Repeaters

Wake County AUXCOMM Repeaters and Simplex Frequencies
(Updated May 2011)

General operational procedure: The following is intended to be a guide for initiating operations and should be considered as a “tree”-start at the top and work down. For obvious reasons, repeaters are preferred for county-wide or multi-county operations, owing to wider area coverage and the absence of “hidden” transmitters, but simplex frequencies also are part of our plan. Your operational activities and planning should include failure of any or all of the repeaters listed in this table. Be aggressive and creative and maintain an open mind about resources – we have lots of immediate and effective resources that can be applied.

The 146.88 repeater is to be used for STATE EOC and SKYWARN activations.

* 146.88(-)(no tone) WB4TQD – Primary repeater for State EOC, SKYWARN.

When operational, the NC State EOC will monitor 146.88 for traffic from any counties within range, or on the PCRN linking system. The State EOC also monitors 3923 kHz (the Tarheel Net) for traffic from stations that can not reach the EOC via repeaters. In addition, Central Carolina SKYWARN conducts its nets on 146.880.

If 146.88 fails or is unavailable, the backup is 146.64 (no tone). All operators should switch to 146.64 without further direction.

The 146.64 repeater is the primary repeater for WAKE CO. EOC avtivations

* 146.64 (-) (no tone) W4DW (RARS) – Primary repeater for Wake Co. AUXCOMM operations. Secondary repeater for State EOC.

When operational, the Wake County EOC and all field operators initially monitor 146.64 (no tone). County field operations may spread to any of the repeaters or simplex frequencies on the list below during drills and activations.

* 145.49 (-) (82.5 tone) W4BWC (CARS) – Secondary backup repeater for Wake Co. ARES operations. This repeater will be used for wide area operations when the 146.64 repeater is required by State EOC and Skywarn activations or otherwise unavailable.

* 444.300 (+)(82.5) W4FAL – Tertiary backup repeater for Wake AUXCOMM operations.

Simplex frequencies. If you believe that primary repeaters have failed and you cannot communicate using the simplex inputs, then try using any of the designated secondary/tertiary repeaters, but do not waste time – go to the simplex list below, try to make contact with any station and build-out your network.

* 147.450 – primary simplex frequency
* 147.570 – secondary simplex frequency

*446.000 – National UHF simplex calling frequency

ADDITIONAL REPEATERS

Below is a list of repeaters that have significant coverage in Wake County, and may be used at any time for emergency operations. We recommend that you program all these repeaters in memory for all radios you may use with AUXCOMM. For a broader list of area repeaters, consult the RARS web page, and the SERA Repeater Journal

We appreciate the repeater resources that are made available to us, and we thank the club and individual repeater owners. All the listed repeaters are open for all Amateur use, including emergencies. We will conduct routine nets and drills only on repeaters whose owners have agreed to that use.

If you would like a formal AUXCOMM agreement, please contact us.

Freq.
offset
Location

Callsign
Tone
Coverage
(mobile)
n=north
e=east, etc.
Emergency
Power?
AUXCOMM Agreement?

for Activation, Drill, Net
Notes
145.11- Youngsville KD4MYE
88.5 PL
Franklin Co.,
ne Wake
unknown no
145.13- w Raleigh W4RNC
82.5 PL
Citywide none All temporary location
RARS
145.19- n Raleigh K4GWH 156.7 countywide,
better north
Yes no GRA
145.23- Chapel Hill W4UNC
107.2
Orange Co.,
w Wake
generator activation, drill OCRA
145.39- s Raleigh WB4TQD
82.5
countywide,
better south
unknown All
Primary Wake AUXCOMM Repeater
PCRN
not linked
145.45- Durham
WR4AGC
Durham Co,
nw Wake
generator no DFMA. Durham Co. ARES Primary
145.49- Raleigh
W4BWC
82.5
Raleigh downtown
unknown no W4FAL
146.52 simplex National Simplex
146.535 simplex Durham Co. ARES
146.58 simplex Orange County
146.61 s Raleigh
WB4TOP 131.8
limited,
s Wake
unknown no Wake Tech
Freq.
offset
Location

Callsign
Tone
Coverage
(mobile)
n=north
e=east, etc.
Emergency
Power?
Wake AUXCOMM Agreement?

Activation, Drill, Net
Notes
146.64- w Raleigh
W4DW
88.5
countywide,
shadow near RDU airport
generator all
Wake AUXCOMM Backup Repeater
RARS
146.70- Dunn N4CID Harnett Co.,
s Wake fringe
unknown no
146.775- West Raleigh
KD4RAA PL 88.5
countywide,
shadow southwest
no YES KD4RAA-K4JDR Repeater Group
IRLP 4260
146.805- Louisburg W4DCG 118.8 Franklin, Nash,
ne Wake
generator activation, drill Tar River ARC
146.88- Raleigh
WB4TQD
wide area from WRAL tower generator all
Primary State EOC AUXCOMM Repeater,
SKYWARN
PCRN link
146.94- Butner WA4IZG s Granville,
n Wake
unknown activation,
drill
WA4IZG
147.075+ Pittsboro KD4JFN Chatham Co.,
sw Wake
unknown no
147.36+ w Durham WD4LDB 136.5 Durham Co,
nw Wake
generator no Durham Co. ARES Secondary
Freq.
offset
Location

Callsign
Tone
Coverage
(mobile)
Emergency
Power?
AUXCOMM Agreement?

Activation, Drill, Net
Notes
147.105+ Lillington
K4ITL 82.5
Lee Co.

generator activation,
drill
PCRN link
147.135+ Chapel Hill K4ITL 82.5 wide area,
Orange Co.,
Chatham Co,
w Wake
unknown activation,
drill
PCRN link
temp off air
147.195+ sw Raleigh
K4ITL 82.5
wide area from WRAL tower generator all
Secondary Wake AUXCOMM Repeater
K4ITL
147.225+ Hillsboro WR4AGC Orange Co.,
Durham Co.,
w Wake
battery, generator (manually operated) no DFMA
147.27+ Johnston Co. AK4H wide area from WRAL tower unknown no JARS
147.315 Rolesville KF4HFQ
Franklin Co.,
most of Wake (weaker sw)
unknown Franklin Co. ARES FCARC
147.36+ Durham W4REG 136.5 Durham Co.,
nw Wake
unknown no W4REG
147.39+ Clayton WB4IUY 88.5 Johnston Co.,
se Wake
unknown no TEARA
147.42 Simplex RARS Simplex
Freq.
offset
Location

Callsign
Tone
Coverage
(mobile)
Emergency Power? AUXCOMM Agreement?

Activation, Drill, Net
Notes
440.80 Durham Co. Durham Co. ARES Crossband Repeat
442.15 Chapel Hill W4UNC
131.8
wide area from Orange Co. WUNC tower generator Orange Co. ARES
activation, drill
OCRA
442.40 Zebulon KD4WJD e Wake battery no TEARA
443.425 RTP
K4GWH
156.7
RTP,
w Wake
yes no part of GRA link –
Raleigh to Greensboro
443.475 Chapel Hill
W4UNC
131.8
Orange Co.,
w Wake
generator Orange Co. ARES
activation, drill
OCRA
444.10 c Durham WR4AGC Durham,
nw Wake
generator no DFMA, Durham Co. ARES Logistics Backup
444.525 n Raleigh
W4DW
82.5
countywide, better north no all RARS
444.65 Middlesex
NE4J
179.9
e Wake unknown no
444.825 n Raleigh K4GWH
146.2
countywide,
better north
unknown no part of GRA link –
Raleigh to Greensboro
Freq.
offset
Location

Callsign
Tone
Coverage
(mobile)
Emergency
Power?
AUXCOMM Agreement?

Activation, Drill, Net
Notes
441.725 West Raleigh
K4JDR
100.0
countywide,
better Northeast
shadow southwest
Battery
Backup
Yes. SKYWARN
NWS alerts
KD4RAA-K4JDR Repeater Group
UHF Link System Backbone
and IRLP 4270
444.325 Holly Springs KF4AUF
100.0
Southwest no Yes KD4RAA-K4JDR Repeater Group
UHF Link System Repeater and IRLP
444.675 West Raleigh KD4RAA
100.0
countywide
Best Northeast
no Yes KD4RAA-K4JDR Repeater Group
Stand alone repeater, IRLP 5270
444.775 Cary
K4JDR
100.0
countywide,
better Northwest
Yes
generator
Yes. SKYWARN administrative repeater
NWS alerts / UHF Link System Repeater and IRLP
KD4RAA-K4JDR Repeater Group
444.875 Wendell KD4RAA
100.0
countywide no Yes KD4RAA-K4JDR Repeater Group
UHF Link System Repeater and IRLP
444.925 N Durham KB4WGA
100.0
Durham Co.,
NW Wake
Yes
Generator
Durham Co. ARES
Durham Co. ARES Logistics Primary
KD4RAA-K4JDR Repeater Group
UHF Link System Repeater and IRLP
445.80 Durham Co. Durham Co. ARES Crossband Repeat
446.00 Simplex Natiional Simplex
446.10 Durham Co Durham Co. ARES Simplex