Quite similar to the descriptive approach described in Part 1, the tables contained in the attached file below represent the distances between all our “805 on the 835” Ham participants and Regional Repeaters. I recommend quickly reading Part 1 first before continuing below.
The current (number) of repeaters by band include: 2 m (28), 6 m (4), and 70 cm (18).
How the current list of repeaters was chosen was simply based on both research and trial conducted by Joe Gera at his QTH in New Paltz. Some of the various sources included:
1. The ARRL Repeater Directory-2019 Edition
2. NY Repeater Directory
3. New England Repeater Directory
4. Ham Club Websites in the great HV Region
5. Simply Scanning & Searching
Most importantly, EACH of the repeaters on our table were validated to be currently operational. Also, and equally important, the confirmation of the CORRECT PL/CTCSS codes was also verified. Details for each repeater can be found on our drop-down tables in our “our 805 map”.
The biggest challenge in completing this table was to obtain the best latitude and longitude coordinates for the repeater sites. Not a trivial exercise as this author has discovered! By covert design, many clubs hence do NOT want to publish the exact coordinates of their respective repeaters for reasons that surround security, which makes a lot of sense in our current environment today. However, with determination and patience, best fit locations were ultimately captured through some deep dives using both google maps and some of the sources above.
Any additional new repeaters that anyone discovers within our greater geographical region of reception will be gladly added to this map. Verification of being completely operational along with affirmation of the correct PL/CTCSS code is essential of course.
Included below is the Excel file that contains tabs for each of the color and black & white versions simply meant to accommodate everyone’s home printers. The tables are too large to place below as pics and yet be readable, hence the file only view.