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Dayton Info

Who

    We are a group dedicated to preservation and enhancement of various amateur operating VHF and UHF amateur operating modes, principally D-Star.  No membership application required! Just join us on one of our repeaters, via DVAP or DV Dongle, at our Yahoo Group (clt-dstar) or at our monthly dinner meetings.

What

       We operate six Icom D-Star repeaters at four sites, all connected to the Internet, in addition to two UHF FM repeaters. The coverage of our repeaters includes the Charlotte, North Carolina metropolitan area. We have built all this through equipment donations and through volunteer installation labor. This is our gift to the ham community. Our repeaters are open. We don't restrict use to "members" only. We encourage all hams to use our machines.

Cost

    When equipment breaks it needs replacing, which carries a cost. We keep each site connected to the Internet and pay monthly DSL bills totaling almost $2000 annually. If you like using our repeaters, please consider making a donation by using the Donate button and giving what you can. Any amount will be greatly appreciated. Our repeaters are open, but they are not free. It costs money to keep them on the air. Please consider donating when you can. The suggested donation is $75 per year per user. Thank you!

When

    Jump on our repeaters anytime. In order to stimulate interest, we currently link our repeaters to the following D-Star nets:

A note about linking and unlinking the repeaters to reflectors:

  • Feel free to unlink the repeater as needed (not during an active net or other conversation)
  • Identify yourself (verbally) and state your intent
  • Unlink the repeater (send the letter 'U" in the the 8th position of the call sign field)
  • Link the repeater to the desired reflector (send REF054CL in the call sign field, for example)
  • Conduct your business on the newly linked reflector
  • MOST IMPORTANT: When you are finished, please unlink the repeater. If it was previously linked, please restore the previous link
  • Remember - you are not the only person using the repeater, so leave things like they were and ID yourself as you begin and end.

          

            443.8625 (+5 MHz) KI4WXS B  - Connected to Reflector 02A for Hurricane Net

                                                           

            145.140   (-600 kHz) KI4WXS C - Connected to Reflector 54C

                        North Carolina D-Star Net, Tuesday @ 9:00 p.m.

                    

            1292.000 (-20 MHz) KA4YMZ A

 

            443.9875 (+5 MHz) KA4YMZ B - Connected to X-Reflector 38A

                        Daily 04:30 links to XRF038 A
                        Sunday 20:01 XRF038 A for the Ohio Net
                        Sunday 21:00 REF002 A SEWXNet
                        Monday 20:00 REF020 A K3PDR Philadelphia Net

                        Monday 21:00 REF063 C Western PA Net

                        Monday 21:30 REF026 A Raspberry Pi Net (maybe moving to XRF026 A)
                        Monday 23:00 REF012 A Papa Sys Tech Net
                        Tuesday 19:30 REF020 A Mid-Atlantic Net
                        Tuesday 20:00 REF010 C Rhode Island Net
                        Tuesday 21:00 REF054 C North Carolina Net

                        Wednesday 20:00 REF062 C Maryland/Delaware/Pennsylvania Net

                        Thursday 23:00 REF012 C Papa Sys Tech Net

                        Friday 21:00  XRF021-B Canada Net

                        Saturday 21:00 REF035 C Pacific Northwest Net


            444.8625 MHz (+5 MHz) W4FAN B - connected to Reflector 54C    

                        North Carolina D-Star Net, Tuesday @ 9:00 p.m.

                   

             1291.40 (-20MHz)  KK4JDH A   - Connected to Reflector 30A

Where

    We have a monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month here:

            Light Rail Family Restaurant

            8045 South Blvd.

            Charlotte, NC 28273                                                        

            Telephone:  704/643-2121

                www.lrrest.com                                                

                                                       

 


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