Welcome


My name is Paul and my call sign is KC2WBX.  I am currently a licensed “General” class Amateur radio operator.

I currently run APRS gateways. When I’m on the air, I can be heard on local repeaters found on the 2m (144 MHz) and 70cm (440 MHz) band. I’ve been a Amateur Radio operator (or HAM) since 2009.

I’m also member of the Niagara County RACES and the Net Control Manager for their NET which is held each Sunday at 1830 hours on 444.625 MHz, positive offset, the W2OM repeater with a DCS tone of 125. The second edition of the Net starts at approximately 1845 hours each Sunday on 146.820 MHz, negative offset, the W2RUI (LARA) repeater with a PL of 107.2 to cover the 2m Band for those without 70cm radios.

APRS Gateways/Digipeaters

  • KC2WBX (IGate) – Located in Lockport, NY (Grid Sq: FN03PF)
  • KC2WBX-2 (IGate & Digipeater) – Located in Gasport, NY on the KD2WA Repeater Tower (Grid Sq: FN03RD)
  • KC2WBX-3 (IGate & Digipeater) – Located in Hornell, NY on the KD2WA Repeater Tower (Grid Sq: FN12DG)

Radio Equipment

For equipment, I use the following…

  • ALINCO® DR-135 MkIII VHF Radio – APRS I-Gateway (KC2WBX-1)
  • YEASU® FT-897D – HF/2m/70cm (USED FOR PORTABLE OPERATIONS)
  • KENWOOD® TS-2000 w/ RC2000 and RemoteRig  – HF/2m/70cm & APRS
  • KENWOOD® TH-D72 – PORTABLE w/ APRS
  • ICOM® IC-2820 – MOBILE w/ D-STAR
  • ICOM® IC-92AD – PORTABLE w/ D-STAR
  • ICOM® IC-208H – SPARE MOBILE
  • ICOM® IC-7100 – HF/2m/70cm/D-Star and RemoteRig (USED FOR PORTABLE OPERATIONS)
  • AVMAP – USED WITH TINYTRAK 4 OR TH-D72 FOR APRS
  • Tytera MD-380 DMR Digital Two Way Radio – DMR/Analog 440MHz Portable Radio
  • Motorola MotoTrbo® XPR5550 – DMR/Analog Base/Portable Operations
  • Motorola MotoTrbo® XPR4550 – DMR/Analog Mobile
  • Motorola MotoTrbo® XPR7550 – DMR/Analog HT
  • AOR AR-DV1 – Multi Mode Receiver (100kHz – 1.3GHz)

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MEMBER OF THE NIAGARA COUNTY RACES
WESTERN NEW YORK, USA