Other frequencies used by DeKalb ARES:
Alternate repeater = 146.76 MHz (-) 107.2 PL
Simplex operations = 146.46 MHz
We also encourage General Class licensees and above to check-in to the GA ARES net each Sunday at 22:00 GMT on 3.975 MHz LSB
The first Sunday of each month is designated at Emergency Power day when we like to have our members check-in using their emergency power supply to verify its performance. This test of our emergency power capability demonstrates our readiness to support our served agencies in a time of commercial power loss.
Also on the first Sunday, we check in to the Metro Atlanta ARES Net on the 145.43(-) (PL 107.2) repeater of the Cherokee County ARES. Hams from all over the Metro Atlanta area are invited to check in when their county is called.
DeKalb ARES repeater facilities courtesy of the Alford Memorial Radio Club
|Area ARES Frequencies||Freq||Notes||Enc/Dec*||ARES Net Schedule|
|Atlanta Skywarn (W4DOC)||146.820-||PL 146.2||ED||As Needed|
|Metro Atlanta ARES Net (WX4NWS)||145.430-||PL 107.2||ED||1st Sunday of Month at 1600 ET|
|City of Atlanta ARES (W4DOC)||146.820-||PL 146.2||ED||Monday 2000 ET|
|Gwinnett County ARES (W4GR)||147.075+||PL 82.5||ED||Monday 2030 ET|
|North Fulton County ARES (NF4GA)||147.060+||PL 100.0||E||Sunday 2030 ET|
|Clayton/Henry County ARES (KJ4KPY)||145.170-||PL 146.2||E||Monday 2100 ET|
|Rockdale County ARES (KF4GHF)||147.210+||PL 162.2||ED|
|Newton County ARES (WA4ASI)||146.925-||PL 88.5||ED||Thursday 2000 ET|
|Butts County ARES (WX4BCA)||147.285+||PL 131.8||E||Sunday 2130 UTC|
* Enc/Dec - E indicates PL encode is required for access. D indicates that the repeater transmits tone and Tone Squelch may be used.
Check out the internet connected Winlink RMS Packet Station (KJ4QFY-10) located at the DeKalb Fire/Rescue Headquarters building in Tucker, GA. We have Internet connectivity to allow handling message into/out of the worldwide e-mail system. If you have any question about how to set up your station, please contact Steve Garrison (n4tty at ARRL dot net) for assistance. It is NOW on 145.59 MHz and uses callsign KJ4QFY-10.
We have moved the operating frequency for the packet station from 145.03 to 145.59 to match the new area wide packet frequency assignment. This move will allow us to join with Gwinnett ARES to pass packet traffic.
For more information about how to build a J-Pole antenna you can go to this site: http://www.harfordemcomm.org/files/twinlead.pdf.