North Carolina Packet

NCPACKET.net is presently a non-incorporated group in North Carolina. NCPACKET is building a social-network using hobbyist owned and operated data links. We are using packet-radio over ham-radio.

It is the intention of the founders of this organization that hams in North Carolina and surrounding states will construct a Terrestrial Amateur Radio Packet Network, or TARPN which allows for multi-state email exchange, live chat, and post&comment social interaction, across the entire region, and will completely avoid data traffic to and from commercial networks.

Mission Statement:


 

 


We have a groups.io email reflector for NCPACKET North Corolina (and nearby) participants. This email reflector is about building a TARPN-based social network in and near North Carolina. Please subscribe if you are in or within a couple of counties of North Carolina and wish to participate.

 

 


Off The Grid

Our separation from commercial networks will require manual cut and paste by a ham-in-the-middle for any traffic which bridges the divide. Our participants and group members will enforce this requirement and will absolutely not do station remote control (of the packet station) via commercial means or perform automatic relaying of our content into commercial networks, including via VPNs. Everybody you meet on the network will be actually on the Amateur Radio network. All links of data into and out of our network will be by ham-in-the-middle. Our networks will depend on Amateur Radio Operator controlled infrastructure, including HF, VHF, UHF, microwave and wired links. We insist on separation from commercial networks and any other Amateur network which does not insist on separation from commercial networks. Any bridge to commercial networks (or other merged networks) must be by ham-in-the-middle manual cut and paste.
No Internet required. No Internet desired.

Why Off The Grid?

It has been shown (to the founders) that packet networks which combine Amatuer Radio with Internet do not attract or promote Amateur Radio operation. By cutting off the Internet connection we're forcing any station, who wants access to our group and our network features, to do the work required to gain an Amateur Radio connection to the network. While this will discourage some potential Internet users, it has been shown to increase the amount of Amateur Radio participation involved in the network's operation.

Why TARPN?

TARPN has a very usable installation package which gives access to the powerful G8BPQ suite of tools with almost no learning or effort. They have decent instructions and plans for hardware, including cabinetry. TARPN is a colaberative group (which many NCPACKET people should participate in) which creates new solutions to make setting up a sophisticated, multi-radio, high performance, Amateur Radio packet switch easy, and inexpensive, for anybody.

What about Winlink and ARES and MARS?

There are many ways to use ham radio. Most of them can co-exist in the same community. Winlink is a system for connecting remote radio hams to an Internet email address, and for creating a common Internet email presence which can be accessed by hams from the Internet and from ham radio using various packet radio schemes. Winlink does not specifically create a vhf/uhf packet radio network, or create a resource for training new digital networking technologists. TARPNs are not particularly useful for Winlink and also don't compete for resources, much. A single ham can do both a TARPN and be part of WinLink. Just don't share the data back and forth except by cut and paste.

Amateur Radio Emergency Services : ARES can use a TARPN. It may not be what they'd have designed, but if we have a state-wide TARPN, they may become interested. Let's find out. Warning:: Some organizations, in support of emergency preparedness, will pre-position club-owned or county-financed packet radio equipment including networking capability. It has been the experience of some of our membership that government financed equipment often times is a dampener to Ham financial involvement. Please do not ask for funding to build a TARPN. TARPNs are supposed to be fun. That they could become critical in times of emergency is just what Amateur Radio does. It's not a reason for us to become non-amateur.

MARS: Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society located around Charlotte, has one of the few over-the-air packet networks in North Carolina, and it has been continuously running since the 90s. The idea for using Raspberry PIs and TNC-PIs together with G8BPQ to create packet network nodes (which led to the creation of TARPN!) was presented to the TARPN founders by MARS members. We have nothing but appreciation for the hard work members of MARS have put in to keep their system updated and operational. That said, the scheme they have been using since the early 2000s may be counter productive if the goal is to get more people using and practicing Amateur Radio packet. I think the goal of MARS is to maintain a capability to do messaging using Internet, with a fallback to packet radio. The TARPN is not compatible with the MARS packet radio projects so long as they automatically tie-in to commercial networks. However, there are plenty of radio resources and hams to permit both to coexist. I'd like to think that if we get big enough across the state that the members of MARS will join us, hopefully without having to dismantle what they've maintained all these years.

How do we build the NCPACKET network?

There are two paths to take, depending on what TARPN nodes exist in your area. If there are any TARPN nodes, make contact with the operators and see if they can find a way to get a link to you. A link requires a pair of radios and TNCs, but we're on a pay-it-forward model mostly. Anybody who already has a TARPN node will probably be eager to add new links, within limits.

If you are not in range of an existing TARPN node, consider building a couple of your own, even if just to run across your hamshack. The cost of building 2 nodes on the bench are right around $200. Getting them on the air to span a distance is where the expense lies because it takes antennas and coax. It's all fun, and the unique TARPN-specific equipment is all resellable. The TNC-PI we're mostly using comes as a the easiest soldered-kit known to man, for $48 or so, and once assembled is easily re-sold if you decide this was a bad direction to go.

If you can create a new TARPN network which is geographically separated from the existing networks, you'll also create a vacuum which will attract new node developers. This is a very good thing. It is quite fun and rewarding to be the key-stone to finally get two disparate networks to be connected.

Check out the shopping list.

Repeater Sites?

Almost anybody doing packet radio in the mountains is going to quickly turn to the idea of repeater sites. Some of the people we'll attract to the hobby won't be 2-way radio/repeater professionals (no kidding, right?). Click here for information about how to coexist with repeater sites.

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NCPacket news

North Carolina Network Status as of Nov 17, 2019:
  • Nov 17, 2019
    • BOBS and TADD are now linked on 438.025. BOBS is working on his new 6m antenna to fix the BOBS to DAVE link
    • KILMER and FIN 927.2 link is working now.
    • ANOIA node will need some work soon. The tree in which his packet antenna is hung has died and removing the tree will require relocating the node hardware.
    • TADD and DOUG are linked using the NinoTNC-A0 and that's working about 10x as fast as the TNC-PI with Kenwood radios
  • Nov 9, 2019
    • ERECH and GREG are both back on the air this weekend.
    • DAN:K4FD amd BOBS:W4TTX have joined our netework.
    • BOBS is in north Raleigh and is linked into DAVE on 51.14. He's having some RFI issues so it's still a work in progress.
    • DAN is in Fearington, part of Pittsboro NC, and is linked to FFVC. Dan is interested in linking to people around him using several SD125 data radios he bought from Jim WB2LHP in Michigan.
    • KEN node is intermittent. Work required.
    • IAN is now connected to ANOIA and FFVC.
    • ANOIA node will need some work soon. The tree in which his packet antenna is hung has died and removing the tree will require relocating the node hardware.
  • Sept 29, 2019
    • IAN is linked to ANOIA -- IAN to ADRO coming soon
  • Sept 24, 2019
    • We had a pretty rotten summer with the divided network.
    • Several links went fallow with the 4-month long split of the network.
    • The good news is that due to the work of half a dozen hams, including Billy's eagle-eye slingshot work, TADD node now has a 70' high antenna providing a link to FFVC, so our Capital District Network is back together!
    • ADRO node is off the air, temporarily
    • ERECH node and GREG node are both off the air, but neither has anounced quits so hopefully will be back.
    • KEN node is intermittent. Work required.
    • ADAM node has called it quits.
    • The good news: BOBR:W4GIA and IAN:KC2BNX have joined us.
    • Bob:W4TTX is almost ready.
    • IAN will pick up ADRO and maybe ANOIA as well with a 3 link UHF-only node
  • May 6, 2019
    • The good news is that we now have two substantial networks in North Carolina. The bad news is that they are both half the size of what we had when we had only one network!
    • VON node is gone, and due to a lack of redundancy, the network is split. AI4WV is moving to Chapel Hill. VON will return at a new location but we're now short a Durham to Raleigh link!
    • We have two possible new nodes coming in the next month or so that might link the two network fragments. Testing will tell!
    • SKIP node is returned.
    • MARKDM to ANOIA link is suffering.
    • ANOIA to ADRO is back up but needs adjusting. A signal generator and scope will need to come for a visit.
    • We've given up on the ANOIA 22 element beam project. We couldn't get the signal levels to be even as good as the high omni.
    • DAVID node is off temporarily. DAVID:N4DBZ joined the network a month ago with a temporary antenna. He's creating a new outdoor antenna setup.
  • Apr 25, 2019
    • SKIP node is still off.
    • MARKDM to ANOIA link is suffering.
    • ANOIA to ADRO is back up but needs adjusting. A signal generator and scope will need to come for a visit.
    • The plan for ANOIA is to add a 22-element yagi array to link to MARKDM, then use the high 2m omni for another future link
    • VON node is going away in a few weeks. AI4WV is moving to Chapel Hill. VON will return at a new location but we're now short a Durham to Raleigh link!
    • DAVID node is off temporarily. DAVID:N4DBZ joined the network a month ago with a temporary antenna. He's creating a new outdoor antenna setup.
  • Apr 6, 2019
    • ERECH node is now linked to AARONL.
  • Mar 21, 2019
    • AARONL node link to TADD is back up.
    • DAVID:K4DBZ-2 is now up, linked to AARONL.
  • Mar 19, 2019
    • ANOIA to ADRO down because of a TNC-PI i2c reset?.
  • Feb 25, 2019
    • SKIP node is removed from service to be rebuilt. It will come back as a 4-port node.
    • MARKDM to ANOIA link is suffering.
    • W4EIP and KM4JRH are now linked.
    • KEVIN link moved to TILL node.
    • AARONL node link to TADD broken. New coax for Tadd site shortly.
  • Jan 31, 2019
    • DANIEL to AARONJ link is now on its new frequency and tuned up very well.
    • W4EIP and KM4JRH are still looking at antennas to do their link.
    • FIN to KEVIN link is now excellent.
  • Jan 27, 2019
    • TADD-AARONL is now running PAR SM50 Moxon beams and the link is up to 10% NB and 2% Southbound.
    • DANIEL to AARONJ link is barely scratching by now. AARONJ needs some adjustments we think.
      However, we're about to move that link from 145.75 to 147.585 to avoid some ham project in Clayton that we didn't interfere with back when DANIEL yagi was facing west.
    • W4EIP and KM4JRH are still looking at antennas to do their link.
    • KEVIN:K4KDE node is now up. FIN to KEVIN link needs improvement. Work in progress
  • Jan 14, 2019
    • TADD-AARONL link still not working great. We ordered a pair of Moxon beams, one for each end. Maybe fix it this coming weekend?
    • FIN-AARONJ just needed adjustment and is working well again.
    • W4EIP and KM4JRH are working on antennas to do their link.
    • AARONJ:KF4EZU to DANIEL is working well now. AARONJ is now a 3 port FIN modbox
  • Jan 2, 2019
    • TADD-AARONL link isn't working very well. We need a mid-site maybe or better antenna at one end.
    • TILL is now linked to KILMER KM4JRH node. The plan is that Mark will do a link to FIN on 927 and also a 2m link to W4EIP.
      W4EIP and KM4JRH are working on antennas to do their link.
    • FIN-AARONJ is also not working well.
      AARONJ:KF4EZU added a 2m port to try AARONJ to DANIEL instead.
  • December 6, 2018
    • KN4ORB, Aaron, joined us with a 6m link to TADD. Aaron has an Austinantennas GP52 1/4 wave antenna hanging in a tree at 50 feet.
    • K4DSP, Doug, decided not to proceed. Mark KM4JRH is taking over his link to TILL. The plan is that Mark will do the link to FIN on 927 and also a 2m link to W4EIP.
    • W4EIP and KM4JRH are working on antennas to do their link.
  • November 26, 2018
    • KEN:AC4RD is back in the network via DANIEL but the FIN-DANIEL link is not working well. There is some possibility that RF noise ingress is bugging the link.
    • K4DSP, Doug, is running a demo node off of TILL node. If all goes well, that will become a 927mhz link from FIN to HALL:K4DSP.
  • November 11, 2018
    • MARKDM is working pretty well though we'll want to address this by Spring when leaves come back
    • DAVE:W4EIP and DANIEL:AG4DB are in the network.
    • W1KES is not in the network anymore.
    • GREG is looking to link to either KN4ORB or KM4IFU. Hopefully by Christmas
    • KEN node will be testing against DANIEL real soon.
    • ADAM is back in the network.
  • September 24, 2018
    • ADRO to ANOIA is back up
    • ANOIA has a 147.555 radio on the omni now, to link to MARKDM:KN4BTI, and 144.45 is linking to SKIP via a 4-element yagi
    • MARKDM is now on the air though link quality wasn't great. We'll try a different radio in a week.
    • SNELL is moving to Fuque Varina. He's actually in range of KK4QMB.
    • TILL to TADD is moving from 2m to 900Mhz. This will free up the 5-el 2m yagis at both sites for future links
  • August 18, 2018
    • DOUG to GREG is up
    • ADRO to ANOIA died. We don't know why yet. It's a good thing we now have ANOIA - SKIP - CHRIS - FFVC - ADRO as a backup.
  • July 26, 2018
    • CHRIS-to-SKIP is up on 441.025
  • July 19, 2018
    • CHRIS node is up with 1 link. Link CHRIS-to-SKIP may happen.
    • GREG was up and testing. Hopefully he'll be back. GREG links to DOUG.
    • DOUG node is on. He'll be linking to GREG
    • ADAM KM4DLS is off, hopefully for not very long.
    • We're working on nodes at GREG, DANIEL, MARK, KEVIN, SCRCCO.
    • There is thunder in the west. People are talking about starting one or more TARPN hatchlings in High Point through Boone.
  • June 9, 2018
    • ADRO is back
    • TILL now has 3 links, to FIN, VON and TADD
    • DOUG node is on. He'll be linking to GREG
    • ADRO site antenna is back up.
    • AC4RD:KEN is disconnected -- foliage killed the link. DANIEL node will serve in the middle when it comes on.
  • March 31, 2018
    • SCOTT off the air. Hasn't come back
    • GREG temporarily off the air.
    • VON is linked to TILL
    • ADRO site having antenna problems for a couple of weeks. Expected back after RARSfest.
    • AC4RD:KEN is on the network connected to TADD.
  • January 12, 2018
    • VON to TADD moved to 433.7Mhz
    • TADD to GREG added on 144.41
  • October 15, 2017
    • ADAM node is connected to FFVC node on 433.
    • SCOTT node temporarily offline due to in-house remodeling work
  • July 09, 2017
    • ANOIA is now linked to SNELL on 6m.
    • We're planning to replace VON to TADD with 433Mhz.
  • June 17, 2017
    • SCOTT node is up with 3 radios on 4 ports. 50.97 is linked to FFVC, and 145.75 is linked to SNELL.
    • I've decided that multipath is a big problem when working with Omni vertical antennas. The link from VON to TADD and VON to FIN on 2m were both plagued with multipath. Now I think the problem is that there is a water tower just hundreds of feet away from VON node and the path from the VON antenna up to the water tower and over to FIN or TADD is as good as the non reflected path. Our solution is going to be to move VON to TADD to a pair of 10 element beams on 433Mhz. That should fix it.
  • March 27, 2017
    • SKIP node is up with two ports. 144Mhz to ANOIA and 51Mhz to BRYAN
  • March 25, 2017
    • ANOIA node is up with two ports, 440Mhz to ADRO, and 145Mhz to SKIP
    • FIN and TILL link is now at 7% or so.
    • SCOTT node is coming soon. That will link into FFVC and bring SNELL back in the network.
  • March 5, 2017
    • K4RGN, TILL, has a new dual band corner reflector beam aimed at FIN. This improved the situation. We're at 15% retry rate now and working on a radio replacement, aiming at < 5% retry rate.
    • JENRET is off permanently. W4JSK:SCOTT node, coming soon, will take over the link to SNELL
    • FIN to AARONJ is working mighty well now. FIN bought a 4-element yagi to link to AARONJ and this made a big difference. Aaron KF4EZU did some work on the 6m radio at his end as well.
    • HANK node is going off the air. FFVC is now directly linked to VON node. HANK equipment will end up in another node shortly.
    • ANOIA:KW4KZ is still coming soon. Chuck has his GP15 up 80' in a tree and has tested it by talking directly to Billy KE4VNC on 2m. He also was able to talk to FFVC and easily hear ADRO. The plan is to tie ADRO to ANOIA on 440, and SKIP to ANOIA on 2m. Then ANOIA may use 6m to talk west, possibly to KJ4OLI in Efland.
    • John, N4RMV, is looking to establish a node in Archer's Lodge, Johnston County. Billy KE4VNC is working with him on antennas.
  • October 22, 2016
    • TILL node got a new antenna. This should improve the FIN to TILL 440 link.
    • FIN node got a new antenna for 6m FIN to AARONJ link, but that didn't help it enough. So Fin, NC4FG, got an even better 6m antenna. 4 element Arrow 6m yagi. Not up yet.
    • W4AUV. Dale, said he'd have a node if somebody wants to help with it. Dale's site would make a great midpoint and alternate path to the now weak AARONJ to FIN link. The idea is to link Dale with AARONJ on 2m and TILL on 70cm.
    • KA2DEW put up a node at work called FFVC:KA2DEW-3 in RTP. That is linked to ADRO and to HANK.
    • DAVIS is off the air entirely. Charlie says he'll be back but he's repairing antennas on his tower.
    • ANOIA:KW4KZ is completely assembled except for stringing a tree. It turns out that node cannot talk to SNELL but it can talk to SKIP and ADRO. We're going to link them up.
    • VON to FIN never worked very well so we moved it to VON to TADD.
    • FIN 2m can now be used to expand, hopefully we can get a station in Cary to link to FIN
    • JENRET node, maintained by ka2dew, is off the air, maybe due to stress-broken coax. The run was hanging in free space for quite a distance. Bad
  • June 5, 2016
    • TILL node is up.
    • ANOIA:KW4KZ node is coming soon.
    • We're going to delete the 440 link from SKIP to ADRO and instead put CHUCK in the middle.
    • DAVIS to BILLY link is off the air, temporarily. WA3UTC:DAVIS took a lightning hit. It didn't hurt packet, but Charlie, WA3UTC, borrowed the packet node's coax to restore HF functionality
    • ANOIA:KW4KZ is also in range of SNELL so that may give us a complete loop.
  • March 29, 2016
    • KF4EZU:AARONJ node is up. FIN to KF4EZU:AARONJ on 50.99 horizontal and AARONJ to BILLY on 431.1 vertical, soon to be horizontal. Welcome Aaron!
  • March 20, 2016
    • Billy started working on a new plan for his link to FIN. The 6m link from BILLY to FIN has been unreliable. The new plan involves getting a new site AARONJ:KF4EZU-2 on the air at Knightdale. Welcome Aaron. The 6m link moves from BILLY to FIN over to AARONJ to FIN. AARONJ to BILLY is short range and can be done on 440. Hopefully that will be running in March. However, for much of January and February the BILLY site was completely off-line, breaking the network into two pieces. As of Feb 29th, BILLY is back up in the old capacity of linking to FIN and to DAVIS.
    • SAM:KM4WUF joined us with a 440 link to TADD. Welcome Sam!
    • VON:AI4WV - name Steve - joined us with a 2m link to FIN. Welcome Steve!.
    • HANK node is on-the-air linked into VON. Welcome Hank!
    • KEITH:W1KES joined us with a 2m link to ADRO. Welcome Keith. Keith is working with Chuck KW4KZ north-west of Durham, to do a 6m link between the two.
    • We have lost ERECH and BRYAN, at least for the moment.
  • Oct 11, 2015
    • Adding 4th port to ADRO to support KEITH node. JOE, KEITH, DOUG, CHUCK testing simplex paths and acquiring parts.
    • WILSON acquiring parts. ADRO node rebuilt into Skip-box.
  • Oct 1, 2015
    • FIN to BILLY now reliable due to change of frequency and away from a noise emitter on 6m and improved antenna and RF susceptibility on both ends.
    • FIN to TADD now moved to 220 to eliminate in-band interference at TADD. This frees up the 2m rig at FIN.
    • As soon as we can we're moving the 2m link ADRO to DAVIS to 144.31 from 144.35. 144.35 is apparently co-opted for a Chinese satellite uplink.
  • Aug 30, 2015
    • Added FIN site. Link from TADD to BILLY replaced by TADD to FIN and FIN to BILLY
    • THEDON is up but we stole his 2m link at BILLY and will be moving THEDON over to 440 with BILLY or with DAVIS.
    • SCOTT and JEFF are now on-line but BRYAN got hit by lightning. That should be back on shortly. The lightning probably came in via the landline Internet provider and killed many items connected to the Ethernet including the HF rig and the Raspberry PI.
    • We're working on links west from ADRO and SNELL to eventually make a loop of the network, providing decent robustness. Dave, W4VU has a node up west of Burlington that will hopefully be connected as part of the western plan.
    • Everybody on the list below has acquired Raspberry PI and TNC-PIs so they can connect to our network. Some are working on antennas, others waiting for a neighbor to tie into.

North Carolina TARPN Nodes:

site neighbor freq quality radio antenna miles

TADD:KA2DEWNorth RaleighApril 2014
FIN 222.32 working Kenwood TM3530horizontal yagi3
FFVC144.31workingIcom IC2100 F-22A omni @ 70ft10
BOBS 438.025working Kenwood TK805 10 el horz yagi1
TILL 927.3 intermittentKenwood TM981 7 el loop yagi1.5
DOUG 147.555excellent
@9600baud
Kenwood TM221 Diamond A144S5 horz yagi1.1
AARONL51.12workingVertex FTL-1011PAR SM50 Moxon
horz yagi in tree
6

BILLY:KE4VNCWendelSeptember 2014
AARONJ433.2 excellentKenwood TK862 10 el horizontal yagi6.4

ADRO:KV7D Blackwood NC
(near i40 and Chapel Hill/Hillsborough line)
January 2015
avail moving to 51.56future Vertex FTL1011GP15 vertical omnivariable
offline144.33 retries Kenwood TK760HGP15 vertical omni14
offline 446.05 offline Kenwood TK862GGP15 vertical omni9

SKIP:N6LUZnortheast Chapel HillMarch 2015
VON 446.025future Kenwood TK862GV2000A vert omni??
ANOIA144.45working Kenwood TK762HV2000A vert omni11.5
PAUL 51.58future Vertex FTL-1011V2000A vert omni??
CHRIS441.025workingKenwood TK805d11 el vertical yagi5

FIN:NC4FGnorth RaleighAugust 2015
TADD 222.32excellent Kenwood TM3530horizontal yagi 3
AARONJ 50.99excellent Vertex FTL1011horizontal 4 el Arrow yagi12.7
TILL 445.55excellent Kenwood TK862G5 el vert yagi 2
JOHN 144.37future Kenwood TK705d5 el vert yagi ?
KILMER927.2 working Kenwood TK981 5 el vert yagi 0.5

AARONJ:KF4EZUKnightdaleMarch 2016
FIN 50.99 workingVertex FTL-1011Horizontal Moxon 12.7
BILLY 433.2 excellentKenwood TK840Horizontal Diamond A430s106.4
DANIEL145.75working Kenwood TK762Vertical dipole5

K4RGN:TILLNorth RaleighJune 2016
FIN 445.55 excellentKenwood TK862GArrow corner reflector4.5
TADD 927.3 retries Kenwood TK9817 el vertical yagi0.6
KEVIN 144.47 working Kenwood TK7605 el Diamond yagi horizontal5.8

FFVC:KA2DEWResearch Triangle ParkOctober 2016
CHRIS446.975working Kenwood TK862GComet GP15 omni 3.4
IAN 443.7 excellentKenwood TK805dDiamond A430s10 vertical7
TADD 144.31 working Kenwood TK762GDiamond A144s10 vertical10
DAN 147.585working Kenwood TK760HComet GP15 omni 14.5

ANOIA:KW4KZEno TownshipNovember 2016
MARKDM147.555intermittentKenwood TK760 Comet GP15 omni vertical15
IAN1 446.05 working Kenwood TK862 Comet GP15 omni vertical19
SKIP 144.45 working Kenwood TK762H 4 element vertical yagi12
avail 50.99 future Vertex FTL-1011Comet GP15 omni vertical??

DOUG:N3LTVnorth RaleighMay, 2018
TADD147.555excellent
@9600baud
Tait 8105Diamond A144S5
attic horz yagi
1.2
GREG144.33workingKenwood TK762GDiamond A144S5
attic horz yagi
2.4
DAVE433.25workingMaxon SD125homebrew attic yagi0.5
BOBR425.15workingKenwood TK805dhomebrew attic yagi0.9

CHRIS:KK4VBEsouth DurhamJuly, 2018
FFVC446.975workingKenwood TK862Ghome-made 1/4 wave attic3.4
SKIP441.025workingKenwood TK862G6 element vertical yagi5

GREG:N4IPOnorth RaleighJuly, 2018
DOUG144.33off?Kenwood TK862GDiamond A144S53
open433.3 futureKenwood TK805dDiamond A430S103

MARKDM:KN4BTIMebaneSeptember, 2018
ANOIA147.555workingTK760HVert Hygain 5-el15

DANIEL:AG4DBeast RaleighNovember, 2018
KEN 51.18 workingVertex FTL-1011Horz Maxon9
AARONJ145.75workingKenwood TK762Vert HyGain 5-el5

DAVE:W4EIPnorth RaleighNovember, 2018
DOUG 433.25workingKenwood TK805dvertical corner reflector0.5
KILMER144.45workingKenwood TK762Hvertical omni in tree4
BOBS 51.14testingVertex FTL-10111/4wv ground plane in tree2

KEN:AC4RDsouthwest RaleighApril 2018
DBURT144.43futureIcom IC2100 Vert HyGain 5-el5
DANIEL51.18workingVertex FTL-1011Horz 3 el yagi 9

AARONL:KN4ORBnorth RaleighDecember 2018
TADD51.12workingVertex FTL-1011PAR SM50 horz
moxon in tree
6
DAVID144.43workingKenwood TK762Hhorizontal omni9
ERECH145.61offlineKenwood TK760Hvertical yagi2

KILMER:KM4JRHnorthwest RaleighDecember 2018
DAVE 144.45working Kenwood TK760Hvertical yagi4
FIN 927.2 working Kenwood TK981 vertical yagi 0.6

KEVIN:K4KDERaleighJanuary 2019
TILL144.47intermittentKenwood TK760H ? Diamond horz yagi5.8

DAVID:K4DBZGrissomMarch 2019
AARONL144.43workingKenwood TK762horizontal yagi9

ERECH:KM4IFUGrissomApril 2019
AARONL145.61offlineKenwood TK762Hvertical yagi2

BOBR:W4GIAN. RaleighJune 2019
DOUG 425.15 excellentKenwood TK805dhomebrew horz attic yagi2

IAN:KC2BNXMorrisvilleJuly 2019
FFVC 433.7 excellentKenwood TK805dvertical attic yagi4
ANOIA446.05workingKenwood TK863Gvertical attic yagi19
ADRO 440.05futureKenwood TK762Hvertical yagi15

BOBS:W4GIAN. RaleighOctober 2019
DAVE51.14offlineVertex FTL-1011Comet GP-152
TADD438.025excellentKenwood TK840Comet GP-151

DAN:K4FDN. RaleighOctober 2019
FFVC147.585workingYeasu FDM2900Comet GP-514.5
DAN2??experimentalMaxon SD125U2??0 ~

JOHN:N8ZUDowntown RaleighNovember 2019
FIN144.37futureKenwood Tk762Hattic J-pole4.5

Frequencies in use or planned in our network.
See TARPN FAQ freqs for packet for info about available frequencies.
6 meter band 50.99 FIN to AARONJ 13 miles 4-el horz to moxon
51.12 TADD to AARONL6 miles horizontal moxons
51.14 BOBS to DAVE3 miles vertical omnis
51.16 unusedunused
51.18 KEN to DANIEL9 miles horizontal yagis
51.56 WILSON to ADROvertical something to GP15
51.58 SKIP to PAUL16 miles, vertical GP15s
2 meter band 144.31 Greensboro area - DX spotting??
144.31 FFVC to TADDvertical omnis
144.33 ADRO to DAN high omni to 4-el vertical yagi
144.33 DOUG to GREG 3 miles, horizontal indoor yagis
144.35 Chinese Satellite 144.35
144.37 FIN to JOHN?? miles, vertical yagi to indoor Jpole
144.39 A.P.R.S. digipeaters
144.43 KEN to DBURT??vertical yagis, 5 miles
144.43 AARONL to DAVID vertical yagis, 9 miles
144.45 SKIP to ANOIA vert 20' omni to 4 el yagi
144.45 KILMER to DAVE vertical omnis, 3.6 miles
144.47 TILL to KEVINhorizontal
144.91 unusedunused
145.01 claimed by NC ARES
145.03 claimed by NC ARES
145.05 claimed by NC ARES
145.07 claimed by NC ARES
145.09 claimed by NC ARES -- used in Johnston CO
145.51 unused unused
145.53 unused unused
145.55 unused unused
145.57 unused unused
145.59 unused unused
145.61 AARONL to ERECHvertical omni to yagi 2.3 miles
145.63 unused unused
145.65 unused unused
145.67 unused unused
145.69 unused unused
145.73 unused unused
145.75 Used in Clayton N4JDL
145.77 auto-Morse-ID heard in north Raleigh July2015
145.79 too close to International Space Station freq.
147.495unused
147.525Avoid near Burlington -- this freq used for simplex
147.555TADD to DOUG 1.1 miles, horizontal yagis
147.555MARKDM to ANOIA 15 miles, vertical yagi to vertical omni
147.585DANIEL to AARONJ5 miles, vertical yagi to vertical omni
147.585DAN to FFVC 14.5 miles, vertical omni to vertical omni
1.25m band 222.30 222.0->222.3 is weak signal portion of the band
222.32 TADD to FIN 3 miles, 20' horz yagis
70cm band 425.15 DOUG to BOBR 1 mile with home-made attic yagis
433.2 AARONJ to BILLY 6.7 miles 24' horz 10el yagi to 10el yagi
433.25 DAVE to DOUG 1 miles vertical corner reflectors
433.3 unused
433.7 IAN1 to FFVC 4 miles 40' vert yagi to attic yagi
433.75 unused
438.025BOBS to TADD 1 miles, 20' GP15 to 10 el yagi
440.000unused
440.025unused
440.050ADRO to IAN1 15.6 miles 70' vert omni to attic 10-el yagi
440.100unused
441.025SKIP to CHRIS 5 miles, 20' vert 11 yagi to attic 6 yagi
441.050unused
441.075unused
445.45 unused
445.525unused ??
445.55 FIN to TILL 3 miles, 20' 5 el yagi to 20' corner reflector
445.575unused ??
445.600unused ??
446.025unused 5 el vertical yagi @35'
446.05 ANOIA to IAN1 19 miles, 70' vert to attic 10-el yagi
446.075PAUL to KEN 3 miles, vertical omni to vertical yagi
446.125SKIP to ??? vertical V2000 triband
446.975CHRIS to FFVC vertical omnis
449.975unused
33cm band 927.2 KILMER to FIN0.6 miles, vertical yagis
927.3 TADD to TILL0.7 miles, vertical yagis
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