Valley Center CERT  Valley Center ARC

 

 

Repeater, NET and Communications Protocol

The Valley Center ARC repeater is located on Palomar Mountain just north of Valley Center. Two digital/analog format (Fusion) repeaters cover a much larger area than their former location on Paradise Mountain. The coverage area includes Escondido, Valley Center, LaJolla Reservation, Pala Reservation and, of course, Palomar Mountain.

Our communications NET is held on Tuesday evening at 2000 hours (8:00 pm) using the VCARC repeater. The NET is open to everyone. You do not need to be a member of either Valley Center ARC or Valley Center CERT to participate. The frequencies and PL are as follows:

Receive frequency: 146.235 MHz
Offset: +
PL (CTCSS): 146.2 Hz


We also have a growing contingency of Winlink operators in Valley Center. To get involved with Winlink or learn more about it you can go directly to the Winlink site by clicking HERE. You may also download the Winlink Express software from that site. Additionally, you may go directly to the official Winlink Express download page.

Ed Sack, W3NRG, has put together several great documents including a "Getting Started on WinLink" paper and a WinLink PowerPoint presentation. Click the appropriate link to view and download.

To learn more or participate in the Valley Center Winlink group contact Gary, N6GLS (see the "Contact Us" page).

We have found the most effective RMS Direct stations which cover Valley Center are as follows:

STATION FREQUENCY OTHER
KG6HSQ-10
145.050 MHz
Simplex, NO PL
XE2BNC-13
146.700 MHz
- Offset, NO PL
KG6HSQ-13
146.700 MHz
- Offset, NO PL

There are others, but we can not easily reach them from Valley Center.


A number of the VCARC members are experimenting with the AREDN (Amateur Radio Data Network) communications mesh network. We will keep you posted as we expand the network. You can learn more about AREDN by clicking HERE to reach the site.


Other protocol information can be found on the VC ARC page.