Due to catastrophic cold weather events from Feb 12 – 18, 2021 the DARC repeater locations have experienced issues with building power failures and broken water pipes. Currently the DARC W5FC 146.880 repeater and the 442.425 repeater are impacted and have NO power – the backup power/batteries have been exhausted and won’t be back online until power comes back on to the buildings. In addition, we are unable to get access to these locations and the repeaters. We don’t have a current ETA on getting building access or when power will be restored the facilities. Please check back here often for current updates and status.
In the interim the DARC has been given permission from the Irving Amateur Radio Club to use their repeater WA5CKF 146.720 PL 110.9 for our normal nets through Feb 28, 2021. In addition DARC will be linking the DARC Echolink W5FC-R to the Irving’s WA5CKF-R link. Questions or comments please reach out to us at: https://w5fc.org/contact/
We will keep you posted as we receive more information.
Randy Patterson KE5JIT
Repeater Site Liaison