At over 2500' elevation, the new Rockton Mountain repeaters provide mobile coverage of most or all of Clearfield, Jefferson, and Elk counties, western Centre county, and northern portions of Cambria and Indiana counties, with home station coverage extending further into adjacent counties.
The Rockton Mountain repeaters are on the Interstate2 c-Bridge, with the Western PA talkgroup as "local 2" on timeslot 2 full-time, and the Pennsylvania Statewide (3142) talkgroup full-time on timeslot 1.
The Rockton Mountain site affords very good east-west coverage along Interstate 80 from approximately Milesburg (exit 158) west to Clarion (exit 62), with "hilltop" coverage extending well beyond. Those who drive I-80 may recall seeing a sign near Exit 111 (Clearfield/Penfield) which reads "Highest Point on I-80 East of the Mississippi" - that location is along the northern portion of Rockton Mountain, with the repeater site a few miles south of that location, and antennas about 300 feet higher.
The York repeater provides coverage of much of the Susquehanna Valley in south-central Pennsylvania including York and Lancaster counties, eastern Adams and Cumberland counties, and much of Dauphin and Lebanon counties.
The York repeater is on the Interstate2 c-Bridge, with the Southcentral PA talkgroup as "local 2" on timeslot 2 full-time, and the Pennsylvania Statewide (3142) talkgroup full-time on timeslot 1.
The York repeater provides very good coverage along the Pennsylvania turnpike from Morgantown (milepost 298) through Carlisle (milepost 226), US-30 from western Chester County to Gettysburg, the major highways in and around the capitol region, and I-83 south into Maryland to the northern edge of the Baltimore/Towson repeater's coverage.
Repeaters in Northeastern Pennylvania including Camelback Mountain, Forkston Mountain, and Wilkes-Barre are moving from Brandmeister to the Interstate c-Bridges. As of this writing, Camelback and Wilkes-Barre have already been moved. Users of those repeaters will still find "local 2" to be the Northeastern Pennsylvania talkgroup full-time on timeslot 2, and Pennsylvania Statewide (3142) full-time on timeslot 1, as it they had been in the past,.
Interstate c-Bridge 2 has been expanded by another 20 ports to accomodate moving the NEPA repeaters, as well to provide ports for other new repeater additions in the works.
Our philosophy moving forward is to utilize the Interstate c-Bridges for all repeaters, with the exception of those located in areas where we have sufficient c-Bridge repeater coverage already. That is, repeaters we be kept on, or placed on, Brandmeister as an alternative outlet for those wishing to use less-active talkgroups, or those that are otherwise unavailable on the c-Bridge repeaters.