August 2022, the network consists of 8 Linked repeaters and Number 9 will join the network at the end of September.
March 2023 – the Linked network is now 10 repeaters – with the addition of the Barossa Mt Kitchener Repeater, improving the highway coverage into Adelaide from the Riverland.
You can now drive from approximately 20km over the Victorian Border at Yamba (via Renmark) and have repeater access via the one network all the way to Adelaide, then down to Victor Harbor!
We have modelled the coverage maps and they reflect very close to the observed coverage of each of the repeaters.
There is obvious overlap between repeaters around the City.
The modelling of the coverage is based accessing the repeaters from a Mobile and Handheld. The light blue areas are where you expect mobile coverage, based on a typical 50W Mobile with a 2db antenna at 2m high. The darker colour in each map is based on a portable handheld coverage using a 5W handheld, with the very inefficient antenna on it (around 16-20db down)
*Note this map will be updated to include the Barossa Repeater in the near future.
Of course, if your location is not in a coverage area on the map it does not mean you will not be able to access the network – with a home station and a higher antenna there is a good chance if your are right on the fringe of being able to connect to one or more repeaters in the network.
View the full sized Linked Repeater Network Coverage map
View the full sized Adelaide Coverage Map
Thanks to Grant, VK5GR for providing these 2 maps.
The different colours on the map show where a given repeater should be the strongest – zoom in on the full sized image, and check the colour, zoom out and see the name of the repeater for that colour.
Individual Repeater Interactive Coverage Maps
The following maps allow you to zoom in to see more detail on the coverage of individual repeaters.
VK5RBV Coverage Map (coming soon)