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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PLEASE NOTE THIS UPDATE ON THE DMR REPEATER:

We are asking for donations to upgrade the internet connection equipment.

If you enjoy the DMR repeater and the PRN, please help us make these improvements. It's very important to bring the local system up to a higher level for network connedction. The present internet equipment expenses are donated by Steve Canter, N2DMR and Tom Forrest, N4GVK.

If you can make a donation, please send it via PayPal to Steve Canter, N2DMR at calln2dmr@gmail.com

Any amount would be appreciated.

Thanks You!


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.
The repeater is the latest technology Motorola SLR5700.

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.
DO NOT USE Chat 1 or 2 if you are both on the SAME repeater - USE LOCAL only !!

*** 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/

A nice puliciation you can download for free - explains a lot about DMR - this is a PDF file HERE

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.


DMR REPEATER NETS (More will be added as we are informed)

High County UHF Digital Net meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday. (See below WNC DMR Amateur radio group)
Local talkgroups linked together from 7:55 p.m. to 9:05 p.m. (to account for any variations in time on CBridge).


Western NCDMR Amateur Radio Group

This is a nice web site for information regarding code plug information
for Western North Carolina
CLICK MAP to got to site

High County UHF Digital Net meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday.
Local talkgroups linked together from 7:55 p.m. to 9:05 p.m. (to account for any variations in time on CBridge).

The following repeaters are linked for the net:

K4ITL Roanoke
W4VSP Wytheville
WX4F Fancy Gap
W4MLN West Jefferson
W4FAR Wilkesboro
WA4NC Boone
WA4NC Sugartop
KC4BCC Lenoir
KC4TVO Spruce Pine
KA4YMZ Crowders Gastonia


 

TIME SLOT 1
TIME SLOT 2
Access
TG
Timing
Access
TG
Timing
Local
27500
24/7
PRN
2
24/7
TAC 1 (World)
8951
On Demand
TAC 310 (North America)
310
On Demand
PRN Chat 1
27501
On Demand
PRN Chat 2
27502
On Demand
Echotest
9998
On Demand
Clear Timeslot
27000
On Demand
Reminder: DO NOT use a Chat group if both parties are on the same repeater.
Likewise DO NOT use PRN to talk with another station if you are on the same repeater.
LOCALs which are combined are considered ONE local.
DO NOT use a chat group if you are on a local repeater within the Local group.
If you go to another repeater outside the Local
group, then you can use a Chat group
USE Monitor All to monitor talk groups on a repeater.

 



VHF REPEATER

Update on the 25 repeater as of 9-18-17 : Danny Hampton, K4ITL, has sent word through Jim Hightower, W4JLH, the new equipment is in house and he is working on it. The equipment needs to be packaged in to section which will not weigh more than about 20 Lbs, so the tower crew can carry it up the tower (no elevator - you haved to climb.) A time table is no specified at this point. You donations have been much appreciated towards the reconstruction of the 25 machine. We will try and keep everyone updated as soon as we know details.

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The VHF W4GG repeater is on a frequency of 145.250 Mhz, with a -600 Khz, offset - also uses a tone of 88.5.


The repeater is located at the 1400 foot level on the WFMT-TV tower off US 220 also near Level Cross, which is a short distance south of Greensboro. The G.A.S. repeater is also a member of the PCRN network. If you wish to become a member, a donation is requested of $20 per year. Their address is, PCRN, P.O. Box 12734, Raleigh, NC 27605. This is an open repeater and a membership to PCRN is not required to use it.

Rember this is a volunteer organization and we strive to keep our repeaters running at all tmes.

For further information or questions, please contact G.A.S. trustee Jim Hightower, W4JLH at w4jlh@bellsouth.net or Tom Forrest, N4GVK, at n4gvk@bellsouth.net