VHF Relay F5ZEQ
|Relay input (your TX)||145.150MHz|
|Relay output (your RX)||145.750MHz|
|Transmit invitation||K . (morse)|
|Beacons||Every 30min or 60min (voice)|
|Modulation||FM, excursion 25 kHz|
|Modes||Analog when in local mode Connected to RFF through Hamnet if enabled|
|Activation (analog)||Subtone pulse 192.8Hz (min 300 ms)|
|Activation (RRF mode)||96# with DTMF keys|
|Back to analog mode||95# with DTMF keys|
|Subtone||192,8 Hz CTCSS|
|Location||48°56.43 N 2°07.28 E|
|Locator||JN 18 BW 45 NR|
|Height||104m (341 ft)|
Raymonde 2 (F5ZEQ v2)
The relay is by default in autonomous mode, it’s activated by a sound of 192.8Hz triggered by pressing your PTT (has to be programmed).
To connect to the RRF network, the combination of 96# in DTMF has to be transmitted.
Everytime the 96# command is received, the relay starts a timer of 10 minutes that increases of 5 minutes everytime it receives something. If the timer reaches 0, transmitting the 96# command is needed to stay on the RRF network. Otherwise, the relay goes back in local mode, meaning that the relay disconnects from the RRF network.
The reason for that is to have a local relay accessible only to the people living in the reach of the relay. Indeed, it’s pointless to transmit a conversation between locals to the whole francophonie. It’s also a way to save money on electrical consumption.
RFF Réseau des Répéteurs Francophones (French speaking relays network)
Before using the relay, it’s very important to read the instructions from the links below (in french) to avoid disrupting the RRF network which could have the consequences to break it.
|14#||Saint of the day|
|16#||Temperature et humidity|
|17#||Temperature sensors readouts|
|51#||Lannion Airport weather|
|52#||Roissy Airport weather CDG|
|53#||Beauvais Airport weather|
|55#||Le Bourget Airport weather|
|56#||Orly Airport weather|
|93#||IP Address readout|
|95#||Deconnect from RRF|
|270#||QRP Mode OFF|
|271#||QRP Mode ON|
|910#||Emergency mode OFF|
|911#||Emergency mode ON|
As you may know, keeping and maintaining a perfectly working relay 24 hours a day demands a considerable invesissment, because of surveillance, technical maintenance or even electricity cost.
As many Ham radio clubs, the club from Sartrouville suffers of the lack of new members and needs your help to keep working.
If you think that this relay is useful for you and want to get involved with its maintenance, we offer you the possibility to make us a donation to help maintaining the relay.
You can send us checks labelled to F5KCK at the following postal address: Radio Club de Sartrouville 78 Quai de Seine 78500 Sartrouville France.
Or you can directly meet us every friday evenings at 9:30pm at the same address.
Or even through internet using the link below:
The following is the list of generous donators that we very much thank for their contribution to F5ZEQ
- F4HPX Thomas (09/2019)
- F4HWN Armel (01/2019)
- F0GVN Christophe (01/2019)
- F1MQX Claude (2016 & 11/2018)
- F1CJN Alain (2016 & 11/2018)
- F1CHF François (2018)
- F8IJV Sébastien (06/2017)
- Jean-François (SWL) (2016)
- F1RRJ Francis (2016)
- F1BDU Jean-Pierre (2016)
- F1COW Michel (2016)
- F4GPK Pierre Jean (2016)
- F1DRR Daniel (2016)
- F1TUV Yannick (2016)
- F5RRX Laurent (12/2016)
- 01/01/2019 Added Subtone 192.8Hz, removed 1750Hz for the activation, remplaced by subtone carrier for at least 300ms
- 18/11/2018 Raymonde II, the new version is installed by Francis F1RRJ and Raymond F6JIG on its site and is started
- 24/04/2018 Raymonde II, the new version if almost ready
- 02/11/2016 Raymonde II, the new version of the relay is being prepared
- 04/2015 F5ZEQ appears in the french magazine REF
- 13/02/2015 Commissioning of F5ZEQ on its final site
- 08/02/2015 Test startup of the relay on its final site
- 22/09/2012 Preparation of the installation of the relay
- 23/08/2011 ANFR shows F5ZEQ here (click on “Stations Répétitrices” and type F5ZEQ in the “Indicatif” field) 27/05/2011 Bought TX, RX, 6 cavities, PC, PSU, cables and electronics