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Brussels Repeater - On Air

03-15-2018 The WE9COM Brussels (Door County) 146.805 repeater is back on the network. A Tech Team of expert technicians spent the day trying to run down and eliminate an intermodulation issue. Our Brussels transmitter, when mixed with two additional carriers in the public service band create a 3rd order harmonic directly on the repeater receiver frequency.
The Tech Team was able to identify the mix, duplicate it, and ultimately decided through exhaustive testing the IM was not being created in WeComm equipment. The IM issue will need to be further researched. For the time being, a workaround was implemented. The receiver CTCSS tone is 146.2, the tone assigned in our coordination documents. However, we’ve implemented an 85.4 hz CTCSS tone on our transmitter. Those using tone-decode on their mobiles and HT’s should use carrier squelch with transmit encode of 146.2.
The WE9COM Brussels system was turned on for the first time 03-03-2018. It was quickly determined an issue was causing the system to stay transmitting once the three emitters were on simultaneously causing the 3rd order harmonic mix. By moving the CTCSS transmit encoder tone we are able to stop the combined signals from keeping the receiver active. However, the IM is still there. Weak signals received will have noise on their signals, including the buzz associated with digital modulation.
Please continue to use the system as you normally do. If you wish to communicate any issues you may have, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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Jack Thomas
Jim Westover
Mike Bresnahan
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Chris Keezer
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Mark Rasmussen - Tech Team North
Keith Stoney - Tech Team North

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