The Sioux City ''97 Net'' is one of the oldest and most popular amateur radio networks in the greater Siouxland Region.
This popularity can be attributed to an important binary. The excellent coverage area and the congenial participants that are located within the immediate radius of reception. They are a diverse and interesting group that make it a point to check-in daily or as often as possible.
The repeater operates on 146.970 Mhz. and has an access sub tone of 110.9 hz.
If you are a licensed amateur radio operator you are cordially invited to check-in or make a general call request at anytime.
The net is called Monday thru Friday at 7:50 AM.
We are always looking for newcomers that we can add to our ever expanding check-in directory of active regulars.
A gold star will be added after your call sign if you check in three times in a one week period.
NOTE: - NØIAE WX DATA WILL UPDATE EVERY SIXTY SECONDS -
WØJJW - JUSTIN - SIOUX CITY, IOWA
WØAZH - SCHLICK - EMERSON, NEBRASKA
AAØP - TOM - BERESFORD - SOUTH DAKOTA
KDØXD - RICK - SIOUX CITY, IOWA
KFØISI - MIKE - SIOUX CITY, IOWA
KCØTQU - STEVE - PRIMGHAR, IOWA
K8UDH - BRUCE - WAUSA, NEBRASKA
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NOTE: The current ''97'' Check-In LOG Can also be found on the SARA WEBSITE
Be sure to visit the SARA Website. This incredibly wonderful website is a giant step forward in promoting our unique technical hobby.
This engaging website explains the intellegence behind and the purpose for amateur radio then and now.
The website and SARA are being recogized not only regionally but also on a national scale!
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My best '73'
The '97' repeater is based on a Kenwood TKR-750 commercial repeater.
Most commercial two-way in the US have 150 MHz as the low end of their alignment.
That is because the commercial band normally runs from 150-170 MHz.
This equipment was designed for the ''low cut'' which includes the 2-meter band.
That allowed this commercial Kenwood TKR-750 to be optimally tuned to 146.970 Mhz.
These repeaters were designed for an output power of 50 Watts intermittent and 25 Watts continuous duty.
The ''97'' reapeter is operating at the recommended output of 25 watts in order to provide
extended life, reliability, and longer periods of continuous emergency operation.
The repeater Xmtr output is connected to a TxRx brand 4-cavity duplexer that was purchased by the association.
This TxRx duplexer has a specified loss of 1.5 db and provides more than 85 db of isolation.
The transmission line is 7/8 inch Andrew.
The antenna is a DB-224 which is a 4-element folded dipole array in omni configuration.
This antenna sits atop a 330' tower located near Waterbury Nebraska.
The base of the tower is at an elevation of 1500 feet above sea level.
With consideration for all losses in the transmission pathway the system is
producing a nominal RF power output
of somewhere between 12 and fifteen watts.
Although the repeater's location is in Nebraska the assigned access tone for KØTFT Sioux City ''97'' repeater is 110.9 hz.
A special note of thanks go to ABØMZ, Bob Cain, for his expertise and for supplying me with the needed technical information. There is also special recognition for KEØILP, Brian Cain, who also posseses advanced repeater system technical knowledge and maintenance skills.
Then there is Reliable Rick my Data Dealer. KDØXD helps me with the task of keeping the active directory list accurate and up to date with QRZ verification. He ships me Emails that fill in the gaps when I am not sure of a call, name, or QTH.
One final word, for now...QRZ!
We would really like to hear from everyone.
You can Email comments and suggestions to Webmaster.
QST...Please! Spread the word about this website and our group of active participants.
Tell all amateur radio clubs and organizations that they are welcome to submit their events for posting on SC97NET.NET
If your contact is on '97' be sure to tell them about net call Monday thru Friday at 7:50 AM.
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