Northern Oregon Coast Amateur Radio

The norther Oregon coast experiences considerable winter rain and strong wind. This leads to power outages and flooding. And of course someday the Oregon coast will see another tsunami strike. Amateur radio operators provide emergency communications when disaster strikes and the normal communications systems fail. Some great amateur radio information is avilable at the ARRL web site.

Oregon House Bill HB2597 - regulating mobile use of communication devices.

The north coast has three amateur radio groups with overlapping memberships in Clastsop County:
Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club, SERAC
Seaside Tsunami Amateur Radio Society, STARS
Cannon Beach Amateur Radio Society, CBARS

An amateur radio repeater is located in the coast range just to the east of Arch Cape. This repeater looks down into Cannon Beach and Arch Cape and provides excellent radio coverage for those areas and also links to repeaters to the north.

Arch Cape Radio Repeater
Arch Cape Repeater Technical Details

Call Sign: W7BU
Output Frequency: 146.740
Input Frequency:    146.140
Tone: 118.8
Elevation: 2400 feet

Packet digipeater: 144.960

Repeater linking information

Repeater Information:
Coverage map
Construction and technical details
List of manuals and documentation on site equipment
Solar charge controller data
Visit May 7, 2017 - Measuring anchor holes
Visit April 2, 2017 - Batteries to site
Visit March 19, 2017 - Solar panel prep - finish anchor holes
Visit February 11, 2017 - Solar panel prep - start anchor holes
Visit February 3, 2017 - Insulation
Visit January 29, 2017 - cover old vent holes
Visit January 7, 2017 - Building clean up
Visit June 18, 2016 - Removing solar panels
Visit November 11, 2014 - Repair solar panel frame
Visit November 8, 2014 - Link test and solar panels down
Visit February 16, 2013 - Battery check and data download
Visit November 17, 2012 - Battery check and data download
Visit September 15, 2012 - Clean up and battery check
Visit July 29, 2012 - Install new solar charge controller
Visit February 11, 2012 - Replace controller and radios
Visit January 14, 2012 - Bring controller and radios down
Visit November 26, 2011 - Site check after storm
Visit July 23, 2011 - Door replacement
Visit May 22, 2011 - Battery Test
Visit May 4, 2011 - Battery swap
VIsit April 22, 2011 - Fuse and battery check
Visit April 17, 2011 - Replace fuse
Visit January 7, 2011 - Replace link radio
Visit December 26, 2010 - Adjust link radio
Visit December 24, 2010 - Replace link radio
Visit December 21, 2010 - Remove link radio
Vist December 12, 2010 - Link radio test, stormy day
Visit December 4, 2010 - Routine maintenance
Visit July 25, 2010 - Door hinge repair.
Visit June 12, 2010 - Frozen door hinges.
Visit June 3, 2010 - Rockfall
Visit May, 2008 - Antenna repairs
Visit March 5, 2006 - Temporary antenna install
Visit December 31, 2005 - Door repairs
Visit March 13, 2005 - Some site damage

I have a web page here that gives examples of three mobile radio installations that I have done.
I made some notes on programming a Wouxun KG-UV3D radio with Linux and have the notes here.