Repeaters

146.760 Repeater (WA4TFZ)
Charlottesville Tone: 151.4 Offset: -
The WA4TFZ repeater operating on 146.16/146.76 MHz is the primary two meter repeater serving the Albemarle County/Charlottesville area. This repeater is located on Marshall Manor to the south end of Carter's Mountain and requires tone access using the CTCSS tone 151.4 Hz. During AARC's two public nets (the Monday night info net at 1900 Hrs and the Thursday night Northern Piedmont Emergency Net at 2000 Hrs), the tone access will be turned off to enable access for owners of older radios. NOTE: As of 2013-08-21 this repeater requires inbound CTCSS tone but does not send outbound CTCSS tone (other than what leaks through the filter); reprogram your radio for TONE but not TSQL (Tone squelch). See
story 152
for more details.

146.925 Repeater (WA4TFZ)
Covesville Tone: 151.4 Offset: -
The WA4TFZ repeater operating on 146.325/146.925 MHz is a local area repeater serving Charlottesville, southern Albemarle County, and Nelson County. This repeater is located on top of Heard Mountain in Covesville, south of Charlottesville. A PL Tone of 151.4 is required to use this machine.

146.895 Repeater (WA4TFZ)
Charlottesville Tone: 151.4 Offset: -
The WA4TFZ repeater operating on 146.295/146.895 is located on top of "Buck's Elbow" just to the west of Crozet in Albemarle County and serves Charlottesville, as well as other areas to the north and west into the Shenandoah valley. A PL Tone of 151.4 is required to use this machine.

224.760 Repeater (WA4TFZ)
Buck's Elbow Tone: 151.4 Offset: -
This repeater is also located on Buck's Elbow with the 146.895 WA4TFZ repeater. A PL Tone of 151.4 is required to use this machine.

444.250 Repeater (WA4TFZ)
Charlottesville Tone: 151.4 Offset: +
This repeater is located at the new Martha Jefferson Hospital on Pantops and has a "remote base" radio which allows 440 users to have access to other 2-meter repeaters and/or frequencies (when enabled). For further information on the remote base operation, please contact Ron Richey K4RKA.
DTMF tone commands for remote base operation

444.000 Repeater (WA4TFZ)
Charlottesville Tone: 151.4 Offset: +
This repeater is colocated at Marshall Manor with the 146.760 repeater and requires tone access using the CTCSS tone 151.4 Hz. During the AARC's two public nets (the Monday night info net at 1900 Hrs and the Thursday night Northern Piedmont Emergency Net at 2000 Hrs), the tone access will be turned off and this repeater will be linked to the 146.760 repeater.

145.490 Repeater (K4CQ)
Amherst Tone: 136.5 Offset: -

53.23 Repeater (WW4GW)
Buckingham Tone: 110.9 Offset: - 1mHz

146.790 Repeater (WW4GW)
Buckingham Tone: 110.9 Offset: -

444.950 Repeater (WW4GW)
Buckingham Tone: 110.9 Offset: +

145.450 Repeater (K4DND)
Charlottesville Tone: DCS 411 Offset: -
This repeater is located at the new Martha Jefferson Hospital on Pantops.

146.730 Repeater (K4DND) IRLP Node 4703.
Charlottesville Tone: 151.4 Offset: -
This repeater is located on Carter's Mountain with an antenna at 186 feet. It is currently being tested for coverage. Starting January 2013, the Northern Piedmont Emergency Net will be meeting at its usual Thursday night 8PM time on this repeater. Note that this repeater is often left IRLP linked in to the East Coast Reflector. If you have local traffic, send DTMF 73 to unlink and send DTMF 9050 to re-establish the link. http://www.albemarleradio.org/node/133

442.075 Repeater (KF4UCI)
Charlottesville Tone: 151.4 Offset: +

147.120 Repeater (W4CUL)
Culpeper Tone: 146.2 Offset: +
http://w4cul.com/repeater.htm
Tone is used intermittently.

224.180 Repeater (K3VB)
Culpeper No Tone Offset: -
Offset -1.6 MHz
http://w4cul.com/repeater.htm

224.180 Repeater (WA1ZMS)
Rustburg Tone: 100.0 Offset: -

146.955 Repeater
Farmville Tone: 136.5
Repeater is located on the water tower just north of the Farmville city limits

145.170 Repeater (W4FCO)
Fluvanna Tone: 151.4 Offset: -

147.090 Repeater (N4TZE)
Goochland No Tone Offset: +

147.270 Repeater (WB4IKL)
Goochland Tone: 203.5 Offset: +

442.800 Repeater (KB4MIC)
Goochland Tone: 203.5 Offset: +

53.01 Repeater (KI4ZR)
Lexington No Tone Offset: - 1 mHz

147.330 Repeater (KI4ZR)
Lexington No Tone Offset: +
This repeater, along with the 444.150, is used for ARES/RACES statewide linking

444.150 Repeater (KI4ZR)
Lexington No Tone Offset: +

444.500 Repeater
Lynchburg Tone: 136.5 Offset: +

147.195 Repeater (WA4RTS)
Lynchburg Tone: 136.5 Offset: +

146.685 Repeater (WA1ZMS)
Rustburg Tone: 100.0 Offset: -

442.650 Repeater (WA1ZMS)
Rustburg Tone: 100.0 Offset: +

444.000 Repeater (N4TZE)
Rustburg Tone: 203.5 Offset: +

443.800 Repeater
Rustburg Tone: 100.0 Offset: +

147.075 Repeater (W4PNT)
Waynesboro Tone: NONE Offset: +
The W4PNT repeater is located on top of Bear Den in the Blue Ridge Mountains between Waynesboro and Crozet. It is sponsored by the Waynesboro Repeater Association of Virginia. http://www.qsl.net/wrav/
Frequent users are encouraged to support this group and this machine.

444.550 Repeater
Wintergreen Tone: 136.5 Offset: +

444.400 Repeater, Elmer KF4UCI, Gordonsville Airport, CTCSS 151.4Hz, +5.000Mhz?
http://www.gordonsvilleairport.org/id3.html

146.880 W4RAT Richmond -0.600MHz CTCSS: 74.4Hz

K4MRA 145.130Mhz -0.600Mhz 131.8Hz MARA Massanutten Peak
Rough coordinates: 38.39389 -78.77056, 3100 feet ASL
Note that height is suspect as it is over 200ft above highest peak and is higher than the commercial transmitters registered there.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/valleyhams/568etDfEfKU/hGE9BdVoMzkJ

Repeater Operating Practices

  1. Monitor the repeater to become familiar with any peculiarities in its operation. This is a good suggestion but don't be afraid to jump in and "get your feet wet" and enjoy the fun.
  2. To initiate a contact, simply indicate that you are on frequency. For example, "This is KC4TIU monitoring." Or, "This is KC4TIU listening." It is very likely that you will get a return call.
  3. Identify legally. You must identify at the termination of your transmission and at least once each ten minutes. This includes when you access the repeater for TIME, or just "kerchunking"-which is not a desirable practice and in fact is illegal operation. Also, the practice of keying the repeater, without identifying, after a QSO has terminated to show a final acknowledgement is illegal as well.
  4. In calling another station, it is conventional to state the station to be called first, then your call, e.g., "KC4TTM, this is KC4TIU calling."
  5. Pause for the courtesy beep after each transmission. This allows someone with emergency traffic; or someone wishing to make a call on the repeater; or other operators wishing to enter the exchange to be heard.
  6. When you have an emergency and need to use the repeater, and it is in use, wait for a pause between exchanges and then use the pro-words "BREAK BREAK" and identify yourself. The other stations should acknowledge and stand by for you to complete your emergency transmission. On the repeater, the word "BREAK" should NOT be used to just enter into the conversation.
  7. When you wish to join an ongoing conversation, wait for the pause between exchanges and then say, {your call}-"KC4TIU" or {your suffix}--"TIU". Then wait for one of the other stations to acknowledge you.
  8. Keep your transmissions short and thoughtful, especially during the morning, noon, and evening drive times when more operators may need to use the repeater.
  9. Remember- Our club has several 2-meter repeaters. If one repeater is active and you need to contact someone, or you expect someone to contact you, try the other repeater. With the new rigs having scan capabilities it is easy to monitor several frequencies at the "same" time. The Club also has a repeaters on 449.000/444.000 and 449.250/444.250. Choosing a simplex frequency among friends has gained some popularity. That practice frees-up the repeaters as well as making your conversation a bit more private-like.
  10. If your conversation is going to be long and the other station is within direct contact range--go to a simplex frequency. It is "more" like a private conversation than what the repeater produces. That also permits other stations, who require the repeater to make a contact, to make a connection.
  11. Use the minimum amount of power necessary to maintain communications. However, you deserve to have a clear communication. If possible, don't subject your contact to a noisy transmission if you can clear it up with a little more power. Some communications are marginal only because one operator likes to use the absolute minimum power.
  12. Don't break into a contact unless you have something to add. You wouldn't walk down a street and just enter into a group's conversation just because you heard them say something that reminded you of a "cute" story.
  13. Respond to calls for assistance or just conversation. Our repeater is known as a friendly repeater. Let's keep it that way.

Sites:

Note: I have created a new node http://www.albemarleradio.org/node/200/ which is a directory where files specific to each repeater will go. It is supposed to show up at http://www.albemarleradio.org/repeaters/ but doesn't yet. These files will have microformat markup so that repeater information can automatically be extracted. - AK4OL