Tuesday, September 27, 2022

KD4OZI Information

North Carolina Repeaters Listing

The (mostly) complete North Carolina repeater list in a searchable format. This is for 2 meter and 440 mHz repeaters only, not including DMR repeaters.

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North Carolina Morning Net


3927 HF Start Time:  7:45 E.S.T.

"Look Who's Talking"

Let me know of any corrections that need to be made.  This all came about by the folks at the Waynesville Hamfest 3 years ago - they thought that it would be nice seeing the folks that they heard or talked with on the Morning net.  As you can see, I am way behind the times.

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Digital Mobile Radio

The DMR-MARC Worldwide Network

The DMR-MARC network is an all-digital group of over 200 MOTOTRBO DMR repeaters in 18 countries with over 65,000 users. They are all amateur radio operators, many of whom are Motorola Solutions employees, Motorola Service Station employees, dealers, system installers, and Motorola equipment aficionados.

All repeaters on their network are connected all the time. TRBO radios have great voice quality, great coverage, and extended battery life all in LESS THAN 1/3 the channel bandwidth of a traditional analog FM repeater with TWICE as many voice channels! Their mission is to offer you a reliable and scalable choice in connectivity: local, regional, national, and international. Isn't time you upgraded to digital radio's cutting edge?

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Automatic Packet Reporting System

Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) is an amateur radio-based system for real time tactical digital communications of information of immediate value in the local area. In addition, all such data is ingested into the APRS Internet System (APRS-IS) and distributed globally for ubiquitous and immediate access. Along with messages, alerts, announcements, and bulletins, the most visible aspect of APRS is its map display. Anyone may place any object or information on his or her map, and it is distributed to all maps of all users in the local RF network or monitoring the area via the Internet. Any station, radio, or object that has an attached GPS is automatically tracked. Other prominent map features are weather stations, alerts and objects and other map-related amateur radio volunteer activities including Search and Rescue and signal direction finding.

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KD4OZI – Paul Robinette

I was born and raised in Southeastern Ohio. After high school I went on to acquire an associate’s degree (electronics) from Ashland, Kentucky.  Then, in January of 1968 I went to work with International Business Machines (IBM) in the development lab in Lexington, Kentucky.  A couple of years later I was transferred to Austin, Texas.  (IBM also stands for “I’ve Been Moved”)


After 18 years I decided I wanted to get back closer to home (southeast coast region) and I managed to get transferred to Charlotte, North Carolina.  Once there, I bought a home in Midland, NC which put me about 12 miles from my work place.  I have really always preferred the Mountains, so when my youngest daughter married a Mountain Man, my grandson and daughter moved to their home over in the Asheville area. I then moved to my current locale, Fairview, to be nearer to the grandson and the new family.

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