Valley Center CERT  Valley Center ARC

 

 

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About Valley Center Amateur Radio Club

The Valley Center Amateur Radio Club meets the second Tuesday of the month starting at 1900 hours (7:00pm) at the LDS Church in Valley Center. The church is located at 14826 Fruitvale Road, Valley Center. Occasionally, the Club will meet on a Saturday instead of Tuesday when special events such as T-hunts, antenna building, and similar activities take place. Please see the Calendar and Upcoming Events page for dates, events, and locations.

Standards and Protocols used by Valley Center ARC

Communications Protocols

Valley Center ARC operates two digital/analog (Yaesu Fusion) repeaters on Palomar Mountain and covers much of San Diego area, including Escondido, Valley Center, LaJolla Reservation, Pala Reservation and, of course, Palomar Mountain. They are at an altutide of 5600 feet.

The frequency and PL of the 2 meter repeater is as follows:

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

The frequency and PL of the 70 centimeter repeater is as follows:

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

The 2 meter SIMPLEX frequency used is:

146.235 MHz


DC Power Connector Protocols

Valley Center ARC has adopted the standard Anderson PowerPole power connector protocol used by ARES, RACES, ACS, and California OES which is based on the EMC204 DC Connectors Standard. We are keeping with this standard to insure compatability throughout our organization as well as others. The original OES/ACS Information Bulletin from 1999 can be downloaded HERE.

A PowerPoint presentation on using the Anderson PowerPole system can be found HERE and a PDF summary can be downloaded HERE.

We are continuing to establish our protocols will be placed here as they are developed.