Repeaters & Equipment

The following repeaters are maintained by NARC. For a list of repeaters surrounding Nacogdoches, click here.

Two new repeaters were installed in 2015. Read all about it here.

W5NAC-10 / W5NAC-7 RMS / KANode

Thanks to hard work by several people the W5NAC Winlink/RMS/KANode is up and running. The original implementation was setup/installed by KD5SHM, KD5FEE and KE5EXX. After a Hurricane hit the area, the room on top of the Fredonia Hotel flooded and we had to adapt and overcome. AE5P and KD5GEN are responsible for the latest integration, and KE5PQJ has been maintaining the equipment.

147.320 / 141.3 PL

The 147.32 repeater is a Motorola MSR 2000 and operates with a 141.3 tone. It includes a frequency agile 2 meter remote base, and a frequency agile 70cm remote base as well. The duplexer is a TX-RX, and the antenna is a DB-224E. The antenna is at 269 feet at the top level of the County’s tower, along with repeaters for the City FD, County Sheriff’s Office, County VFD’s, and County Road and Bridge Dept. The repeater is backed up by a very large battery as well as a propane generator on site.

444.050 / 141.3 PL

The 444.050 repeater is a Yaesu DR-1X repeater station, rated for 100 watts continuous output. It also operates with a 141.3 tone. The antenna is a DB-408B 300 feet above ground on the City of Nacogdoches tower. It is backed up by the propane generator on site.

146.840 / 141.3 PL

The 146.84 repeater is a Yaesu DR-1X. It was installed in the Summer of 2015. It uses a TX-RX duplexer. The antenna is a DB-224E located 300 feet above ground on the City of Nacogdoches tower. It is backed up by the propane generator on site.

NARC Orange Box Radios

NARC has 3 ‘Orange Box Radios’ available for use by members. The primary use of these radios is intended to be Special Events and Disaster Response.

Each Orange Box Radio is identical, and consists of the following equipment and accessories:

  1. Icom IC-2720 VHF/UHF FM radio.
  2. Coastal Chipworks TNC-X terminal node controller.
  3. VHF ground plane antenna with tripod, telescoping mast and coax.

For more info on the Orange Box Radios view the following PDF’s:
OrangeBoxRadios.pdf                 OrangeBoxFrequencies.pdf

 

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