ARES Repeaters for Johnson County
- Primary Analog Skywarn: Cleburne, TX 145.490 – offset, PL 88.5
- Backup Analog Skywarn: Cleburne, TX 444.000 + offset, PL 136.5
- Alt Backup Cleburne, TX 444.125 + offset, PL 88.5
- Alt Backup Keene, TX 443.125 + offset, PL 110.9 *YSF
- Simplex 146.48
Additional Local Repeater Information
Mansfield 145.39 – offset, PL 167.9
Mansfield 224.46 – offset, PL 110.9
Mansfield 448.775 – offset, PL 167.9 (linked to Burleson 444.525 + offset, PL 167.9)
Burleson 440.700 PL 136.5 *YSF WIRES-X
Joshua 224.76 – offset, PL 88.5
Venus 441.725 DMR Color:1 ID: 314526 Time Slot: TS01,TS02
Alvarado 147.220 + offset PL 110.9 YSF In Progress
Keene 443.125 + offset, PL 110.9 *YSF
Bosque County: 147.18 + offset, PL 123.0 *YSF
Hill County: 146.78 – offset, PL 123.0 *YSF
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*YSF=Yaesu System Fusion
System Fusion is the only digital mode ham repeater system that allows FM and Digital to coexist.
If you are FM capable only, it is recommended that you engage full PL tone squelch so you don’t hear the digital transmissions that would sound like a loud rushing noise.
Also, in FM mode there is a 5 second delay before it switches back to automatic mode. This is by design.
FM Users: Be sure the channel is not active with digital before you key up on FM if you use full PL mode.
You would do that by either disengaging the tone squelch (recommended) or by looking at your S-meter.
System Fusion Digital Users: leave your rig in AMS mode (automatic mode select) when monitoring to avoid not hearing FM when you are in monitoring mode. Engage digital mode only when in an actual digital QSO and returning to AMS mode when you are done will insure you don’t key over FM transmissions.
Since this is a multi-mode repeater it will be a challenge to keep the FM and Digital transmissions from bumping heads but with good amateur practice it can be kept to a minimum.