DARC Repeaters

The DARC’s repeaters are open to all Amateur Radio operators who are licensed for operation on the VHF/UHF amateur radio frequency bands. Use of the club’s repeaters shall be strictly in accordance with all rules and regulations as dictated by Part 97 of the FCC Amateur Rules & Regulations and the DARC repeater guidelines. Be courteous to your fellow operators while using our repeaters.  Please NO QUICK-KEYING, Leave at least 2-3 seconds between transmissions to allow time for others to break in for emergencies and or to join the conversation especially on the 442.425/Fusion/Wires-X machine.

The DARC operates six repeaters, all under the W5FC license:  2 Analog, 1 Yaesu DR-2X System-Fusion with AMS and 3 D-Star Digital repeaters.  There is also an EchoLink Node available. In addition you can find the w5fc-10 WinLink system on the air in the Dallas area 145.030.

Since the 442.425 repeater is a Yaesu DR-2X Fusion repeater in AMS mode (Automatic Mode Selection), it offers both analog and digital communication capability. When an analog transmission is received, it repeats the analog transmission. If the repeater hears a digital transmission, it repeats the digital transmission. The repeater is often linked to a Wires-X room via the Internet using Yaesu’s WIRES-X protocol. Analog users should enable 110.9 Hz CTCSS (PL) so that digital transmissions are masked; then, check the s-meter to assure that the repeater is not in use by digital users. Digital users should enable AMS on their radio, or, before transmitting, check the s-meter to assure that an analog QSO is not taking place.

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Analog :

Band

Analog Frequency

Input Frequency

PL Tone IN/OUT

2m

146.880

146.280

110.9 / 110.9

1.25m

224.880

223.280

110.9 / 110.9

Yaesu System Fusion Repeater with Wires-X with AMS enabled supporting digital C4FM.  The 442.425 repeater is RF Wires-X linked via node #11391 – the default room is TEXAS-NEXUS room #21636.  Operators are free and encouraged to link any Wires-X resource in the world as needed.

Band

Analog/Digital Frequency

Input Frequency

PL Tone IN / OUT

(analog mode only)

70cm

442.425

447.425

110.9 / 110.9

D-Star: Registration Page and more details can be found here.

Band

D-Star Digital Frequency

Input Frequency

PL Tone IN / OUT

2m

145.130

144.530

NO PL Tone

70cm

440.5750

445.5750

NO PL Tone

1.2 GHz

1295.0000

1275.0000

1259.00 Digital NO PL Tone

ECHOLINK:

Echolink

Search W5FC-R or

Node 37247

WINLINK:

WinLink

Search W5FC-10

145.030