Serving Leavenworth – Lansing – Fort Leavenworth
Formerly atop Pilot Knob, this repeater has been reconditioned and reset to like-new specifications to once again serve the Amateur Radio Emergency Services in the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing, and Fort Leavenworth. Its role is to provide an alternative channel that can handle local voice conversations offload from the wider-area Emergency Management repeater (KS0LV/R 147.0 MHz).
As an independently operated system, this repeater can be specifically designated for Kansas City Hospital Emergency Amateur Radio Team (KC Heart)support whenever required for radio operator training, scheduled nets, and emergencies. Support to St. John Hospital would be the primary service. General radio amateur use would be secondary.
St. John Hospital has a very advantageous radio platform on the roof. UHF propagation is line-of-sight so if you can see it from the roof, this repeater will cover that area. Providence Hospital, as well as Cushing Hospital, Munson Army Community Hospital, Leavenworth County directly south to I-70, east to Platte City, north to Fort Leavenworth, and west to 195th Street are all within the full-coverage footprint. Longer distant quality communications to other than hilltop areas are possible but should not be considered as part of the radio footprint.