GUILFORD AMATEUR SOCIETY
AMATEUR RADIO FOR GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Repeaters on 145.25 Mhz.(88.5 Mhz. Tone) and 444.225 DMR
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Dues are $20 per year.
THE W4GG REPEATERS
VHF REPEATER - The W4GG VHF repeater uses a frequency pf 145.250 MHz. with a -600 Hz. offset. The repeater is an open a repeater using a tone of 88.5 Hz. This is a wide area repeater located at the 1400 foot level on the WFMY-TV tower near US 220 near Level Cross, NC. This is a short distance south of Greensboro.
The VHF reepater is a member of the Piedmont Costal Repeater Network (PCRN)
PCRN would welcome you as a supporting member. To assist with this effort, and to receive a package containing all the information required for new supporting members, we recommend a donation of at least $20 per year. Of course more is appreciated.
PCRN will not make any gurantee about the status of the repeaters in the system - remember this is a volunteer organization with nothing to "sell." We will make an effort to ensure the repeaters continue to operate as well as possible, but you are not buying service.
If you are interested in helping support this effort, please send your check to:
UHF DMR REPEATER - MORE DETAILED INFO - CLICK HERE
G.A.S. also supports the 440.225 DMR repeater, which also is part of the Piedmont Repeater Network (PRN)
This is infomration for the Browns Summit DMR repeater - 444.225 Mhz. It is an open repeater a membership to G.A.S. is not required (but appreciated) It is part of the Piedmont Repeater Network (PRN)
The repeater is located off Scott Rd. just near Lee's Chapel Rd, in Northeast Greensboro in the Browns Summit community. The antenna is at approximately 310 feet.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE DMR REPEATER & DATA BELOW:
*** On demand activates a talkgroup when users request - Key it up and release - the connection continues for 15 minutes after the end of transmissions or when the "Clear Timeslot" is activated. When you finish your QSO use the "Clear Timeslot" to clear The Time Slot you were using.
*** The PRN Talkgroup is NOT for a long QSO - it is a "calling channel" - keep QSOs brief or QSY your party off to a Chat 1 or Chat 2 TG. If your party is on the same repeater, go to that repeater's LOCAL. When you go to another TG, PLEASE listen once you have keyed it to activate, BEFORE you transmit.
*** If you are concerned about your audio or to check to see if you are getting into a specific repeater - use the Echotest function.
*** Most all repeaters in the PRN systen are programmed alike.
*** The Local of Browns Summit and King are tied together - so when you are on either you will be on both Locals at the same time.
A GOOD POWER POINT PRESENTATIOIN ON DMR - CLICK HERE
OTHER DMR LINKS OF INTEREST:
NCPRN.NET - This is a good place for local North Carolina Info and code plugs. The Last Heard List is helpful also. (If the Last Heard is not operational here, see one of the other liniks below)
The DMRVA (Virginia) folks support Last Heard List viewing of theirs along with K4USD and NCPRN via this. http://dmrva.org/multiwatch/ Another good link to observe the PRN is through their side of the VA network. (which means no local from NC or SC). http://www.dmrva.org/dmrva-last-heard/
Look up a name associated with an ID number on DMR-MARC Database -- CLICK HERE
The DMR-MARC home page - HERE
Before you request an ID, read the info on this page - HERE
Register for a DMR ID number - HERE
RADIOS ALLOWED: The new Baofeng DM-5R is a Tier 1 radio only. This radio WILL NOT WORK on any DMR amateur radio repeaters at all. The repeaters used by DMR-MARC, Brandmeister and stand alone repeaters, including those in the PRN system, are all Tier II repeaters. If you try and use the Baofeng DM-5R on any DMR amateur radio repeater you WILL tie up both time slots. This is a sure way to make enemies on DMR in a hurry. No lower tier radios BELOW the MD380s / MD390s and CS700/750s are allowed on our system. Radios by Motorola, Tyteria MD380, MD390; Connect Systems radios are Tier II radios and all Okay. If you have any doubts, please ASK before purchasing.