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.
The new Google net calendar is up and running. If you click on the link that is on the right side of the website it will take you to the calendar. It shows you who the net control operator is for a particular night, and any other events that may be going on.
Stay tuned for other features soon.
Did you know NC HEARS is on Facebook? Click on the icon and it will take you to the Official Facebook page. Be sure to add the group and share it with your ham radio friends.
I’ve also started making some changes to the website. Those changes so far are;
1. New calendar added. Will be adding Net Control operators on the nights they are scheduled to call the 9:30 nightly net. The calendar will be available soon for everyone to see who’s calling the net on a certain night, or an event coming up. If you would like an event added to the calendar, please contact either KD4ADL, WG8E, or myself K4KGB.
2. NC HEARS is now mobile. You can view the page updates from your mobile phone browser. Works with the following mobile smartphones; Android, CUPCAKE, bada, blackberry 9800, blackberry9500, blackberry9520, blackberry9530, blackberry9550, dream, iPhone, iPod, incognito, s8000, webOS, webmate. So give it a try and see how you like it.
Other features are being planned and we’ll update as those become available.
Bearwallow Mtn 444.250 is again linked to the system.