Frequencies: ARES®

The Official VHF FM EMCOMM repeater for all of the East Central GA ARES® District:  146.64 MHz with Echolink node 73883 (-600 KHz, 71.9 tone) except for a weather emergency, in which case tune to 145.49 (-600, 71.9 tone)

  • Tune to this frequency (or connect Echolink node 73883) whenever an emergency, except for weather, is impending or actually in progress.
  • All ARES® personnel should tune to this frequency or Echolink node when deploying to their assigned duty stations, especially hospitals.

D-STAR

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 $399.00.  K4BR will program this radio for you.

The ID-4100A and the 4100A Deluxe ($429) are also available.

There are currently five D-STAR repeaters in the CSRA with 3 more planned: one in Augusta, one in Waynesboro and one in Beech Island, SC.

  1. 444.1 (+5 MHz Tx offset) Waynesboro – GA – Combination FM & D-STAR repeater.  Coverage area ≈ 40 miles
  2. 145.23 (-600KHz Tx offset) Waynesboro, GA – Combination FM & D-STAR repeater.  Coverage area ≈ Waynesboro only.
  3. 145.16 (-600 Tx offset) Aiken, SC – D-STAR only repeater.  Coverage area ≈ 50 miles
  4. 443.4125 (+5 MHz Tx offset) Aiken, SC – D-STAR only repeater.  Coverage area ≈ 45 miles
  5. 145.08 (+1.00 MHz Tx offset) Appling, GA – D-STAR only repeater.  Coverage area is unknown

Skywarn repeaters:  145.49 MHz and 146.64

  • (-600 KHz transmitter offset; 71.9 sub-audible access tone required for either)
  • The purpose of a Skywarn Net is to report certain weather conditions to the Columbia, SC office of the National Weather Service
  • The 146.64 repeater 5 miles north of Waynesboro is an official ARES® EMCOMM repeater.
  • 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