Repeaters/APRS/Digital

Bay County Repeaters:


Call Freq Offset Tone Mode Sponsor Note Status
W4RYZ; 145.210  Minus  100 FM/Fusion  PCARC 100 Hz tone also on the output  On
AC4QB 145.330  Minus  100 FM  AC4QB  On
KF4JMM 145.075  Plus  None FM  KF4JMM  ?
KF4JMM; 146.745  Minus  100 FM  KF4JMM  ?
KE4FD 146.940  Minus FM/Fusion  K4LIX 100 Hz tone also on the output  Off for now
KK4TAD 146.880  Minus DV-DSTAR  BCECOMM  Off for now
KK4TAD 444.850  Plus DV-DSTAR  BCECOMM  Off for now
KF4JMM 444.825  Plus  103.5 FM  KF4JMM  ?
AC4QB 53.050  Minus  None FM  AC4QB On
KK4IQW 144.905 DV-DSTAR  K4GXV  Hotspot  Off for now
? 444.175 +5 100 FM  SARNET  State-wide  On


WIRES-X Node: 146.595 (details below)  Off the air due to Hurricane Michael damage

DSTAR Hotspot: 144.905 (details below) Off the air due to Hurricane Michael damage. Expected back in March 2019.

Bay County Simplex: 146.565 FM

APRS:

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) operates in the Bay County Area on 144.390 FM. See this map for reports.  There is information on APRS at findu.com and this site.



The Statewide Amateur Radio Network (SARnet) is a network of linked UHF voice repeaters that serves the State of Florida. The repeaters are operated by their local trustees and the network that connects them together does not interfere with the local use of the repeaters. These UHF repeaters were specifically chosen in part because the voice traffic on them is light. This helps ensure that long conversations and rag-chews are rare on SARnet since any SARnet traffic brings up ALL of the repeaters on the network. See https://www.sarnetfl.com/ for more info.

DMR:

The TGIF DMR Network hosts a talk group TG 850 Florida Panhandle Rag Chew.  This is is an informal DMR talk group where local hams in the Florida Panhandle between Tallahassee and Pensacola (area code 850) can gather, hang out, and fellowship. All other hams are welcome, too, of course!

Packet Radio:

Packet Radio has started up again here in Bay County, Florida. Bob KK4DIV has a Bulletin Board System BBS at his home in Lynn Haven. The frequency is 145.050 on 2 Meter FM.  Connect to KK4DIV-1 for the BBS. Also, check out the chat server at KK4DIV-2. An introduction to Packet Radio is here.

DSTAR: (Off for now)

Here are some notes about DSTAR in Bay County which includes the KK4IQW Hotspot and the KK4TAD repeater.

The KK4IQW hot spot (Off for now) is available to everyone with D-Star capability.  The
hotspot allows you to connect to reflectors and repeaters via the internet.
Please use it and enjoy.

FREQUENCY:       144.9050 MHz

CALL SIGN:      KK4IQW

DSTAR Users use your call in "mycall" and "KK4IQW C"/"KK4IQW G" in rpt1/rpt2. Note DSTAR Users must be registered to properly use the gateway.

Remember conversations on the hot spot are heard on any connected reflector
or repeater.  It is ok to disconnect the hot spot if you are having a
lengthy qso on 144.905.

All station antennas (vhf/uhf and hf) are disconnected while we are gone for
a long time and thunderstorms are forecast during our absence.  Also, they
are disconnected when storms are currently in the local area. Otherwise, the
hot spot should be operating 24/7.

The KK4TAD Repeater (Off for Now) is operational for local use but is not hooked to the internet at this time

146.8800  KK4TAD C node

444.8500  KK4TAD B node

DSTAR Users use your call in "mycall" and "KK4TAD B"/"KK4TAD G" in rpt1/rpt2 for 146.880.and your call in "mycall" and "KK4TAD C"/"KK4TAD G" in rpt1/rpt2 for 444.8500.

Questions can be directed to 

Victor B. Johnson, Jr., K4GXV