The Richardson Wireless Club operates a few repeaters on 2m/70cm. These repeaters are open for use by any licensed amateur radio operator.
|147.120||110.9||+||FM Analog, Allstar Link|
|443.375||110.9||+||FM Analog, Allstar Link|
|444.725||+||C4FM Digital, WIRES-X|
Allstar connections to these repeaters should come through our Allstar hub, 47841. This hub connects K5RWK VHF primary and backup repeater sites. When connecting to our repeaters through Allstar, please use this hub address instead of the individual node addresses.
Our Yaesu Fusion C4FM UHF repeater is linked to WIRES-X. The node number is 30372. Our WIRES-X connectivity allows an operator to link to any other WIRES-X station or reflector through the internet. So long as the repeater is not in use, feel free to link it to other nodes. It will return to its default configuration after a period of inactivity. Or, feel free to join us through WIRES-X.
Talking on a repeater can be a lot of fun. In addition to regular voice communications, there are a few extra features our 147.12 VHF repeater has.
Echo Test (Parrot mode)
The VHF repeater has an echo test mode that can be enabled using DTMF tones. To use this functionality:
- Send DTMF tone *511 and release the PTT button
- Wait for the repeater to play a flat tone
- Quickly key up and talk for a few (<10) seconds.
- Release your PTT
- The repeater should then replay your voice
Find yourself somewhere in North DFW with no way to quickly find out the distance between the Earth and the Moon, but have an FM VHF radio handy? Never fear, there is a Google Assistant listening. Call in on the VHF repeater asking “OK Google…” and Google just might answer.