Baw Faw Repeater
A CVARS Service

Baw Faw Repeater News

August 30, 2018

Status Update - The new Telewave duplexer has been installed at the BawFaw site. Tom H. checked the factory tuning, it was perfect. Arcom Controllers gave us a good price on the duplexer. Thank you Ken.

Bridgecom sent back the repeater quickly and repaired under warranty. Thank you Bridgecom and Chuck.

We have received good customer service from both Arcom Controllers and Bridgecom.

Kevin KI7KKS and Eugene AF7JM removed all the gear from the shack last Thursday and painted the inside walls. Still a bit to be done before the winter sets in.

Eugene O'Neill, AF7JM
President, Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

June 30, 2018

Status Update - We are using a duplexer from an anonymous benefactor. It seems to have made a significant difference. We will be purchasing a new set for the BawFaw repeater.

We will rehab the old cans for back up. They are notch type.. The new current type is band pass/band reject. My advisers who maintain commercial sites for county and state will be sending me names and suppliers. There is still work to do, but we are getting closer..

Thank you for your patience and support.

Eugene O'Neill, AF7JM
President, Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

March 5, 2018

Status Update - Through no intervention on our part the repeater controller has power again (effective 3/4/2018). We have not made it up to the repeater yet. It still does not hear as well as it should. The team will be on it as soon as we can access the site.

Eugene O'Neill, AF7JM
President, Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

March 2, 2018

Status Update - As most of you know the BawFaw is down,.. Mike and Scott attempted to go up last night. The road conditions were not in our favor. There will be another possible attempt this weekend.

We are working on it.

Your patience and understanding are appreiciated.

Eugene O'Neill, AF7JM
President, Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

February 28, 2018

Off the Air - the repeater failed this morning. At the current time, it is unknown when it will be possible to access the repeater site to diagnose the cause of the problem.

January 7, 2018

Maintenance was done on the repeater. A new Arcom RC210 controller and BridgeCom Systems BCR 50V repeater were installed. The output power is now 50 watts.

Thanks to AC7UP and WA7SM for their work programming, testing, and installing this equipment and maintaining the repeater.

Remember, to maintain the repeater and keep it on the air, we depend on your donations, which may be:

October 8, 2017

The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club (W7AW, is testing their repeater on 147.060 MHz, +600 kHz offset, 107.2 CTCSS.
Email webmaster if it interferes with your use of the Baw Faw repeater.

January 1, 2015

The Baw Faw Repeater Group dissolved on December 31, 2014. The Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society (CVARS) acquired the assets and liabilities of the group effective January 1, 2015. The name, location, frequency, offset and tone of the Baw Faw repeater remain the same. The call sign will be changed to WA7UHD when the repeater controller can be reprogrammed.