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Minden, Nevada

SIERA Repeater Frequency: 147.330 MHz, PL: 123.0 Hz, Offset: +600 Hz
SSC #2346
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Click on the following links for info on the 2M repeater linking project
from Carson City, Nevada to Pearsonville, California which is just north of Ridgecrest.
All of the links are along the US395 corridor.

2M Linking Project Information
2M Linking Project Plans


It has been almost a year since we heard from the owners (CHP) of our Club repeater site on Mt Leviathan. Just got word from CHP that "at some point", a new tower will be located on Mt. Leviathan, and that SIERA will have to sign a lease agreement with California Highway Patrol (Sacramento) in order to remain on site. A CHP leasing contact has been assigned, and I will be in contact with her in all future updates.

I have no information as to the amount of the lease, nor when it might be enacted. In addition, installation of our antenna and Heliax feed line must be accomplished by professional tower riggers. SIERA will be responsible for the costs associated with the feed line and antenna installation. Tower riggers are charging between $175.00 to $250.00 per hour, and this will probably be marked up by State of Calif. I estimate that 2 hours of time will be needed, plus the marked up cost of the Heliax, but that is only my estimate of time.

Just wanted to let the club know that the "free ride" is apparently over, and we will have to pay the lease on probably a yearly basis. Depending on the dollar amount of the lease, and I would assume site maintenance costs, we as a club will have to decide to either stay on Leviathan or move elsewhere.

I sincerely hope we do not elect to move, as Leviathan is a great location for all of Carson Valley, but costs to remain there may prove to be prohibitive.

I will work with Ron Sagen, Director of 911 Douglas County Dispatch to see what we can work out when we get the dollar amount and whether we can fall under their lease.

I will keep everyone updated as I hear more.

Jim Marshall, K6LR
NV7CV Repeater Trustee.

SIERA Monthly Meetings
SIERA general meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at:

Carson Valley Methodist Church
1375 Centerville Lane
Gardnerville, Nevada
(Click here for map)

Start time of the meeting is 1 PM

SIERA Breakfast & Lunch Gatherings

4th Saturday of each month
8:00 AM 'til ???

Tail Dragger Cafe
(At the Minden-Tahoe Airport)
1150 Airport Rd
Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (775) 782-9500
(Click here for map)

Come join us for a nice breakfast and coffee, meet with fellow "hams".

Everyone is welcome.

Every Wednesday
11:15 AM

Jethro's Oven & Grill
1281 Kimmerling Rd
Gardnerville, NV 89410
Phone: (775) 265-2215
(Click here for map)

Come join us for a nice lunch, meet with fellow "hams".

Everyone is welcome.
SIERA is an acronym for "Sierra Intermountain Emergency Radio Association".

We are a non-profit corporation for education and scientific purposes that provides organization and training of licensed amateur radio operators so they are capable of maintaining radio communications, as a public service.

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please look over the many links on this website and feel free to contact us for further information.

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