VBEARS is an organization dedicated to the operation and upkeep of several
voice and data amateur repeaters. It is not affiliated with VBARC.
For more information, contact Linda Crawford KI4LO
497-1235. The suggested donation to become a member is $12 annually, however, these are open repeaters
and you do not need to be a member to access these repeaters. Members
receive the benefit of autopatch and voice mail. And they receive
the satisfaction of financially supporting the repeaters they are using.
All users may access the police and fire emergency phone numbers.
Voice: Packet: 146.970 WA4KXV 145.010 146.895 WA4KXV 145.610 444.950 WA4KXV 222.010
*0 Virginia Beach Police *1 Chesapeake Police *2 Norfolk Police *3 Portsmouth Police *4 Suffolk Police *5 ODU Police *6 NOB Police *7 Bay Bridge Police *8 US Coast Guard *9 Virginia State Police
To report an emergency, press the PTT switch on the microphone or radio, announce that you are accessing the autopatch to report an emergency, press the * (asterisk) key, then press the appropriate number key. Release the PTT, and listen for the phone to dial. When it is answered, state that you are an Amateur Radio operator reporting an emergency. Give your call sign, name, type of emergency, location, and whether there are any injuries. Follow any instructions and give any further information the dispatcher needs.
When the call is complete, press the # (pound sign) key to hang up. Then announce your call sign, and that emergency third party traffic with the police department is complete.
Area repeaters using the same emergency codes are:
146.610 N4GSP Chesapeake 146.700 NE4D Norfolk 146.790 N4SD Chesapeake 146.970 WA4KXV Virginia Beach 443.900 N4EVG Chesapeake 444.950 WA4KXV Virginia Beach
Outer Banks Amateur Radio Repeater and Packet Frequencies: current through October 17, 2000
Packet: 145.710 South Nags Head DARE Node K4OBX-2 145.710 Buxton HAT Node K4OBX-3 145.710 Elizabeth City ECLAN,DXVTX,ETC. 144.390 Buxton HAT APRS Weather WX4OBX 144.390 Elizabeth City APRS Digi (temp) NO4Y FM Voice: 145.110 Kill Devil Hills (131.8) Outer Banks Repeater Club 145.150 Buxton (131.8) Fessenden Club primary rpt. K4OBX 145.290 Coinjock (131.8) Fessenden / Currituck EM WN3X 146.625 Buxton (131.8) OBRA/K4USB 146.655 Elizabeth City (131.8) TAARS 146.835 Columbia (131.8) CERA wide range repeater 146.940 Roanoke Island (no tone) Outer Banks Repeater Club 443.300 Columbia (131.8) Columbia backbone system 444.225 Rodanthe (131.8,low power) linked to 145.150 444.325 Ocracoke (131.8,low power) linked to 145.150 444.300 Elizabeth City (131.8) TARRS 444.625 Buxton Fessenden remote base Rpt.(normally 146.835) 444.725 Hatteras Village(131.8,low power) linked-145.150 444.825 South Nags Head (131.8,low power) linked-145.150 444.925 Buxton (131.8) Fessenden Amateur Radio Club K4OBXother area repeater frequencies, locations, and call signs will be listed here