The Jonas Ridge repeater (444.625 MHz) was placed in-service Sunday April 14th. It is now linked full-time with the other repeaters in the system. From 4300′ ASL, the Jonas Ridge site boasts mobile coverage from Blowing Rock, NC to Spartanburg, SC. If you’re on Facebook, check out some photos of the install at https://www.facebook.com/groups/292527826285
Work to update and improve the nchears.org website continues. The template has been changed and the “About Us” section has been updated.
I will post info here as parts of the website are added/updated. Please check back often.
The nightly 9:30 net will resume Monday April 8th.
If you’re in range of the NC HEARS or VA 3Dog System, feel free to check-in. EchoLink node 8092 will also be available for net check-ins.
The PL tone for the Richburg, SC site is now 110.9.
The NC HEARS website will soon be updated with a new layout, to include additional information about:
- History and system overview page, including info about each site & photos
- Use guidelines of NC HEARS
- EchoLink info page (how-to guide, etc)
- Our on-demand connection with SC HEART
- A printable “pocket-guide” (.pdf) of system sites / frequencies / PLs
These additions / improvements will take some time, so please be patient.
Please also check out our linking partner to the north, the 3 Dog Repeater Group at http://discoverfinearts.com/3drg/
Also find our southern linking partner, SC HEART at http://scheart.us
Meanwhile if you have a specific question about NC HEARS, please send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight the York, SC site was brought online and added to the NCHEARS Linked system. Currently at this time the antenna height is at 340′ HAGL and will be moved to 480′ HAGL soon.
This map shows all the HEARS amateur radio repeaters.
Green w/ dot – ON AIR & LINKED (NC)
Green w/out dot – ON AIR, not linked (NC)
Teal w/ dot – ON AIR & LINKED (VA)
Teal w/out dot – ON AIR, not linked (VA)
Red – Temporarily OFF AIR
The link radios at Fisher Peak have been replaced and for the time being, we will be linking full-time to the 3 Dog Repeater group repeaters in Virginia.
We have some positive news, and a few new sites that we can’t wait to share with everyone, and will be doing just that once everything is solidified!
73’s Every one and Happy Holidays
Due to several issues with various repeaters, please discontinue the nightly net immediately. There are issues at several sites that could potentially cause either net control or others trying to check into the net to not be heard system wide.
We’re working on a plan to get everything back up and running the way it should. Once the sites are back to normal, we’ll resume some net activities. Thanks and extra thanks to those who have continued to help as net control.
The link radio for the Concord UHF (444.775 MHz) and VHF (147.210 MHz) repeaters is out-of-service. No ETA on repair, but as soon as it is known I will post it to the website.
Concord UHF & VHF will remain in stand-alone mode until the link radio can be repaired or replaced.
The Dallas repeater 444.225 will be out-of-service til further notice due to technical problems.