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We are a group of amateur radio (ham radio) enthusiasts who encourage the
development and popularization of VHF and UHF digital voice modes in the
Charlotte metropolitan area. No membership application required! Join us on
one of our repeaters, via a hotspot or dongle, by joining our Yahoo Group (clt-dstar)
or coming to our monthly dinner meetings.
operate six D-STAR repeaters at four sites, three DMR repeaters (one MotoTrbo
and two Hytera) at three sites, one System Fusion repeater and one NexEdge
repeater. We also operate two FM analog repeaters. Internet connections at
each of our sites allows us to inter-link repeaters to provide wider geographic
Our repeaters are open. We don't restrict use to "members" only. We encourage
all licensed hams to use our machines. This is our gift to the ham community.
We also try to educate and inform hams about the various digital voice modes.
This web site, our clt-dstar Yahoo group, and on the air help are all parts of
that effort. We welcome newcomers to join us, get to know us and become
involved in this great endeavor. We think digital voice modes are fun.
We built and support these systems through equipment donations, volunteer labor
and financial contributions from a large number of ham radio operators. All of
this costs money; lots of money. A repeater installation can cost several
thousand dollars, and when equipment breaks it needs maintaining, which carries
an ongoing cost. We keep each site connected to the Internet and pay 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 A Papa System D-Star Round Table
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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