We currently have two repeaters operating to serve the Upstate of South Carolina.
Repeater: 146.61 MHz ‘-’ offset Voice Repeater
Location: Atop Ceasars Head in Northern Greenville County
Input: 146.01 MHz
Echolink node: W4NYK-R
Repeater: 146.82 MHz ‘-’ offset Voice Repeater – AutoPatch Instructions Below
Location: Atop Paris Mountain in Greenville County
Input: 146.22 MHz
The 146.610 Coverage map: Click Here
AutoPatch instructions for the 146.820- MHz repeater
Here are the latest instructions for using the autopatch on the Paris Mt. 146.820 repeater. Only local (7-digit) numbers and the emergency 911 number are accessible.
STEP 1: Verify clear frequency and identify your station (“this is N4GAB”) and the number to be called. (for example, “I’m calling 345-6789”, or “I’m calling my residence”.
STEP 2: Disengage the IRLP link. Enter number 8 from your touch-tone pad. Listen for “Link Off” OFF”) If you are not calling your residence, you should give the number you are calling.
STEP 3: Enter the access code, (star) plus the telephone number in one complete string. You now have 3 minutes to talk before the autopatch is automatically timed out.
STEP 4: Listen for your party to answer. Let the called party know you are on the radio autopatch and that communications will be one direction at a time. You talk, OR they talk, not both at the same time.
STEP 5: After phone call is complete, enter the disconnect code of # (pound). Release the microphone and make sure the autopatch is disconnected.
STEP 6: Reset the IRLP link. Enter the number 9 from your touch-tone pad. Listen for “Link Set”
STEP 7: Identify your station and state that you have cleared the autopatch.
IF YOU CANNOT GET THE PATCH TO WORK, contact Ray K4SUG, or one of the BRARS board members and they will do their best to help you resolve any problems you are having with the patch.
- REMEMBER……UNIDENTIFIED TONES OR TRANSMISSIONS ARE FROWNED UPON BY THE FCC
- ALWAYS IDENTIFY, EVEN IF YOU ARE ONLY TESTING YOUR TONES OR TESTING THE REPEATER
- BETTER SAFE THAN SORRY…DON’T SET A BAD EXAMPLE!