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Frequencies, Repeaters, & Nets

The following frequencies and repeaters are used by the Stafford EmComm Team, courtesy of the Stafford Area Radio Association (SARA).   All Stafford EmComm members are highly encouraged to support SARA.  Please visit their site for more information.

Packet Radio

All EmComm members are highly encouraged to set up a mobile Packet Radio station.   Packet Radio is used to transmit patient lists and other sensitive information for the Red Cross and County officials.

145.550 MHz is the SARA packet node. The mailbox is SARAMB and the node name is SARA. The BBS is open to all Amateur Radio Operators.

Instructions to connect to the Virginia Digital Emergency Network (VDEN) packet system and a statewide system map will be posted on the SARA web site.

Repeaters

During an EmComm event, the primary repeater to monitor is the analog repeater on 145.270 MHz.  An Administrative and Logistics net is established on the analog repeater at 444.450 MHz.

SARA REPEATER STATUS

WW4VA (Analog)
145.270 MHz (-)
147.375 MHz ( )
444.450 MHz ( )
145.550 MHz Packet
Echolink Node 52256
WS4VA (D-STAR)
147.375 MHz ( ) WS4VA C
447.275 MHz (-) WS4VA B
1282.20 MHz (-) WS4VA A
1298.40 MHz DD WS4VA A
D-Star Gateway WS4VA G

Please visit the SARA web site for the most current repeater information.  The Trustee for all SARA repeater systems is Emmett Price, K3EP.

Other area repeater information is available at the RVARC web site at http://www.qsl.net/rvarc/rvarcotherrpt.html.

Weekly EmComm Radio Net 

The short (10 minute) weekly EmComm radio net is combined with the weekly SARA Thursday Night Net.  It is convened on the air every Thursday at 2010 hours local time (or close to that time) on the 145.270 MHz repeater.  One or two EmComm Tips are offered during the net.  The Net Control Station will normally be the County EC/RO (N3GQ) or an AEC/ARO.  Anyone who wishes to present EmComm material is welcome to send us a script or voice it over the air.  Join us!

Other Frequencies Used in Our Area

Additional information, such as the team's Standing Operating Procedures (SOP), is available from the Stafford EmComm Team leadership.  This document contains sensistive information and is only issued to registered team members.

The chart below was copied from the RVARC Club page at www.qsl.net/rvarc -- some data are VERY outdated or incorrect. Please send us corrections if you know them! This list does not include all D-Star frequencies (see table above).

Frequency

Call

Offset and Pl Tone Hz

Net Day & Time

Sponsor

Location

147.015

K4TS/R

+600 khz /
88.5 - On output only

Thursdays - 2100

RVARC

Fredericksburg, VA

147.120

W4CUL

+600 khz / 146.2   Echolink

Sundays - 2000

CARA

Culpeper, VA

147.165

W4VA/R

+600 khz / 167.9

Wednesdays - 2100

FARA

Warrenton, VA

145.270

WW4VA/R

-600 khz / 79.7

Thursdays - 2000

SARA & Stafford EmComm

Stafford, VA

147.375

WS4VA/R

+600 khz / 79.7
EchoLink

Contingency & D-Star

Stafford ARES/RACES

Stafford, VA

444.450

WW4VA/R

+5 Mhz / 79.7

Thursdays - 2000

SARA

Stafford, VA

146.775

K4MQF

-600 khz / 79.7
Linked

Wednesdays - 2000

K4MQF

Spotsylvania, VA

146.775

K4MQF

-600 khz / 156.7
Linked

Wednesdays - 2000

K4MQF

King George, VA
Remote Input – Correct?

442.850

W1ZFB/R

+5 Mhz / 107.2
Linked

Wednesdays - 2000

K4MQF

Fredericksburg, VA

448.475

K4SPT

-5 Mhz / 79.7
Linked to 146.775

Tuesdays - 1900

KD4BYB
KG4SCP

King George, VA

– Correct?

51.860

W1ZFB/R

-500 kHz / 127.3

 

K4MQF

Spotsylvania, VA

144.390

K4MQF-1

APRS

 

K4MQF

Fredericksburg, VA

144.390

K4MQF-2

APRS

 

K4MQF

Spotsylvania, VA

145.550

SARA
SARAMB

Packet

 

SARA

Stafford

146.880

W4RAT

74.4

Thursdays - 2000

RATS

Richmond, VA

145.770

MADVA

Packet

 

 

Blueridge Mt

147.300

 

Packet

     

 

 

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