The Official VHF FM EMCOMM repeater for all of the East Central GA ARES® District: 147.12 MHz
- (+600 KHz transmitter offset; no access tone needed)
- Tune to this frequency whenever an emergency is impending or actually in progress
- All ARES® personnel should tune to this frequency when deploying to their assigned duty stations
The official D-STAR reflector for all Georgia ARES® is 030B.
Georgia ARES® and the East Central GA ARES® District encourage all ARES® to invest in a D-STAR 50 watt mobile transceiver like the Icom ID-5100A or ID-4100.
Current price on the ID-5100 with free shipping and no sales tax is $489.00. K4BR will program either of these for you.
The ID-4100A ($389) and 4100A Deluxe ($429) are also available.
There are currently 4 D-STAR repeaters in the CSRA with 3 more planned: one in Augusta, one in Waynesboro and one in Beech Island, SC.
- 444.1 (+5 MHz Tx offset) Waynesboro – GA – Combination FM & D-STAR repeater. Coverage area ≈ 40 miles
- 145.23 (-600KHz Tx offset) Waynesboro, GA – Combination FM & D-STAR repeater. Coverage area to be determined. (Coming soon)
NOTE: re: the 2 Waynesboro repeaters: FM stations cannot hear or talk to D-STAR stations and vice versa.
- 145.16 (-600 Tx offset) Aiken, SC – D-STAR only repeater. Coverage area ≈ 50 miles
- 443.4125 (+5 MHz Tx offset) Aiken, SC – D-STAR only repeater. Coverage area ≈ 45 miles
- 145.08 (+1.00 MHz Tx offset) Appling, GA – D-STAR only repeater. Coverage area is unknown
Skywarn repeater: 145.49 MHz
- (-600 KHz transmitter offset; 71.9 sub-audible access tone required)
- The purpose of a Skywarn Net is to report certain weather conditions to the Columbia, SC office of the National Weather Service
- The 145.49 repeater is not an official ARES® EMCOMM repeater, but any emergency may be reported to the Skywarn Net when it’s active.
Coming soon: HF frequencies