|York County REACT
RADIO EMERGENCY ASSOCIATED COMMUNICATIONS TEAMS
Proudly Serving York County PA
Repeaters come and repeaters GO (bad) . . .
For four years, York County REACT operated a GMRS repeater off Woodland Drive in Shrewsbury. Thanks to partnerships
with the Southern PA Communications Group (K3AE) and the Shrewbury Borough, this repeater operated as a public service
and served as part of the Shrewsbury Borough EMA communications plan. But alas the old Regency bit the dust in the fall of
2011. Some former members of a previous York County REACT had donated their old equipment. (See picture below)
A second Regency became available shortly thereafter. This repeater operated for a time in the Pigeon Hills. But it too
succumbed to age and another repeater went off the air in 2013.
Then in 2014 Harrisburg Area REACT got out of GMRS and York County REACT received their old equipment. The current
462.675MHz repeater in Shrewsbury (back to the Woodland Dr location) is a portable GMRS repeater running just 10 watts.
(Pictured left to right, David Inkrote, Don Inkrote, Stan Walters
and Tom Kuhn)
. . . A New Repeater Goes ON THE AIR!
In the fall of 2014 York County REACT received a much needed
donation from Harrisburg Area REACT. HAR decided to divest
itself of GMRS equipment. They are planning to buy and
implement a DSTAR Amateur Radio repeater. Much thanks goes
to members of the former York County REACT for their donation
of used GMRS equipment. However, age has taken its toll and
very little of the old equipment is working. Pictured above are
Donald Inkrote, his son David and Tom Kuhn of Kuhn Radio &
Electronics in York PA.
The former HAR GMRS repeater is made up of two Motorola
mobile units with a controller and duplexer. We are back at our
beginnings on Woodland Drive in Shrewsbury. The output
frequency is 462.675MHz with a +5MHz offset and we use the
"national travel" tone of 141.3. All licensed GMRS users are
welcome as long as they obey the callsign identification rules as
well as all other Part 95 GMRS rules.
A growing group of old and new GMRS licensees use the
repeater and we host a weekly NET on Monday nights around
9pm +/- a few minutes. We have hand held coverage in the Glen
Rock, New Freedom, Shrewsbury, Stewartstown area. Call