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Antenna Site

This Central Omaha site was where the 4th 2M repeater went way back in the 1970s

This Central Omaha site
was where the 4th 2M repeater
went way back in the 1970s


The first 2M repeater was .94 built by Leo K0JIU with tech help from another Ham in Co/Blfs, Jim W0YCP. Siting it in Omaha, they then put up the .82 Tx at Leo’s house on 1st Street not far from Radio Shack in the old downtown mall with the receiver on a hill near St. Albert’s H/S. (Back then they usually put Rec and Tx and different sites, linking them by phone line – reliable and only two bucks a month.) The third repeater was 7.00 at John WB0CMC’s house near 64th & Maple – still standing. John’s 7.00 had two (2) inputs, both + and – offsets.
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The fourth repeater was 145.45 put up by Doug K0BOY. He put it in a Central Omaha location, pictured above. Your mission should you decide to accept it, is to figure out where that is, and then Where 5.45 Is Now (or what happened to it).