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Our New Memorial Club Call Sign Is W4KIP
"Hi Kip""

Information About Our Repeaters


What's BSRG ?

BSRG stands for Big Shanty Repeater Group. Located in Metro Atlanta, GA, we have operated an extensive Amateur Radio repeater network for almost 30 years.
How are we funded since we don't have "memberships"? We are funded entirely by N4NEQ as well as donations. Our monthly expenses include electricity, internet, generator fuel, county taxes, building, tower, and repeater maintenance and improvements.

If you would like to make a monetary donation for repeater upkeep, we would love it! Use this link for Venmo

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Latest Site News...

146.655 Repaired

In December 2023 after an outage due to severe lightning damage, the flagship 2 meter machine 146.655 was returned to the air. We're working on getting all the original features working again. The repeater's call sign is now our Memorial W4KIP.

Repeater Work Party

In December 2023, we worked for a couple of days replacing the leaking roof on the repeater shack, also known as "Petie's House".

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We appreciate all of you who listened to our Space Shuttle broadcasts (dedicated to Tim Mallory AI4B) on our repeaters and watched on the BSRG Amateur Television repeater.

 

We are a Group, not a Club. Therefore we can be very quick on our feet when we want to be and have always been known for technical progress, guided by our members.

We have a rich history:

We had the FIRST dedicated RF linked repeaters in Georgia. Way back then, the 146.655 repeater in Marietta and the 147.135 N4BZJ repeater in Dalton were linked over a dedicated UHF frequency. Many other systems imitated us later on using remote bases on the other repeater's input frequency. However that just caused interference to other distant repeaters and gave linking a bad name.

We had the FIRST Brandmeister DMR repeater in Atlanta.

We had the FIRST 2 Meter DMR repeater north of Valdosta.

We had the FIRST IRLP (Internet Radio Linking Project) repeater in the entire Southeast. We were linked by duplex paths via Internet to hundreds of other systems Worldwide.

We had the FIRST 900 MHz Ham repeater in Georgia. As a matter of fact our founder, N4NEQ helped write the new SERA 900 MHz band plan that enabled reuse of cheap Motorola radios. This laid the foundation for other 900 activity all over the Southeast.

From 1990 to 2012, the BSRG retransmitted all NASA Space Shuttle mission audio non-stop throughout each mission. Our Shuttle audio transmissions (as well as the video feed the Big Shanty TV Repeater provided) were a memorial to Tim Mallory. AI4B. Tim and Ralph (N4NEQ) had an idea years ago to provide this service to the Amateur community. We proudly presented it as a tribute to Tim and his love of radio!



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