Repeaters in the local area
W5SFA club-owned repeaters
|Bellville - 2M - FM Analog Only||145.410/-||100||W5SFA||Linked to Bellville 70cm C4FM Repeater. Rx 275' TX 275', 575' MSL|
|Bellville - 70CM - C4FM DIGITAL Only||444.875/+||Not Applicable||W5SFA||Linked to Bellville 2m Analog Repeater. Use DG-ID 00. RX 240' TX 208' 575' MSL|
|Bellville - 2M D-Star||146.930/-||W5SFA||RX 240' TX 200' (New D- Star gateway W5SFA) - In progress|
|Bellville - 70CM D-Star||440.700+||W5SFA||RX 240' TX 260' (New D- Star gateway W5SFA) - In progress|
|Columbus - 2M (C4FM) Auto||147.14/+||103.5||W5SFA||Currently unlinked. 200' AGL, 548' MSL|
|Houston - 2M FM||146.96/-||103.5||W5SFA/R||Downtown Houston. 579' AGL, 623' MSL|
The Bellville 2m and 70cm repeaters have been reconfigured. The 2m repeater (145.410Mhz) is now analog FM only, and the 70cm repeater (444.875 Mhz) is now C4FM Digital only. However, the repeaters are linked together, so Digital users on UHF and talk to Analog users on VHF and vice-versa.
Use of our D-STAR repeater does not require registration to talk locally (although you must have a D-STAR radio!). However for you to be heard over a reflector or by a linked repeater then registration is required by the network.
The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club accepts registration on its D-STAR repeater in the Austin County tower in Bellville, using the club’s callsign of W5SFA. Please note that registration on this repeater is limited to residents of Austin County and its surrounding counties (i.e., your ULS listing must be an address in Austin, Washington, Colorado, Fayette or Waller County. Out-of-area registrations will be rejected.
The D-STAR registration page is here, and instructions for registering can be found here. Note that registrations must be manually approved and may take a few days. If any questions, contact the repeater administrator at info <at> w5sfa <dot> org.
146.930 (-0.6 MHz) W5SFA C Tower Location: 29 deg, 58 min, 49 seconds (north) -96 deg 15 min, 59 seconds (west)
Current linking information and last heard status can be found on the repeater's DPLUS Dashboard.
Washingron County ARC Repeaters (Brenham)
|Brenham - 2M||147.260/+||103.5||W5AUM||Blinn water tower (by Fire training ctr.) NEW! Digital Mode C4FM|
|Brenham - 2M||145.390/-||103.5||W5AUM||NEW! Digital Mode C4FM - C4 not used|
|Brenham - 70CM||443.250/+||103.5||W5AUM||NEW! Digital Mode C4FM - C4 not used|
Giddings and Elgin area (290 North) repeaters
|Giddings - 2M||147.220/+||114.8||NE5DX/R||Owner Lee|
|Elgin - 2M||145.270/-||none|
Hwy 71 North (Fayette County) repeaters
|LaGrange - 2M||146.800/-||none|
|Smithville - 2M||145.350/-||114.8|
|Bastrop - 70CM||443.75/+||none|
Katy Area (West I-10; Ft. Bend, Harris, Waller)
|Katy KARS - 2M||147.200/+||141.3||KT5TX||At West I-10 Fire Station|
|Katy - 70CM||442.350/+||?||WD8RZA||Dave Scott|