Following a period of testing while awaiting frequency coordination approval, the latest WR3IRS repeater is now on the air. It is on the Interstate1 c-Bridge, with the same talkgroup plan as the Waterford Works repeater including TriState full-time on TG2/TS2.
The Warren repeater is in relatively close proximity to the K1DO Martinsville, NJ repeater. The two repeaters do have some differences in coverage, with Martinsville covering better to the southwest, while Warren favors the north and east. The differences are due to a combination of terrain and tower shadowing.
Coverage models indicate mobile service in portions of Morris, Essex, Union, Passaic, Somerset, Middlesex, Hudson, Monmouth, and Mercer counties in NJ, eastern portions of the five NYC boroughs including most of Staten Island, and eastern Nassau County. Signal reports are encouraged.
A new talkgroup has been created on the Interstate c-Bridges for the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club, also known as the Packrats. This talkgroup is intended to be used to foster discussion and coordination of weak-signal VHF/UHF/microwave activities by members of the Packrats and other weak-signal enthusiasts. This talkgroup is available full-time on timeslot 1 on the following repeaters (all repeaters color code 1 unless otherwise noted):
Philadelphia, PA: 440.650+
Charlestown, PA: 440.200+
Ephrata, PA: 443.600+
Waterford Works, NJ: 443.300+
Warren, NJ: 440.2875+
Corbin City, NJ: 440.200+
Wilmington, DE: 448.425-
Dover, DE: 449.075-
Hazlettville, DE: 448.075- (CC2)
Seaford, DE: 442.8125+
Dagsboro, DE: 443.100+
Frederica, DE: 449.725-
Havre de Grace, MD: 443.650+
Towson, MD: 441.400+
Valley Forge, PA: 441.300+ (available soon)
Several additional WR3IRS repeaters are in the works to enhance and extend coverage in the following areas:
Atlantic and Cape May Counties in New jersey
Northwestern New Jersey including Sussex, Warren, and Morris counties, and eastern portions of adjacent counties in Pennsylvania and New York
Western New Jersey including Hunterdon and Warren counties and portions of Lehigh and Northampton counties in Pennsylvania
Site changes and new additions in southeastern PA
Improvements and expansion in northeastern and north-central Pennsylvania
Updates will be posted here - check back often.