The Waltham ARA maintains four repeaters, all located on Prospect Hill in Waltham, MA. Our repeaters are open for use by all radio amateurs. All use the callsign W1MHL/R. On certain dates, one or more of our repeaters may be reserved exclusively for use by a public service event.
Note 1: The 146.64 MHz repeater has two special features:
- It repeats both traditional analog FM and digital voice mode Apco P25. FM users can use 136.5 Hz Tone Squelch to mute digital voice “noise”. P25 users should select NAC 293.
- EchoLink® is available on our 146.64 MHz repeater. Connect to us via W1MHL-R, Node 490278. To make outgoing connections over the air, touch-tone 64 and the Node number to connect, # to disconnect. For more information about EchoLink, and to download the free software to use Echolink on a PC or mobile device: http://www.echolink.org.
NEVER ACKNOWLEDGE UNIDENTIFIED TRANSMISSIONS
Simple? Yes, but it’s often harder than you might think. It means that you do not say anything over the air that acknowledges that transmission.
· Do not say “Did you hear that?”
· Do not say “I couldn’t hear you because someone was throwing a carrier”
· Do not complain about it.
· Do not say ANYTHING that would tell the person that he is making it into the repeater.
WARA repeater site view toward Boston