On-The-Air Nets

SKYWARN Weather Spotter nets are activated on the 146.970 repeater during severe weather.

Weekly information net is held every Saturday at 7pm on the 146.970 repeater. Net begins with analog, switches to digital, and finishes with analog.

The Wet Net is normally held Monday-Saturday mornings (6-7am) on the 146.610 repeater to collect precipitation reports. Contact Bill, W9OPR with your report. If no net is heard, check 146.970 repeater instead.

Tower Site

This is the home of the W9LY repeaters, and summer meeting place of the LPCARC. Located at US 35 and Schultz Road north of La Porte, it is a convenient location for members and visitors. It is also the site of our annual Field Day operation. Thanks to Danny Scheetz, W9DWS, for generously allowing use of his facility for our ham activities. Danny is also the Trustee of the W9LY club call sign.


Photo courtesy of N9ZIP

Technical Data

  • W9LY VHF is a Yaesu DR-1X System Fusion digital system. It is capable of Yaesu System Fusion digital (C4FM) as well as FM analog. Power is 50 Watts into a Telewave TPRD 1454 duplexer. The antenna is a DB Products DB 224 E mounted at 220 feet above ground level (1120 feet above sea level). This is at the Michigan City Tower site.
  • K9JSI VHF is a Kenwood TKR-750 VHF Repeater with a Pacific Research RI-300 Controller. It also has a LDG voting selector and is fed with signal from the main site along with three remote sites using Kenwood TM-V71 radios as cross band link repeaters. The sites are located at the Lincoln Township Fire Station (State Road 4 at Fish Lake), Noble Township Fire Station (800 S at Union Mills), and the Springfield Township Fire Station (North 300 W). Power is 50 Watts into a Telewave TPRD 1454 duplexer. The antenna is also a DB Products DB 224 E mounted on top of the LaPorte Hospital.
  • W9LY UHF is a Yaesu DR-1X System Fusion digital system. It is running Yaesu System Fusion digital (C4FM) as well as FM analog. It is normally tied to WIRES-X. Power is 40 Watts into a Telewave duplexer. The Antenna is a Hustler 6dB omnidirectional at 200 feet above ground level (1100 feet above sea level).This is at the Michigan City Tower site.


W9LY Repeaters (since June 2016)
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Photo credit: LPCARC Facebook page