TYARC Chapters must eventually have at least one repeater that can be linked to the overall TYARC link system. Depending upon the expected use, these repeaters can be built from commercial grade radios like the Motorola GM300 series of VHF and UHF mobile radios. If a chapter decides to go with a new repeater, then the Yaesu DR-2X dual band FM & digital repeater should be seriously considered. Yaesu has been a strong supporter of amateur radio by offering the DR-2X for a discounted price, but for a limited time only. Be sure to check with Yaesul to see of the discounted price is still available.
TYARC's flagship chapter in Friendswood has two repeaters. One is a Yaesu DR-2X that is on 147.12 (+ 600 offset) using PL tone 167.9. The other repeater is a Motorola GR300 on 441.650/444.875 (+ 5Mhz offset) using PL tole 123. The 2-meter Yaesu repeater is set up to allow both traditional FM and C4FM digital input. Initially, it will transmit only traditional FM, but as more Members get Yaesu’s combination FM and digital radios, we will change the output to transmit the same mode as it received.
TYARC wants to thank Yaesu for its support of amateur radio clubs and the City of Friendswood for its support of the Texas Youth Amateur Radio Club!