Ole Virginia Hams Repeaters
The OVH Club operates six repeaters: four FM repeaters (VHF and UHF), and two DSTAR repeaters (VHF and UHF) which provide communications coverage for Northern Virginia, including Prince William County, the Cities of Manassas and Manassas Park and the neighboring areas of Loudoun, Fauquier, and Fairfax Counties, Virginia.
The antennas for the 2-meter FM (146.970- MHz, CTSS 100.0) and one of the 70-cm FM (442.200+ MHz, CTSS 100.0) repeaters are both located on the Prince William County Service Authority’s water Bull Run storage tank located at Mt. Pone, Prince William County. The antenna for the other 70-cm FM (443.500+ MHz, CTSS 110.9) repeater is located on the Manassas City water tower in Old Town Manassas, Virginia. The 442.200 machine is a dual-mode (FM/C4FM) Fusion machine that has connectivity with the world via the Yaesu WIRES-X system and the Internet.
The antennas for the two DSTAR repeaters (146.865- MHz and 442.5125+ MHz) as well as the antenna for the 1.25-meter FM (224.66- MHz, CTSS 100.0) repeater are all located on the communications tower at the Northern Virginia Electric Coop (NOVEC) site on Lomond Drive, Manassas, Virginia. The two DSTAR repeaters have a connection to the Internet by way of a microwave link between NOVEC and Mt. Pone using ICOM G3 Gateway software. New users can register for DSTAR access at https://w4ovh.dstargateway.org/Dstar.do .
Standard shift offsets between repeater output and repeater input frequencies are used for all OVH repeaters. Because four repeaters have been recently relocated or newly installed, the previous repeater coverage maps became obsolete and are no longer accessible here.
Analog * FM Repeaters
|Callsign Used||Output from Repeater||PL Tone / CTSS||Input to Repeater|
|W4OVH||146.970 MHz||100.0 Hz||146.370 MHz|
|W4OVH||224.660 MHz||100.0 Hz||223.060 MHz|
|W4OVH||442.200 MHz *||100.0 Hz||447.200 MHz|
|K4GVT/R||443.500 MHz||110.9 Hz||448.500 MHz|
* The 442.200 machine is a dual-mode (analog/digital) Fusion machine that has connectivity with the world via the Yaesu WIRES-X system and the Internet.
Additional information about the OVH Repeaters: A PL tone of 100.0 Hz is transmitted at all times on the W4OVH 2-meter FM repeater so listeners can avoid hearing unwanted signals on the output frequency. At present, the W4OVH 1.25-meter FM repeater is not linked with the 2-meter repeater. The two repeaters at the Mt Pone location can linked or unlinked remotely by the Repeater Control Operators. Other features available to OVH club members include time-of-day, repeater status and DTMF testing. The control operators can also remotely turn off or turn on the PL tone input requirement on each repeater. The requirement for PL tones is usually turned off during W4OVH Net operations and during public service and ARES operations.
A new feature added to the Mt Pone site allows members to connect to the repeaters using VOIP. Details are provided on the members-only web site.
Audio from the 2-meter FM and linked repeaters can also be heard on a Broadcastify live audio stream
The Mt Pone site analog FM machines can be linked to other repeaters using the AllStarLink system.
|Callsign Used||Output from Repeater||Input to Repeater|
|W4OVH||146.865 MHz||146.265 MHz|
|W4OVH||442.5125 MHz||447.5125 MHz|