EPARS operates and maintains a full-time, emergency powered repeater on 146.880- MHZ. The machine is located about 5 1/2 miles northwest of Dade City and 2 miles east of I-75. The 88 machine has an effective radiated power of 100 watts.
The map to the right is generated from Longley – Rice 50/50 prediction software that takes into account terrain amongst other things. 50/50 means you can expect coverage over at least 50% of the area, 50% of the time. The outer contour represents the minimum expected range to a mobile unit.
In addition to the 88 machine, EPARS maintains a SEDAN relay link located at Saint Leo University. SEDAN is an emergency backbone operating on 145.770 MHZ connecting emergency planners thought the state with those in Tallahasse. The Saint Leo link is especially crucial for connectivity with points south and west of Saint Leo.
The graphic to the right assumes the TX antenna height of 75 feet and the RX antenna at 30 feet.
K4EX weather data is transmitted on a continuous basis also from Saint Leo University. This data is integrated with other collection points from Pasco County to the National Weather Service in Ruskin.