About the TRASH RADIO GROUP
RACISIM, BIAS, and DISCRIMINATION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED on T.R.A.S.H. !
(Discrimination refers to the differential treatment of the members of different ethnic, religious, national, or other groups. Discrimination is usually the behavioral manifestation of prejudice and therefore involves negative, hostile, and injurious treatment of members of rejected groups)
BE NICE or GO AWAY!
T.R.A.S.H. is a FULL-TIME LINKED ANALOG AMATEUR RADIO REPEATER SYSTEM
Coverage area is from Northern New Mexico (Taos/Tres Piedras), North Central (Los Alamos/White Rock, Deer Lake/ Jemez), Central (Santa Fe/Albuquerque), South Central (T or C / Caballo), Southern (Deming/Lordsburg/Hatch/Las Cruces), continuing on to El Paso Texas and far West (Sierra Blanca) Texas. (Some Arizona Allstarlink nodes connect full-time also)
Established in the early 1980's in El Paso, Texas USA, The T.R.A.S.H. RADIO GROUP is a network of remotely controlled Amateur Radio repeaters and base stations, (also known as Remote Stations or Remote Bases), operating primarily in the USA VHF/UHF Amateur Radio bands.
Operating continuously for over 38 years, our founder (Dave Camp W5DBC (ex WD5HTQ)-SK, and his XYL Diane Camp W5PDC) pioneered and refined many concepts of DTMF-controlled and linked radio networks that are still in use today, inspiring many who followed.
The Southwest Texas, and Southern New Mexico area where T.R.A.S.H. began, is a dream come true with its many high mountains affording grand vistas and exceptional radio coverage. With the vision of a handful of friends, their enthusiasm, experimentation, personal investment, and plenty of hard work, an institution was born.
T.R.A.S.H. endures with the vigor of its users, coming from many walks of life. We share a common love of amateur radio, experimentation, communication, innovation, technical excellence, camaraderie, lending a helpful hand to our fellow ham and contributing to our community. T.R.A.S.H. supports the activities of other groups, often behind the scenes or with little fanfare. Every group has its own unique character, and we encourage this diversity.
T.R.A.S.H. is NOT a membership-based organization!
The T.R.A.S.H. linked repeater system is currently funded & sponsored by Neil Addis W7FED (retired Motorola "Galvin Masters" RF Systems Engineer) in Albuquerque, New Mexico with equally talented mega-assistance from Mike Olson KB6JYF in El Paso, Texas. NO DUES or FEES (Just bring GOOD beer or cigar to the next T.R.A.S.H. gathering! - You might get a free hat!)
Open to ALL Licensed Amateur Radio Operators
You DO NOT need to be "Sponsored" to use T.R.A.S.H.
You DO NOT need to "Join" to use T.R.A.S.H.
NO NETS on T.R.A.S.H. !
Just USE it!
Find new FRIENDS!
See COOL STUFF!
Laugh a LOT!
Talk about BEER!
Enjoy the HOBBY!
Chat about CIGARS!
Meet for BBQ!
We enjoy experimenting. While primarily focused around an analog radio system, we thrive amidst the digital age. We began the journey with tubes, giving way to solid state, and now the wonders of FPGA & DSP in SDRs. We've long used APCO Project 25 (P25) as our digital flavor of choice, and have P25 augmenting some of our analog coverage. We've integrated AllStarlink RoIP (Radio over Internet Protocol), and PiStar MMDVM into our network. This adds greatly to our flexibility. We form a geographically diverse network of cooperating stations and groups furthering the enjoyment of the hobby.
If you're a "techie" and like getting hands-on, check us out. While talking is part-in-parcel with radio, any good group needs do-ers. We have many projects and look forward to bringing aboard those enthusiastic about radio in its many facets! - We also like BBQ, BEER and CIGARS!
We enjoy BUILDING STUFF.
If you have equipment you want to donate, please let us know!
If you want to learn more about Electronics, Radio Communications, Soldering, Kit-Building, Antennas, Computers, Networking, Radio Programming, ALLSTARLINK, etc., Hop on any T.R.A.S.H. repeater and SAY HI!
Check out the links on the left for current repeater listings, photos, and technical info.
You are welcome to temporarily connect any T.R.A.S.H node to another single Allstarlink node as long as the node you connect to is not connected to other nodes or networks or is"net" controlled.
Standard Allstarlink connect/disconnect commands are supported
*** TIP: If you want to connect to your friend in (insert location here), and have a long-winded conversation, may I suggest you purchase a portable node from Kits for Hams and connect your node directly to their node. The SHARI node is perfect for this!
Please do not tie up the entire T.R.A.S.H. system - (and connected nodes) for an extended length of time when connected to a non-T.R.A.S.H. node
Please do not rapid-key. Leave a 3-4 second gap before you PTT again to allow others to join in or make another contact
Questions?, ASK FIRST!
To allow for system load balancing and control, Allstar nodes should connect to the T.R.A.S.H. RADIO System as follows;
Pacific/Mountain Time Zone (West of the Texas/New Mexico State line) = 271840 T.R.A.S.H. RADIO WESTERN Hub
El Paso, Texas area = T.R.A.S.H. RADIO MAIN Hub 27080
Central and Eastern Time Zone (East of El Paso, Texas) = 55769 T.R.A.S.H. RADIO EASTERN Hub
Other ways to connect to the T.R.A.S.H. system:
Echolink connections should connect to echolink # 375562 W7FED-R (Allstarlink node 55770)
APCO P25 connections = 442.400 Simplex NAC 293 (ABQ area only)
MotoTrbo (DMR) connections = Use Brandmeister "GROUP" TALKGROUP 3153397
Many have asked, what does TRASH stand for?, well, now you know!
This Represents A Serious Hobby!
For additional information contact Neil W7FED, or Mike KB6JYF
(We're good on QRZ)