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W7FLO/R Florence, Oregon 146.800 MHz (-600 KHz) Tone 100.0
W7FLO/R Florence, Oregon 442.575 MHz ( + 5 MHz) DCS 125
W7FLO-2 Florence, Oregon 144.950 MHz Packet Node

The Central Oregon Coast Amateur Radio Club has nearly 100 members, most of whom live in the Florence and the surrounding area.  We have a very active ARES organization with a membership of over a dozen full and associate members, led by our EC, Bob K6RMP.

Our 2-meter repeater is a Kenwood TKR-750 on 146.800 with a PL of 100.0 Hz, and our UHF repeater is a Yaesu DR-1X (Fusion) on 442.575 , using a DCS of 125. The repeaters are located on Herman Peak, 11 miles NNW of Florence at an elevation of 2000 feet. Both repeaters are open to all Amateurs. EchoLink is fully supported on our 2 meter repeater. We have links from the UHF repeater to Mt. Hebo near Lincoln City and points beyond to the north, and another link to the Coos Bay area, going south beyond Bandon, and also over to Roseburg. Major improvements and changes to the system have occurred in 2009 such as a complete new radio vault, a new 180' self supporting tower, and a new Cummins-Onan 60KW backup generator and building.

Other communications equipment on site includes a packet node on 144.950. The hilltop communications systems are backed up with a 400 AH AGM battery bank to keep everything on line to cover any switch over delay with the generator and provide additional continued operation with a generator failure.

Although we call our group the "Central Oregon Coast Amateur Radio Club", our corporate name is "Oregon Coast Emergency Repeater, Inc".

For more information contact us at: INFO@W7FLO.COM .