440.700 Mhz       W6SAR
Soda Springs, CA       PL 131.8hz       +5mhz Offset

Donner 440.700 Repeater The W6SAR repeater at Donner Summit is open to all licensed amateur radio operators and is located at 7,750 feet in the Sierras near Soda Springs, California. The repeater has coverage of Interstate 80 from about Baxter to Reno and also provides coverage of parts of Lake Tahoe.

The repeater is a modified GE MASTR II mobile interfaced to a Link Communications RLC-4 controller which allows for linking to the 2-meter repeater as well as the 420 hub. Power is provided by a pair of deep cycle batteries which are kept charged by a LaMarche charging system. The repeater feeds about 50 watts into a Motorola 1504 style duplexer with an additional pass cavity on the transmitter. The antenna is a Decibel Products 16-bay Dipole fed with 1/2" Andrews Heliax.

The repeater is owned and operated by the Placer County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Communications Unit.