VHF/FM Repeater at Yatiyantota
Input : 145.025 MHz
Output : 145.625 MHz
Location : 07 02’ 43.17” North, 80 24’ 7.56” East
RSSL VHF Net 9 .00 p.m. Sri Lanka Time (15.30 UTC)
The Yatiyantota repeater which is on 145.625/025 is the RSSL’s mainstay and serves the Amateur Radio Community very well. See also the coverage map. This was a gift to the RSSL from the Italian radio operator group and 4S7PVR/G0USK was instrumental in getting it for the RSSL. The repeater was installed at Yatiyantota during the presidency of 4S7EP late Ernie whose son in law was the competent authority for the station, and our good friend Ananda Wettasinghe 4S7NB being the Chief Engineer at the time was a great boon to the RSSL and he was instrumental in the hard work that went into the selection of the site and all installation. To this date 4S7NB is held in high repute at the station.
The repeater runs approximately 5 watts and is at a height of 4150 feet above sea level at the ITN transmitting station in Yatoyantota. This site was originally a communications centre during WWII for Canadian forces. It has an excellent coverage to the main population centre and amateur concentration in Sri Lanka which is the Western Province, and also covers almost a third of the island. The antenna is a Diamond 3 section colinear.
Yatiyanthota Coverage Map