come tomorrow - looks like it arrived at our local distribution center this morning.

🤞

May 07, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

Hmmm. Well, new final and it’s associated caps have been changed, but the low output problem remains. (I.e. the final I took out was probably fine…)

I’ll try swapping the driver next, but will have to wait till it comes (just ordered today)

I’m admittedly poking in the dark a little, so if replacing the driver doesn’t do it I may have to give up on this machine, and probably move to plan B. I have some other thoughts too, but can’t fit them in 500 chars so it might be time for a blog post😀

April 30, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

Some parts came in, so hopefully we’ll be back on the air this week.

April 29, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

My RF output is currently very low - will try to get in some troubleshooting time this weekend.

April 19, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm now connecting to the @PrideRadioGroup Allstar Hub (2105) join me at 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, or Echolink 994842 prideradionetwork.weebly.com/

April 19, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm Connecting to the IRN KB1 Multi-Mode Net in 1 Hour! (20:00utc) 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, Echolink 994842 or directly to Allstar node 2197 irn.radio/nets

April 19, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm now connecting to the @PrideRadioGroup Allstar Hub (2105) join me at 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, or Echolink 994842 prideradionetwork.weebly.com/

April 19, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm now connecting to the @PrideRadioGroup Allstar Hub (2105) join me at 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, or Echolink 994842 prideradionetwork.weebly.com/

April 18, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm now connecting to the @PrideRadioGroup Allstar Hub (2105) join me at 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, or Echolink 994842 prideradionetwork.weebly.com/

April 18, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm now connecting to the @PrideRadioGroup Allstar Hub (2105) join me at 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, or Echolink 994842 prideradionetwork.weebly.com/

April 18, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm Connecting to the Handihams Trivia Net in 1 Hour! (00:00utc) 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, Echolink 994842 or directly to Allstar node 473670 or Echolink node 494492 handiham.org/wordpress1/handih

April 17, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm now connecting to the Allstar Hub (55915) join me at 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, or Echolink 994842 hamradioworkbench.com/

April 17, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm Connecting to the Wednesday Night Net in 1 Hour! (18:30utc) 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, Echolink 994842 or directly to Allstar node 2197 freestar.network/netcontrol/

April 17, 2024
Allstar 56001 N3VEM Repeater
n3vemrepeater@qth.social

I'm now connecting to the Allstar Hub (55915) join me at 444.200+ pl 100, Allstar 56001, or Echolink 994842 hamradioworkbench.com/

April 17, 2024