TRASH PATCH

ORIGINAL TRASH PATCH 


TRASHMASTER (ver 2.0)


About the TRASH RADIO GROUP




Sandia Peak
(photo of Sandia Crest, NM)

RACISIM, BIAS, and DISCRIMINATION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED on T.R.A.S.H. !

BE NICE or GO AWAY

T.R.A.S.H. is a FULL-TIME ALLSTAR-LINKED AMATEUR RADIO REPEATER SYSTEM

Coverage area is from (A) Northern New Mexico (Taos/Tres Piedras),
(B,C) North Central (Los Alamos/White Rock, Deer Lake/ Jemez), (D,I) Central (Santa Fe/Albuquerque), (E) South Central (T or C / Caballo), (F) Southern (Deming/Lordsburg/Hatch/Las Cruces), continuing on into (G,H) El Paso Texas and far (J) West (Sierra Blanca) Texas. We also have a permanent link to Selah, Washington. 

(Ruidoso, Roswell and Van Horn, TX repeaters coming soon!)

Coverage Map
(please visit the REPEATERS page for map reference and frequencies)
*** Important! - El Paso Mt. Franklin repeater frequency change! ***


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 dude) in Albuquerque, New Mexico with equally talented mega-assistance from Mike Olson KB6JYF in El Paso, Texas.
NO DUES or FEES

Support T.R.A.S.H. - Click HERE - Buy me a COFFEE - Click HERE

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.

Subscribe to the T.R.A.S.H. mailing list! - Click HERE


Just USE it!
Say Hi!
Find new FRIENDS!
See COOL STUFF!
Have FUN!
Laugh a LOT!
Talk about BEER!
Enjoy the HOBBY!
Invite OTHERS!
Chat about CIGARS!
HELP others!
Monitor SKYWARN!

PLEASE - NO NETS on T.R.A.S.H. !

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 DVSwitch (DMR Bridge) 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

While talking is part-in-parcel with radio, any good group needs do-ers. We have many projects planned and look forward to bringing aboard those enthusiastic about radio in its many facets!


If you happen to hear someone transmit on T.R.A.S.H. (or any amateur radio frequency) that does not have a proper/valid Amateur Radio callsign, KINDLY tell them this is NOT GMRS and encourage them to get their Amateur Radio license.
Direct them to the ARRL website or have them contact a local ham club
Also remind them it is illegal to transmit on Amateur Radio frequencies until they earn their license!


If you want to chat with your friend in (insert location here), and have a long-winded conversation, may I suggest you purchase a portable Allstarlink node from Kits 4 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 for an extended length of time when connected to a non-T.R.A.S.H. or Echolink node (30 minutes max)
Remember to wait 3-4 seconds before you transmit again to allow others to join in or comment


T.R.A.S.H. HISTORY - HOW IT ALL BEGAN


T.R.A.S.H. began by digging surplus commericial radio equipment out of a dumpster in the early '80's
(The original GE MVP mobile made into a repeater is still in use today! - node 27081)

Now we utilize state-of-the-art (mostly Motorola SLR5700, or RKR1225) equipment at all of our sites

T.R.A.S.H. 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 (almost) continuously for over 38 years, our founder (David B. Camp W5DBC (ex WD5HTQ)-SK, and his XYL Diane Camp W5PDC) pioneered and refined many concepts of linked radio networks that are still in use today, inspiring many who followed

The Southwest Texas, and Southern New Mexico areas 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

Many have asked, what does T.R.A.S.H. stand for?, well, now you know!

This Represents A Serious Hobby!

What is wrong with you people
For additional information contact Neil W7FED, or Mike KB6JYF
(We're good on QRZ)