One of USECA's many claims to fame is our repeater system.
Our repeater is known as the "friendliest repeater in town",
and can be found on 147.180 MHz. The input offset is +600kHz,
and a 100 Hz PL tone is required for access. The repeater also
emits a 100 Hz tone when it is keyed up, so you can squelch
out repeater IDs and announcements by using CTCSS. The main
repeater is located at the historic Packard Proving Grounds
in the center of Shelby Township, between 22 & 23 Mile Roads
on Van Dyke. The antenna is up about 130 feet on the landmark
water tower (~1000ft above sea level) and the system has
undergone a complete rebuild since our relocation from our
Messina Trucking site (due to the destruction of their tower
by the windstorms of February 2016). The repeater system has
three remote receive sites (Romeo, Detroit, & Mt Clemens) and,
of course, the main receiver in Shelby. There's also a backup
repeater located at McClaren Hospital in Mt Clemens with
back-up power in case the primary fails or loses power.
Several USECA nets are run on the K8UO repeater.