UPDATE: The WC0HC-VM repeater "stress test" was a success! The repeater functions correctly, so hopefully we won't experience any more episodes of the repeater dropping out after 20 minutes of heavy use. Thanks to all the listeners for your patience during the test.
NWS Chanhassen, in conjunction with the Maple Grove Radio Club, will be using the WC0HC-VM repeater from 6 p.m. Nov. 30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1 for Skywarn Recognition Day. No official or formal net will be conducted but Skywarn Recognition Day officials will be listening for casual check-ins in support of Skywarn.
The Hennepin County Emergency Management Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOMM) Team will be conduct a "stress test" of the WC0HC-VM on Dec. 6 from 8-9 p.m. The purpose of this test is to determine if the repeater is fully functional based on repairs earlier this year. The test will consist of an audio loop of a few minutes, then breaking for emergency or priority traffic, then continuation of the audio loop. This will go on for an hour or until we find an issue with the repeater.
We are suggesting that Auxiliary Emergency Communicators who wish to program the WC0HC repeaters into their radios use the suggested Alphanumeric Programming Names (see above). This will make interoperability easier.
P25 functionality is now disabled.
The HCEM AUXCOMM Team and the HCSO-CRT work together as the official RACES organization for Hennepin County.
Emergency/Training traffic only
We are also testing Echolink on this repeater on a temporary basis
|Plymouth||WC0HC-VP||146.700 (-)||127.3 (Tx)/118.8 (Rx)||Backup to Minneapolis repeater||Disabled|
|Edina||WC0HC-VE||145.430 (-)||127.3||General Use||Enabled|
|Golden Valley||WC0HC-UG||444.175 (+)||127.3||General Use||Enabled|
|Edina||WC0HC-UE||444.200 (+)||127.3||General Use||Enabled|
Hennepin County Emergency Repeater System
146.700 MHz Repeater System Organization
The Minneapolis Repeater is for Emergency/Training traffic only, and is reserved for RACES/ARES, SKYWARN, and Metro Hospital Compact use. Please follow the established protocol when using this repeater.