Info re C4FM repeaters in SA

The following information was sent to President Peter by Peter VK5JP. It’s shown below for members information. It is a copy of an email following a query from WICEN SA Coordinator.


Since we last spoke there has been a rapid development of the Adelaide-10-G room 69159. Previously we had only a small amount of Wires-X capable repeaters connected to Lower Hermitage, those being: –

1)     VK5RCT Copper Triangle; located in Moonta; Frequency 438.325MHz Minus 5.00MHz offset; AMS “On” Analogue and Digital

2)     VK5RBV 70CM Barossa Valley ; located in the Barossa, frequency on  439.800MHz Minus 5.OOMHz offset; AMS “On” Analogue and Digital

3)     VK5RBV 2M Barossa Valley ; located in the Barossa, frequency on  146.825MHz Minus .6OOMHz offset; AMS “On” Analogue and Digital

4)     VK5RSC 70CM South Coast; currently located at Willunga Hill on 438.825MHz Minus 5.00MHz offset; AMS “On” Analogue and Digital

5)     VK5RDF 2M Crafers located in the Adelaide Hills on 147.2625Mhz minus 1.600MHz offset;Digital Only

6)     VK5RKW 70CM Upper Hermitage; Adelaide Hills on 438.875MHz minus 7.00MHz offset. This site has now become the primary repeater site for “Wires-X connections: Digital Only

7)     VK5RLH 2M in the Southern Hummocks on 146.975MHz Minus .600MHz offset is a C4FM repeater which is occasionally linked to Wires-X Runs both Analogue and Digital

8)     VK5RDF 70CM Crafers on 438.1125MHz Minus 7.00MHZ offset is stand alone C4FM repeater but can be remotely connected to Wires-X; Digital Only

9)     VK5SCR 2M on York Peninsula located at York town on 144.837 Simplex is a Wires-X Node run by Scruff and provides coverage around the York Town Area

Recently Added Repeaters: –

VK5RWR 70CM Waikerie located in the Riverland on 438.750MHZ minus 7.00MHz. the site is still under construction but repeater is operational and has excellent coverage. AMS “On” Analogue and Digital

VK3RPT is a Wires-X link from Victoria to Adelaide-10-G and is part of the Australia Repeater network which currently incorporates various areas of Victoria, New south Wales, Queensland, Alice Springs Northern Territory. The current plan which is underway is to build this Network to cover all of Australia and its Capital Territories…this link has provided additional connections to interstate repeaters and their respective networks… (Ref: Chris Dimitrijevic VK3FY)

Soon to be added is VK5ROH 70CM Blue Lake; Mt Gambier in the South East. Frequency is 439.825MHZ with Minus 5.00MHz This is a new DR2X repeater replacing the existing 70CM Analogue unit. The repeater is currently under test and will join Adelaide -10-G. The AMS will be active allowing for connection via Analogue or Digital

There is also plans to install additional C4FM repeaters in each State but these will be connected to a specific Room ………

Yaesu C4FM and Wires-X has been widely accepted in Australia and overseas as the Digital System specifically designed for Amateur use.

Additional we have developed here in South Australia software for the Pi4 to enable the WIA Broadcast to be broadcasted on C4FM and Wires-“X” every Sunday at 09:00Hrs and again at 19:00Hrs Adelaide Central time. Credit goes to Steve VK5ST for the software development, his tireless effort in developing the software over the last 8 months has given us a fully automated system which allows for the broadcast of the WIA National News Segment, Local News Segment and Chris K1KC Tech corner. Other features now allow for repeater switching in event of Link failure with the primary repeater, the ability to record overseas tech broadcasts and other features…

Due to heavy demand on network services Phil Kern from Kern Wifi has upgrades the fibre optic links at the Upper Hermitage site. Currently there are 2 Optic Fibre links to Sydney; 100g and 10G:  recently added a Fibre Link running to Melbourne…… Phil has been instrumental in giving the Adelaide-10-G room the best stable available internet service with a large bandwidth to allow for a large number of connections to room 69159. He himself is a amateur and is a keen supporter of the Yaesu System fusion C4FM and Wires-“X” here in Adelaide

I hope the above information will help you and WICEN group into the research of Yaesu C4FM repeaters and their coverage in South Australia and Interstate…..

Moving forward to a Digital Future with C4FM……VK5 Digital Fusion Group


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