Please Donate

Operating and maintaining a wide-coverage repeater system of this size with necessary redundancies needed for emergency backup is very costly. We need your financial support in order to maintain and improve our existing equipment and to purchase necessary backup equipment that will keep us on the air in the event of a failure. As it stands right now, we are one lightning strike away from being off the air.

$1,000 Needed to Move Buffalo Repeater to KRBK Tower!

Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn is raising $1,000 this summer to fund the construction of a repeater building which will be needed to house our equipment at the new repeater site to which the Buffalo Repeater is moving. As explained in a recent news update, television station Fox 5 KRBK is offering Southwest Missouri Regional Skywarn tower space atop their 475-foot-tall transmission tower near Polk, Missouri which is in the northeast corner of Polk County. At 11 miles northwest of Buffalo, and with double the Height Above Average Terrain of the old water tower upon which our current antenna sits, this new site is expected to drastically improve Skywarn coverage into both Stockton and Pomme de Terre Lakes along with surrounding cities such as Bollivar, Fair Play, Humansville, Pittsburg, Wheatland, Hermitage, Urbana, and others. Meanwhile, coverage throughout the city of Buffalo, Missouri is expected to remain strong.Buffalo, Missouri Repeater's New Antenna

The opportunity to improve coverage of the Buffalo Repeater at 147.180 MHz. by moving onto the KRBK tower didn’t exist last summer when we budgeted the move to the city’s forthcoming replacement water tower. The need to construct our own repeater building is new, and this is the reason why we must raise an additional $1,000. We are very grateful to everyone who donated the initial $5,000 during 2016 and early 2017! Without you, this exciting new opportunity would not be possible. And, because of you, the antenna and coaxial hardline has already been installed! (photo to the right shows our side-mounted antenna on the KRBK-DT Polk, MO tower). Once again, we are reaching out to you, the amateur radio community, so that we can bridge this gap to provide funding to complete this project. Thank you for your generosity and for making this possible! You can donate via the PayPal button below or by sending a check or money order made payable to 49 Repeater Group to the P.O. Box address below.



 

If you would rather donate by mail, please make your check or money order payable to 49 Repeater Group, and mail it to:

49 Repeater Group
P.O. Box 246
Willard, MO 65781-0246

Thank you very much for supporting the 49 Repeater Group so that we can continue to serve Southwest Missouri.

We’d like to recognize the following folks and Corporate Sponsors for their support of this repeater system:

2017
KD0ISH – Richard in Stockton, MO
KE0HRS – Laurie in Springfield, MO
NA0OO – Marvin in Joplin, MO
W0JOE – Joe in Rogersville, MO
KC0TCF – Bill in Bois D’Arc, MO
KE0FGZ – Brad in Goodson, MO
W0CMW – Mike in Strafford, MO
KE0CVW – Philip in Bolivar, MO

Corporate Sponsors

Heartland Public Radio, Inc
Listener-Supported Heartland Public Radio
Fox 5 KRBK
Fox 5 KRBK
Meek's
Meek's
Rite-Way Concrete Products
Meek's
KWFC 89.1 FM
KWFC 89.1 FM
KWND 88.3 FM
KWND 88.3 FM
KRMS Radio
KRMS Radio

2016
N0OCP – Joye in Bolivar, MO
KD0ISH – Richard in Stockton, MO
NA0OO – Marvin in Joplin, MO
KE0FGZ – Brad in Goodson, MO
KC5NWD – Kent in Grove, OK
N0KDN – Mark in Willard, MO
KI4NZJ – Richard in Waynesville, MO
N0UAM – Jim in Springfield, MO
KD0ZRF – Janet in Springfield, MO
KE0HRS – Laurie in Springfield, MO