927.26.25 151.4 tone
To advance the coverage of the rare 900 band into as many areas of Arizona as possible, I was given a repeater by Tom, NE7X to blanket the Payson area. On top of that, it is connected to the Allstar system and is node 56384. It is located NE of Payson at a height of 6k feet (Payson is around 5k) and seems to have good coverage so far. Soon the antenna will be on the top of the tower and be fed with LMR600 cable and that should enhance the coverage a lot more than the test location of the antenna where. Although, there is just a bit of brush in the way now, being in the clear and fed with a quality feedline instead of 20-year-old 9913 with 3 adapters in the line will make a huge difference.
There aren’t any 900 Mhz radios available commercially specifically for this band. Pretty much everyone on it has used and converted commercial radios. It isn’t hard to get on for someone who is a bit determined. All of the instructions are available and eBay usually has a bunch of the radios available.
The repeater has been coordinated.