Repeaters

Newsflash

March 24, 2021

The .76 repeater is off the air for maintenance that will take several weeks.  We appreciate your patience.  In the mean time, please use 146.88 or 444.7.

See the Repeaters page for more information.

Repeaters
West East
towerWR8ABC
146.880- MHz
110.9 PL
Lakewood
Allstar #456771
Online

towerWR8ABC
146.760- MHz
110.9 PL
Highland Hills
OFF-AIR

towerWB8CQR
224.900- MHz
141.3 PL
Lakewood
Online
towerWR8ABC
444.400+ MHz
131.8 PL
Macedonia
OFF-AIR
towerWR8ABC
444.700+ MHz
131.8 PL
Yaesu System Fusion
Lakewood
Online
 


The Lake Erie Amateur Radio Association maintains open repeaters that use the club's call sign - WR8ABC.  LEARA owns and operates five repeaters in the Greater Cleveland area: three on the Westside in Lakewood, Ohio and two on the Eastside; one in Highland Hills, Ohio and one in Macedonia, Ohio.

All of our repeaters are open to all properly licensed Amateur Radio operators.

We ask those who make use of our repeaters or linking services to consider supporting the club by becoming a member.

Our nets can be found on the nets page.

146.760

 

Note from the Radio Officer, AD8G, March 23:

The .76 repeater is off the air and will remain so for a period of several weeks. Bill Hess and I have spent countless hours at the site over the past few years trying to resolve various issues, mostly relating to the quality of the audio and a persistent hum on the signal. There are also issues with link receivers. On Sunday, we found a leaking capacitor in one of the voter cards which we promptly  replaced with a spare. It seems like every time we fix something, a new problem crops up. Therefore, I intend to tear down and rebuild .76 - using existing parts where possible; I'm not opposed to  replacing aged-out parts with newer ones, but we need to be smart about it. This will allow me to go over every individual component with a fine-toothed comb, get everything fully tested, and give  me a chance to re-do the wiring which has become a bit of a mess.

I appreciate your continued patience while we get this done. I'll provide updates as time allows. For now, please use the .88 repeater, which should be back on the air by the time you read this.

If you have questions, feel free to email Dave AD8G.

 

The "76 repeater" operates on an output frequency of 146.760 MHz with an input frequency of 146.160 MHz (-600 KHz).  The transmitter is located in Highland Hills, Ohio with remote inputs in Lakewood, Newbury, and University Circle for a total of three inputs.  A PL of 110.9 Hz is required for access and is broadcast by the repeater for Tone Squelch operation.

This repeater will broadcast weather alerts issued by the National Weather Service office in Cleveland.  It is also the primary Skywarn repeater for Cuyahoga county.  Details on the Skywarn page.

We have inputs in Lakewood, University Circle and Newbury.

If you are able to assist in locating viable input location in the Lake County area north of Little Mountain, please contact the club.

 

146.880

The "88 repeater" operates on an output frequency of 146.880 MHz with an input frequency of 146.280 MHz (-600 KHz).  The repeater is located in Lakewood, Ohio.  A PL of 110.9 Hz is required for access and is transmitted by the repeater for Tone Squelch operation.

The .88 repeater is Allstar node #456771.  For Allstar operating procedures, read our Allstar article.

Streaming audio of the .88 repeater can be found on Broascastify and by visiting our Live Audiostreaming audio page.

This is the backup Skywarn repeater for Cuyahoga county.  Details on the Skywarn page.

 

224.900

Our 220 repeater operates on an output frequency of 224.900 MHz with an input frequency of 223.300 MHz (-1.600 MHz).  The repeater is located in Lakewood, Ohio.  It requires a PL of 141.3 Hz for access.
 

444.400

The "dot four repeater" operates on an output frequency of 444.400 MHz with an input frequency of 449.400 MHz (+5.000 MHz).  The repeater is located in Macedonia, Ohio.  It requires a PL of 131.8 Hz for access.

The .40 repeater is currently offline due to an issue with it's controller.

444.700

Yaesu Fusion Digital

The "dot seven repeater" operates on an output frequency of 444.700 MHz with an input frequency of 449.700 MHz (+5.000 MHz).  The repeater is located in Lakewood, Ohio.

This repeater is a Yaesu System Fusion digital repeater operating in "automatic" mode and it can be used in analog or digital mode. Analog uses a PL of 131.8. A System Fusion-capable radio can be used with this repeater.  No tone, digital squelch, or digital code options are required to operate.

Yaesu System Fusion is capable of using the full 12.5 kHz bandwidth for:

  • Voice/Data simultaneous communication mode (audio communications with error correction).
  • Voice Full Rate Mode (high quality voice communications).
  • High Speed Data Communication Mode (transmissions of images and data).

For more information about System Fusion technology, FAQ, forums, customer support, and available radio products, head over to the Yaesu System Fusion website.

Discontinued

Over the years, a number of services provided by LEARA have been discontinued.  This list is solely "whatever happened to...?"  Include "lack of use" as the first reason.

  • Eastside 224.940/R: equipment failure.
  • Hamnet BBS: the Internet.
  • 53.230/R: loss of receive site and closing of Sunny Acres Hospital.
  • Autopatch: cellphones and repeater rebuild project.
  • Packet equipment: decline of the backbone system.

Repeater Directories

Repeater directories and locators for finding repeaters are in our links section.