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New Orleans VHF

Amateur Radio Club

New Orleans, LA

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Updated 4/12/04

Part of the SELCOM Group

Check into the Net Wednesday night at 9:00pm on 146.86.... .... ....

N.O. VHF Club utilizes several 2-m and 70-cm voice repeaters (W5MCC/R) and digipeaters in the Greater New Orleans area.

Repeaters:  146.86, 146.62, 146.775, 147.03, 147.12, 224.12, 443.950, 444.700, 444.825, and 444.800

The 147.775 & 444.825 are multimode analogue & digital repeaters. All use PL 114.8. 

Lockport/Houma: 443.325 DVM    Morgan City: 147.015

Packet digis: 145.01 & 446.100

Please check back often for updates on the state of our repeaters.

Wednesday Night Net

Click here for Net Announcements.

The Training Wednesday Night Net is held on the 146.86 machine.   The Net features announcements and an amateur radio related topic for discussion.   Please join us every Wednesday night at 9pm on the 86 machine. 

Your net control coordinator is Nick, W4NDF

Email the NOVHF Club at [email protected]

Email the Webmaster at [email protected]

Club News


All autopatches have been removed from service due to the proliferation of cell phones. Internet VoIP linking via IRLP, Echolink, Wires-X, D-Star & DMR are available 24X7.


The phone patches are up on the 86 and 76 machines.  All repeaters now are on PL 114.8The 146.61 machine is now on 62 and should be up and running.  The 444.800 UHF machine is now up and running again.


Old Stuff

On Saturday, 9/30/00 we did some work on the new 146.85 repeater.  We made 2 tower climbs to the antennas at the 580 foot level.  We found some problems with the phasing harness.  We removed the harness and discarded it, replacing it with a single piece of 1/2" hardline to the north antenna only, eliminating the dual antenna arrangement.  There is still a problem with water incursion into the 7/8" hardline at the bottom.  That will be dealt with at a later date.  The repeater now has a much better pattern on the single antenna. 

Thanks to Richard Bagnetto WB5HVV for the 6+ hours he spent on the tower and the 2 climbs it required to complete the work.  It was after dark when he finally came down.  Thanks also to the ground crew: Andre Lefriant N5SAC, Roy Blanchard N5YHS, Dave Hughes W5PCM and Don Wilbanks AE5DW.

Click here for pics from the work party.


AE5DW's Ham Links page

Practice FCC exams online

Pictures of the removal of the 146.85 repeater

Pics of the 85 repeater work party on 9/30/00

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