145.16 xxx.x / 144.56 127.3 – operational linked

This repeater was formally installed on April 28, 2016 with the ability to Link to the Ventura County WD6EBY repeater network.  This repeater id’s as “K6TZ SYP”.

This 145.16 linked repeater system is a Co-op between Bill Talanian, W1UUQ (trustee of K6TZ) and Paul Strauss, WD6EBY.  The addition of this interconnect repeater brings us one step closer to establishing the permanent Tri-County (ARRL-Santa Barbara Section, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Louis Obispo Counties) communications network.  This Tri-County network is intended to provide camaraderie with other Section Amateurs.  Additionally this network will provide a means of communicating during times of disasters and Mutual Aid requests for Amateur resources and furthering our abilities to the agencies we serve.

I want to thank Rob for braving the cold and high winds while performing the required tower work.  Bill for providing the equipment for this instillation and the management for this site.  Matt for his RF technical expertise in construction of the repeater interconnect – trouble shooting, and for the programming of the controller.   This was truly a team effort.

Projected coverage plot

View to the North towards Solvang and Santa Maria

View to the South East towards Santa Barbara and Ventura

New equipment Instillation

Rob W6RH positioning the Repeater Antenna on the tower

Left to right, Matt W6KGB, Rob W6RH

Left to right, Bill W1UUQ, Matt W6KGB