SERVICES OFFERED BY PEARS

VHF REPEATERS

REPEATER

FREQUENCY (RX/TX)

CALLSIGN LOCATION

LICENCE No

PE Town

145.050/650 ZU9KDJ 33-57-30 S, 25-36-14 E 004183209
Uitenhage

145.075/675 ZU9JCR 33-46-06 S, 25-25-20 E 004183186
Longmore 145.025/625 ZU9KDB 33-47-50 S, 25-05-16 E 005073440
Kareedouw

* 145.125/725 ZU9JCC 34-01-31 S, 24-25-50 E 004564944
Lady's Slipper

* 145.100/700 ZU9KCD 33-53-09 S, 25-15-48 E 004183241
Grahamstown

* 145.150/750 ZU9LDN 33-17-05 S, 26-42-14 E 004183233
Cradock

* 145.,050/650 ZU9KGK 32-18-03 S, 25-32-32 E

004171763
Plett * 145.175/775 ZU9ICD 33-54-05 S, 23-10-12 E 004372011
Noupoort * 145.000/600 (future) ZU9JIQ 31-18-14 S, 24-55-53 E 005073013
Aliwal North * 145.150/750 ZU9LJK 30-47-06 S, 26-33-59 E 005073039
Queenstown * 145.150.750 ZU9LHN 31-43-51 S, 26-46-53 E 005073457
* These form the PEARS long-range 2-metre repeater system, also linked to which are East London 145.775 MHz, King Williamstown 145.675 MHz, Butterworth 145.725 MHz, Umtata 438.725 MHz, George 145.700 MHz, Danabaai 145.600 MHz, Stilbaai 145.750 MHz, Riversdale 145.650 MHz and Jonaskop 145.675 MHz. It is further extendable to Bloemfontein via their network at Springfontein.

 

UHF REPEATERS

SITE FREQUENCY (RX/TX) CALLSIGN LOCATION

LICENCE No

PE Town

431.050/438.650

ZU9KDK 33-57-00 S, 25-36-25 E

004171512
Colesburg * 431.075/438.675 ZU9KJB 30-45-11 S, 25-02-36 E 005073005
Zuurberg 431.000/438.600 ZU9JCQ 33-34-00 S, 24-59-00 E 004379574
* These are links that form part of the Cape Linked Repeater Network backbone.

 

WiFi SITES

REPEATER

FREQUENCY (RX/TX)

CALLSIGN LOCATION

LICENCE No

Mount Road 5 700 MHz ZS0KDK 33-57-30 S, 25-36-14 E 005073432
Lovemore Heights 5 680 MHz ZS0KDJ 30-45-11 S, 25-02-36 E 005073369
Lady's Slipper 5 660 MHz ZS0NTP 33-53-09 S, 25-15-48 E 004171520
Uitenhage 5 680 MHz ZS0UTE 33-46-06 S, 25-25-20 E 004587125
Elandsrivier 5 700 MHz
5 660MHz
ZS2R-3
ZS2R-4
ZS2R Personal lic

 

OTHER SERVICES

SERVICE

CALLSIGN

FREQUENCY

LOCATION

APRS Digipeater and i-Gate

ZS0NTP-x 144.625 MHz 1200bd
439.850 MHz 9600bd
434.800 MHz 1200bd
Lady's Slipper

Longmore APRS Digi 

ZS0KDB 434.800 MHz 1200bd APRS Longmore Forest

PE Town APRS Digi 

ZS0KDK 434.800 MHz 1200bd APRS Mount Road

Uitenhage APRS Digi 

ZS0UTE 434.800 MHz 1200bd APRS Uitenhage
2m Beacon 

ZS2VHF  (not operational) -
6m Beacon 

ZS2SIX (not operational) -
APRS Weather Station

ZS2ABZ-4
ZS2X-4
144.625 MHz
via WiFi
QTH of ZS2ABZ
QTH of ZS2X
HF Remote Control Radio 
Icom IC-718
Ham Radio Deluxe controlled HF set - giving the user total control of the Icom set up on Slipper, and transmitting the audio either via Skype or 438.800 MHz UHF Duplex from Lady's Slipper

HAM RADIO DELUXE:
Set up a new Rig to control in HRD - click on "Connect"
select "New"
Company: Icom
Radio: IC-718
COM Port: Remote
Speed: 19200
CI-V Address: 5E (default)
Flow Control/Interface Power: tick only DTR (VERY important, since this enables the equipment up on slipper, and ticking RTS will place the HF rig in permanent TX)

Now create the remote connection:
IP Address: 196.213.219.58
Port: 7805 (default)
Username: zs2pe
Password: zs2pe
Save these settings
Click on "Connect"
You will get a welcome window from Lady's Slipper if you have connected successfully

Com Port: Com 1
Optional PTT (TX) Configuration - DE-SELECT this
Click on OK

You will get a screen replica of the HF Rig.

AUDIO CONNECTIONS:
The HF audio can be monitored in two ways:
1) on 438.800MHz UHF using full duplex, permanently keyed when HRD is activated
2) on Skype

Using Skype - search for "zs0ntp_hf" and request contact details.  Email ZS2AAW and inform him, and he will remotely accept your contact request on Skype, whereafter you can connect and hear audio.  To transmit, either click on the "TX" button (top RHS) on HRD, and speak into your Skype microphone, or key up on 438.800MHz UHF in the Lady's Slipper coverage area and simply talk.  This duplex link will key the HF transmit when it gets incoming signals, even though it permanently transmits the HF receive audio as soon as an HRD connection is made (yes, this is one of those items controlled by the "DTR" line).  

 

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