Repeaters
Repeaters
West
Lakewood, Ohio
East
towerWR8ABC
146.880- MHz
110.9 PL
IRLP node #4282
Online
towerWR8ABC
146.760- MHz
110.9 PL
Highland Hills, Ohio
Remote bases
Degraded
towerWB8CQR
224.900- MHz
141.3 PL
Online
towerWR8ABC
444.400+ MHz
131.8 PL
Macedonia, Ohio
Online
towerWR8ABC
444.700+ MHz
Yaesu System Fusion Digital
OFFLINE
 

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

The "76 repeater" operates on an output frequency of 146.760 MHz with an input frequency of 146.160 MHz (-600 KHz).  The main receiver and transmitter is located in Highland Hills, Ohio with remote inputs in Lakewood, Newbury, Willoughby, and University Circle for a total of five 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.

The Willoughby, University Circle, and main input are offline. Coverage may not be as good in those ares until a they can be put back online.

An issue at the main site has been identified causing the main receive input to be disabled.  This has resolved the excessive buzzing problem at night.

Please be aware of these issues.

If you are able to assist in locating viable input location in the Willoughby area, please contact the club.

Streaming audio of the .76 repeater can be found on Broadcastify and by visiting our streaming audio page. A 76 stream is unavailable at this time.

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 broadcast by the repeater for Tone Squelch operation.

The .88 repeater is IRLP node #4282.  For IRLP operating procedures, read our article on IRLP.

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

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.

The Fusion repeater is OFFLINE for repairs and upgrades until further notice.

This repeater is a Yaesu System Fusion digital repeater operating in C4FM digital full time.  Analog transmissions are not available.  A C4FM capable radio is required to use this repeater.  No tone, digital squelch, or digital code options are required to operate.

C4FM 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.