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Either way, we are glad you are here. Hope to talk to you on the air
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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.
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.
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 $750 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 $50 per year per user. Thank you!
Jump on our repeaters anytime. In
order to stimulate interest, we currently link our repeaters to the following
A note about
linking and unlinking the repeaters to reflectors:
When you are finished, please unlink the repeater. If it was
previously linked, please restore the previous link
you are not the only person using the repeater, so leave things like they
were and ID yourself as you begin and end.
free to unlink the repeater as needed (not during an active net or other
yourself (verbally) and state your intent
the repeater (send the letter 'U" in the the 8th position of the call sign
- Link the
repeater to the desired reflector (send REF054CL in the call sign field, for
your business on the newly linked reflector
443.8625 (+5 MHz) KI4WXS B - not connected -
link as needed (see instructions above)
145.140 (-600 kHz) KI4WXS C - Connected to
Sunday 21:00 REF002 A SEWXNet
Tuesday 21:00 North Carolina D-Star Net
1292.000 (-20 MHz) KA4YMZ A
443.9875 (+5 MHz) KA4YMZ B - Connected to
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
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.
(-20MHz) KK4JDH A -
Connected to Reflector 54C
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
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