KN4AQ's

Triangle Area Repeater List



The tables below list the VHF and UHF repeaters that can generally be worked from
somewhere around the Triangle (Raleigh / Durham / Cary / Chapel Hill) area of North Carolina,
and my comments about their coverage. I've thrown in a few fringe coverage machines,
and a few more distant, wide-area repeaters or vacation-destination machines as well. 

If you have a comment or correction on the information presented, or you can provide an e-mail address or link that should be included, drop me a line.  Gary KN4AQ

I strongly recommend all repeater users in the area join SERA (SouthEastern Repeater Association). You'll receive the quarterly Repeater Journal magazine, with its updated Repeater Index of all repeaters in the 8 SERA states, along with lots of articles, news and ads that you'll find useful and interesting. It's just $15/year, and you can join on their web site: www.sera.org.

Updated: November 15, 2011
just some list clean-up


 TRIANGLE TWO METER REPEATERS


Frequency Location
Callsign 
Tone
Notes
145.11 - Youngsville
KD4MYE
88.5

Kill Devil Hills
W4PCN
131.8
Good coverage of the Raleigh area and eastern Triangle. Spotty in the west.


This is a vacation repeater for Triangle area residents, one of the Outer Banks Repeater Association machines, located at Nag's Head/Kill Devil Hills.

145.13 - Raleigh
W4RNC 
82.5
2011. This RARS repeater is temporarily off the air. It was located on the DH Hill Library on the NSCU campus. We are in the process of moving it to a tower in the RTP, near I-40 and Davis Drive, and we expect to link it full-time to the RARS 146.64 machine.
145.15 - Greensboro
W4GSO 
100.0
I seem to be able to hit this repeater consistantly from by base station in Cary, and it gets into the western Triangle pretty well.  It's run by the Greensboro Amateur Radio Association
145.17 - Oxford
W4BAD
100.0
Linked to several other W4BAD repeaters including 145.37 in Durham, 443.175 Raleigh, 441.675 Roxboro, and 146.97 in Fancy Gap, VA.
145.19 - Raleigh
K4GWH
156.7 
 

Mt. Mitchell
KE4RQL

Located at about 290' on a tower near Strickland and Six Forks in Raleigh. You'll need 156.7 Hz PL.



I'm throwing this in because it's famous, the widest coverage repeater in the state, from the highest mountain east of the Mississippi.  (Actually, the repeater is on the next mountain over, Clingman's Peak, but everyone calls it the Mt. Mitchell repeater.)  You'll hear it in Raleigh during big band openings. Under typical NC band conditions, there is no problem between Mt. Mitchell and the Raleigh repeater. It's long-timer owner, WA4BVW, retired a few years ago and turned the repeater over to KE4RQL.

145.21- Raleigh
K4ITL
82.5
This wide area PCRN repeater is at 1200 feet up one of the WRAL TV towers. It used to be on 147.195, but had some co-channel problems there. Danny K4ITL shuffled some other PCRN repeaters around to make 145.21 work in Raleigh. This repeater is used and sponsored in part by the South Wake Amateur Radio Club.
145.23 - Chapel Hill
W4UNC 
107.2
Sponsored by OCRA (Orange County Radio Amateurs) , this local coverage machine is located on the UNC Hospital. Requires 107.2 PL.  It has an IRLP node attatched for OCRA club members.
145.25 - Greensboro
W4GG 
88.5
It's not in the Triangle, but this wide coverage repeater can be heard in the western Triangle area from its 1400 foot perch on the WFMY TV2 tower, near Level Cross NC.. You may need 88.5 PL. It's sponsored by the Guilford Amateur Society (GAS). 

Note that 145.25 is the video carrier frequency for cable channel 18, and in many areas you may hear some cable leakage that will appear as a dead carrier on 145.25.

145.27- Farmville
K4ROK 
131.8
Mobile coverage begins in the southeast Triangle area.
145.29- Nashville
WA4WPD 
107.2 
Sponsored by the Stony Creek Repeater Club .  Not audible here in Cary, but reaches the eastern fringes of the Triangle and "Triangle-East".  Full-time link with other Stony Creek R.A. repeaters.  Reported by Bert WA4TLI.
145.31-
Trenton
K4ITL
82.5 
A wide-coverage repeater on the PCRN network. I can start hitting this machine from Johnston County while mobile. It moved from 145.21 a few years ago (and 145.21 is now in use in Raleigh).
145.32-Burlington
AK4EG
D-STAR
D-STAR/Gateway coverage into the western Triangle area from Cane Mountain in south Alamance County. The only 2-Meter D-STAR repeater in the Triangle area. Note that this is on one those "in-between" channels that SERA is testing for narrow modes like D-STAR. See also: 444.8875
145.33-
Goldsboro 
K4JDR 
100.0 
This repeater is now part of the KD4RAA/K4JDR link system. It's the only VHF repeater on the system.
145.37 - Durham
W4BAD
100.0 
Linked to 145.17 in Oxford, 441.675 Roxboro, 443.175 Raleigh, and 146.97 in Fancy Gap, VA.
145.39- Youngsville 
WB4TQD 
82.5
This PCRN repeater has reappeared! Not real strong in the Cary area, so I'm not sure where it is, but it's back! (July 2012). This repeater has had a legendary history. For years, it was on 147.15, at about 1000' on a tower near Lake Wheeler. Old timers might remember it as being called "The Cary Repeater," and sort of the home of some Cary ARC members. It was eclipsed by the 146.88 machine long ago, changed frequency in a swap to get a new repeater up near Roanole Rapids (now on 147.15), was neglected for a long time, then off the air. Welcome back!
145.45 - Durham
WR4AGC
Sponsored by the Durham FM Assn. (DFMA) , this machine provides local coverage from atop the VA Hospital in Durham. You can hit it mobile from the higher spots in Raleigh.
145.49 -
Raleigh
K4ITL
82.5
This repeater now sports the call sign K4ITL (Danny Hampton), and is located near Capitol Blvd and Wake Forest Road, just north of downtown Raleigh. Coverage is good in Raleigh. HT coverage is spotty in Cary. Mobiles are spotty by Durham. This is the Wake County ARES backup repeater. Danny did a quick call sign swap following the surprise death of Frank Lynch W4FAL in 2012. The repeater began life as part of the Capital Amateur Radio Society. located on the tower at Capitol Blvd. and Wake Forest Rd. (inside the Beltline).  Trustee Billy Edwards K4BWC became a silent key in 2008. W4FAL took over as trustee of the memorial call sign W4BWC, and is still listed in the FCC database as trustee (July 2012). In 2011, Frank added a co-located UHF machine on 444.300 (now also signing K4ITL). 
146.52 National Simplex 146.52 is the National Simplex frequency.  Everyone should have it programmed in their radios. 

When you're driving down the highway and spot a car with an antenna and call letter plates, catch the driver's attention, and give the universal sign to go to 52 - hold up your hand with five fingers, then change to two fingers.  Be careful flashing those fingers - you may end up with a case of road rage rather than a pleasant contact as you mobile down the road!

146.61 Raleigh  off the air
WB4TOP 
131.8 
This repeater has been off the air for a couple of years, now, though it still shows up in the Repeater Journal Index. It had been operating from Wake Tech in south Raleigh, with limited coverage.
146.64 - Raleigh 
W4DW


Winston-Salem
W4NC
100 

"Six-Four" is the flagship repeater of the Raleigh Amateur Radio Society . The repeater is located at the 250' (350' HAAT) level of a tower owned by the state, near the NC State Fairgrounds.  The antenna pattern favors the southeast, with a deep null to the norrhwest. Mobile coverage extends east to I-95, but the null limits coverage in the RTP/Durham area.

RARS' co-channel neighbor on 146.64 is just 90 miles northwest. That's why the RARS repeater has a deep null in that direction.

146.670 - Burlington
K4EG
The Alamance Amateur Radio Club runs this repeater. It covers the western Triangle area pretty well.
146.685 - Grifton
W4NBR 
88.5 
This wide coverage machine covers the eastern Triangle area from its 1800' elevation on a TV tower near Grifton. It's part of the PCRN network. 
146.700 - Dunn
W4PEQ
82.5 PL

Danville, Va.
K4AU 
107.2 

This machine covers the southern Triangle, and can be worked mobile into Raleigh. 

The Dunn repeater shares the channel with a machine just across the Virginia line. Be careful from Raleigh that you're not keying up both of them.

146.730 - Raleigh off air
W4BWC
Fall 2005, off the air – this long-time Raleigh-area repeater was sponsored by Billy Edwards K4BWC, who became a silent key in 2008. Frank Lynch W4FAL, who became the trustee for W4BWC, decided that the area doesn't really need another two-meter repeater, and relinquished SERA coordination. (Frank became a Silent Key in 2012)
146.76 - Wilson
WA4WAR
131.8 
This medium/local repeater covers the eastern fringe of the Triangle, sponsored by the Wilson Amateur Radio Association.
146.775 - Raleigh
KD4RAA 
88.5 
Part of the KD4RAA Repeater Group .  It's on the air from about 350' up a tower west of the fairgrounds and requires 88.5 Hz tone.   The repeater is part of the IRLP , which allows users worldwide to link repeaters via the internet.


146.805- Louisburg
W4DCG 
118.8
The Tar River ARC holds the call sign, but their web site says the repeater os operated by the Tri County Repeater Club. The repeater is on the Channel 47 TV Tower east of  Louisburg.  It has pretty good coverage into the Triangle from up there, and I'm told it works well up I-95 to Roanoke Rapids. 
146.82 - Wilmington
N4ILM
88.5
OK, this is pretty far from the Triangle, but it's a favorite repeater during band openings and trips to the beach.  Operated by the Wilmington VHF Association , it's about 1700 feet up a TV tower in Winnabow, just southwest of Wilmington.  And it's part of the Piedmont Coastal Repeater Network .  You'll need 88.5 Hz PL to use this machine. It shares .82 with another wide coverage machine in Roaring Gap out in the mountains.
146.835-  Columbia
KX4NC 
131.8 
At 1200' up the UNC-TV tower in Columbia, the Columbia Emergency Repeater Association machine doesn't cover the Triangle, but it's wide coverage will serve you well on your trip to the Outer Banks.  You'll start hitting it just east of Rocky Mount.
146.85 - Goldsboro
K4CYP
88.54 
This is a medium coverage repeater operated by the Wayne County Amateur Radio Association that just tickles the southeastern fringe of the Triangle.  It's one of the  Possum Trot net repeaters.
146.88 -
Raleigh
WB4TQD 
At the 1400 foot level of the WRAL-TV tower, this is the flagship repeater of the Piedmont Coastal Repeater Network , which links repeaters across North Carolina and parts of Virginia, West Virginia and a bit of South Carolina.  The .88 machine is the primary SKYWARN repeater in the Raleigh area, and is frequently used by ARES.  It is also the home of the Piedmont Coastal Traffic Network (PCTN) , a local outlet for NTS traffic at 9 PM nightly.
146.91 - Fayetteville
K4MN
100.0
The Cape Fear ARS machine has medium coverage of Fayetteville, and fringe coverage of the southwest Triangle area (some people say Fayetteville is one corner of the Triangle).  It's another Possum Trot net repeater.
146.94 - Butner
WA4IZG
 

Outer Banks
W4PCN
131.8 

David WA4IZG sent me a note saying that the repeater is indeed in Butner, is carrier access, and is open to ARES use whenever needed.  It's been used by ARES and SKYWARN from time to time, and fills important territory. 

94 is also one of the main repeaters on the Outer Banks.  These repeaters rarely reach the Triangle area.  But if you travel to the Outer Banks beaches, you will want to follow this link to the Outer Banks Repeater Association and check out the extensive repeater network in the northeastern part of North Carolina.

146.97 - Benson
KD4BJD
This is a local coverage JARS machine in Benson, operating with an antenna atop the Mule City Feed Company's grain elevator, right down the street from the JARS Benson Hamfest Site...
146.985 -
Durham 
KB4WGA
156.7
Owner James Hicks K4JPE became a silent key in 2009. The frequency was recorrdinated to KB4WGA, who is rebuilding the repeater. As of March 2011, it's in local test mode. John says it hopes to have it back on a tower soon.
147.015 + Raleigh
KA0GMY
110.9
A 'backyard' repeater with local coverage in southeast Raleigh.
147.06 - South Boston, VA
KF4AGO
This one is for those heading for Kerr Lake.  It's on the PCRN , and has coverage almost all the way down to the Triangle.  Note it's "minus" offset - one of the few repeaters above 147 MHz to slide that way.  The input is 146.46, so you don't want to use "46" as a simplex channel in this area. There's a 147.06 "minus" repeater in Charlotte, too.
147.105 + Broadway
K4ITL 
82.5
High on the TV-40 tower northeast of Sanford, this repeater covers from the Triangle to near the South Carolina line along I-95. It's on the PCRN network. KB4RGC reports a sharp, deep null through his house in southeast Raleigh.
147.135+ Chapel Hill
K4ITL 
82.5
A PCRN repeater serving the western Triangle and out to about Ashboro from 1000 feet up the WUNC tower (right next to OCRA's 442.15 and 53.45 repeaters).
147.15 + Roanoke Rapids
82.5
Actaually closer to Brinkleyville, about 15 miles southeast of Roanoke Rapids.  It is on the PCRN link.
147.195 + Raleigh off air
K4ITL
82.5 
This repeater moved to 145.21 (in the same location, on the WRAL TV tower), and the frequency was relinquished.
147.225 + Hillsboro
WR4AGC
Have you seen that crowded tower just south of I-40, a mile or so east of I-85? The Durham FM Assn. (DFMA) machine acts like a wide-area repeater from this site, reaching from Raleigh to Greensboro, with the help of multiple receiver sites and a voting system. Open autopatch. 

This is the Triangle's home for the Possum Trot net .  Check in from "a little after six until little after seven" weekday mornings.

147.24+ Carthage
NC4ML
91.5 

Boydton, VA
KD4ZTK

You can hit this Moore County Amateur Radio Society machine from the southern end of the Triangle area (a little north of Sanford). It's coverage favors south and west.
 

Another weekender, covering Kerr Lake (but not the Triangle).

147.255+
Level Cross
K4ITL
82.5 
Huge coverage from 1550 feet AGL, with good mobile coverage from Apex to Statesville, and can reach into Raleigh and Clayton (as well as Morganton, Charlotte, and Mt. Airy) with some combination of higher power and elevation.  Danny K4ITL has built an incredible  PCRN machine here.  Triad SKYWARN 

In the Triangle area, you may have some adjacent-channel splatter from the JARS 147.27 repeater. You may also cause some splatter on that repeater.
147.27 + Johnston County
AK4H
The JARS repeater is actually a few feet inside Wake County, but we won't tell (oops, we just did). It's at the 850 foot level of the WRAL-TV tower, making it one of three two-meter machines on the WRAL towers). With antennas oriented to the southeast, the JARS blowtorch still covers the rest of the Triangle quite well. Could by the busiest repeater in the Triangle, though it's getting some competition from 145.21.  (See the note in the box above regarding the potential for adjacent channel interference to and from the 147.255 Level Cross 147.255 repeater).
147.315 + Rolesville
KF4HFQ 
88.5 
From 390 feet, this repeater has excellent coverage of the eastern Triangle all the way into the RTP.  Operated by the Franklin County Amateur Radio ClubUpdate: July 2012 - the club decided to activate the 88.5 tone requirement.
147.36 + Durham
NS4F
136.5 
This quiet machine has medium coverage from downtown Durham, workable from the high spots in Raleigh. The call sign used to be W4REG. Same owner, Reggie changed vanities.
147.375 + Graham
K4GWH
114.8 
This  machine covers the western Triangle and the high spots in Raleigh. You'll need 114.8 PL.
147.39 + Clayton
WB4IUY
88.5 
The Triangle East ARA repeater covers the southeastern Triangle and the high spots of Raleigh and Cary.
147.42 RARS Simplex

RARS purchased 147.42 in one of the recent spectrum auctions...  OK, I'm lying.  We don't own it.  But lots of RARS members have been discovering the joys, advantages and surprising range of simplex on the "official" RARS Simplex channel.  Next time a little repeater is too much, try simplex!
147.45
Wake County ARES Primary Simplex

Wake County ARES has designated 147.45 and 147.57 as primary and secondary simplex frequencies.   It's a good idea to program them in your radio.  Maybe program ALL the Wake ARES frequencies side-by-side.
146.88 145.49 (82.5)
444.300 (82.5)
146.64 147.45 147.57
Primary State EOC, SKYWARN Wake ARES Secondary
Wake ARES Backup
Wake EOC
ARES Primary
Wake ARES
Primary Simplex
Wake ARES
Secondary Simplex

147.57 Wake County ARES Secondary Simplex
 
TRIANGLE UHF REPEATERS
 
441.675Roxboro
W4BAD
100.0 
Not in the Repeater Journal's November 2010 Index, but it's on the air, linked to 145.37 Durham, 145.17 Oxford, 443.175 Raleigh, and 146.97 in Fancy Gap, VA.
441.725 Raleigh
K4JDR 
100.0 
This is the "hub" repeater for the KD4RAA/K4JDR linking system which has extended its reach well beyond the Triangle. It combines RF linking with multiple repeaters around the Triangle and networks reaching down east to Wilmington, and IRLP/Echolink with a variety of routine and on-demand links.  This hub machine is located on a tower just west of the fairgrounds in Raleigh.  Users are welcome to use this frequency if it provides the best coverage for their location.  This repeater has zero hang time (that is, the repeater's signal drops instantly when the user's signal drops). That's to facilitate being the linking hub. So you get nothing if you kerchunk it, which confuses new users. You can get a signal report from it — just punch *32 on your touch-tone pad (thanks KB4RGC).
441.95 Sanford  off air
KG4HG 
136.5 
In 2011, Rhett KB4HG replaced this repeater with a MotoTRBO digital machine on 442.8875. It had good coverage from the southern Triangle, south to about Southern Pines, from it's 300' high perch in Sanford.

442.075 Apex
KD4PBS 
114.8 
Wide coverage from 1200' up the Ch. 22 TV tower along 1010 Rd. in Apex.
442.125 Henderson  off air
KG4IWI 
88.5 
Sponsored by the Stony Creek Repeater Association .  Not audible here in Cary, but likely reaches the northern fringes of the Triangle.  Full-time link with other Stony Creek R.A. repeaters.  Reported by Bert WA4TLI, and still coordinated by SERA, but reported to be off the air for years as of March 2011.
442.15 Chapel Hill
W4UNC 
131.8 
OCRA’s mighty machine is a wide coverage UHF for the western Triangle, from the kilofoot level of the WUNC-TV tower west of Chapel Hill. 
442.2125Raleigh off air
KR4RAL
D-STAR
Planned for D-STAR in Raleigh, owned by K4ITL. The repeater has been on the WRAL tower for a few brief periods, but is down, with new hardware being bench tested as of March, 2011.
442.25McCain 
N1RIK 
107.2 
Bill N1RIK says this machine is near Southern Pines & Aberdeen at the highest point in Hoke County. It runs 50-watts to a DB-420 Antenna @ 132 ft. on top of a watertank next to the McCain Prison (352 Ft. HAAT). Linked to the KD4RAA/K4JDR full-time link system.  Bill also runs the 444.20 machine south of Sanford.
442.30
442.40
Youngsville
Zebulon
WB4IUY
100.0 
Listed in the Repeater Journal, but I haven't heard them on the air yet.
442.5125Raleigh
K4ITL
MotoTRBO
At the WRAL Studio tower on Western Blvd in Raleigh.
442.5375Chapel Hill
KR4RDU
D-STAR
KB4HG's D-STAR repeater, on the air from southwest Orange County, with a Gateway Internet link.
442.575 Raleigh
W4MLU 
94.8 
The Smith Chart Amateur Radio Society claims this repeater, 400 feet above average terrain at the WRAL-TV Studios on Western Blvd. Off the air much of 2011.
442.600Raleigh
KB4CTS
107.2 
P-25 Digital
A wide-coverage, analog and P-25 digital (dual-mode) repeater on the WRAL-TV tower.
442.675 Raleigh
W4ATC
100.0 
KD4RAA's "test bed" for repeater linking. January 2011, I see it linked to a UHF machine in Snow Camp (south of Burlington) on 443.450. Things change, so check the web site.
442.8625Greensboro
W4GSO
D-STAR
Greensboro Amateur Radio Association D-STAR digital repeater with Gateway. Coverage begins east of Burlington.
442.8875Sanford
K4ITL
MotoTRBO
442.950Raleigh
W4MLU
94.8 
Wide coverage Smith Chart ARS repeater near the top of one of the WRAL TV towers.
443.000
Goldsboro 
K4CYP
88.5  
Wayne County Amateur Radio Association repeater. Coverage reaches the southeast Triangle.
443.125
Raleigh
WA4NNA 
88.5 
Gene KG4ENL e-mailed me that he can hit this one just fine with his HT in north Raleigh (Litchford Rd. area).  So I kerchunked.... nothing in north Cary.  Then I opened my squelch, and there it was, just above the noise.  It's there, but fairly local.  It's linked to 224.78 near Eden (NC, not Garden of...).
443.175Raleigh
W4BAD
100.0
ID's that it's on the BBT building, downtown Raleigh. Linked to 145.37 Durham, 145.17 Oxford, 441.675 Roxboro, and 146.97 in Fancy Gap, VA.
443.200 Youngsville
KC4WDI 
88.5
Covers best northeast, but I can hit it from the high spots in Cary.
443.275  Rougemont
(Red Mountain)
NC4CD
100.0 
This machine fills a gap in northern Durham County.  Pretty good coverage to mobiles in northwest Raleigh from NC4CD’s machine on Red Mountain.
443.425 RTP   off the air
WA1YYN 
156.7 
This machine is now off the air. This is the site near I-40 and Page Road that RARS will be moving its 145.13 machine to. RARS expects to set up a UHF machine here, too — frequency to be determined.

443.475 Chapel Hill
W4UNC 
131.8 
OCRA ’s “local” UHF machine has good coverage from the top of the UNC Hospital, usable into Cary, and on hilltops in Raleigh. Seems to be linked to the 443.425 repeater.
443.450Snow Camp
KD4RAA
100 
Pretty good coverage into the western Triangle from this Cane Mountain site south of Burlington. In 2012 it moved from the KD4RAA link group to the KD4RAA/K4JDR full-time link system.
443.600 Burlington
K4EG
123.0 
John Webb WE4BB tells me that this is a repeater "intended for ARES use in times of crisis and emergency.  It is an OPEN machine and we are currently testing coverage, which westwardly, extends into Guilford County to about the I-85 & I-40 split. It seems to be covering Alamance County very well and overlapping into surrounding counties.  It's location is downtown Burlington near Fisher Street and Webb Avenue."  Operated by the Alamance Amateur Radio Club.  Should cover the western edge of the Triangle, but I'm not keying it from north Cary.
443.625 RTP /Raleigh
W4EUS
Formerly the Ericsson club machine in the RTP, until Ericsson closed up shop. In 2010-2011, it's been operating at the RARS 444.525 site while that machine has been out of service.
443.675Clayton
N4TCP
146.2 
Local coverage in Clayton. IRLP.
443.725 Graham
 off the air
K4GWH 
156.7 
The machine that gave the Graham Repeater Assn its name.  The network is down. This repeater is still listed in the Repeater Journal, but I haven'e heard it on the air in a while (as of January, 2011). For historical purposes, this is what the network consisted of:
444.225 (146.2) 443.725 (156.7) 442.050 (107.2) 443.425 (156.7) 444.825 (146.2
Greensboro off air Graham off air Efland off air RTP  off air Raleigh on air
444.000 Selma
N4HAJ
100.0
Part of the Down East linking system that can be connected to the KD4RAA/K4JDR network.
444.025
Smithfield
WX4NC
100.0
Linked to the KD4RAA/K4JDR full-time link system.
444.10 Durham 
WR4AGC
Durham FM Assn. (DFMA)’s local machine covers the western Triangle pretty well from the VA Hospital (right across the street from Duke University Medical Center).  Open autopatch, and a VHF remote base.
444.15 Clayton 
K4JDR 
100.0 
Linked to the KD4RAA/K4JDR full-time link system
444.20Johnsonville 
N1RIK 
179.9 
Local coverage between Sanford and Fayetteville. Bill N1RIK says the repeater runs 30-watts to a Hustler G6-440 Antenna @ 45 ft. sticking out the top of a tree (207 Ft. HAAT). Linked to the KD4RAA/K4JDR full-time link system.  Bill also runs the 442.25 machine south of Aberdeen.
444.300Raleigh 
K4ITL 
82.5 
This repeater got a quick callsign change in 2012 following the untimely passing of owner Frank Lynch W4FAL. It's now in the hands of Danny Hampton K4ITL. The repeater is co-located with the two-meter repeater (145.49) on a tower near Capitol Blvd and Wake Forest Rd, just north of downtown Raleigh. Coverage is good in the city. HT coverage is spotty in Cary, and mobiles are gone before they get to Durham.
444.325
Holly Springs 
KF4AUF 
100.0 
Linked to the KD4RAA/K4JDR full-time link system
444.350Burlington
WB4IKY
107.2 
Coverage into the western Triangle.
444.375 Henderson
KB4WGA
100.0 
John KB4WGA reports this machine is up about 250', with its antenna favoring northeast toward Kerr Lake.  It should cover the northern fringe of the Triangle, and you might hit it from the higher spots in north Raleigh.  Alas, I can't kerchunk it from the big base station in Cary.  It had been part of the KD4RAA/K4JDR full-time link system 
444.450 Hillsborough
WR4AGC 
100.0 
This  DFMA repeater is on the same tower as the DFMA's 147.225 repeater, just south of I-40, east of the I-85 merge.   It's listed as 100 Hz tone, but I've keyed it up carrier access.
444.475Cary
KB4CTS
107.2 
 Good local coverage from Cary. Used to be P-25 capable, but just analog FM now. See 442.600 for P-25 capability.
444.525 Raleigh off air
W4RNC 
82.5 
RARS’ UHF near Strickland and Six-Forks in north Raleigh. It's been off the air for a few years, waiting for some service. We hope to have it  back up in 2012. Meanwhile, the W4EUS 443.625 (88.5) repeater is on the antenna at that site, and open to all.
444.55 Coats
K4JDR
100.0 


444.60 Oxford
NO4EL
Chris KC4WXA reports his repeater is on the air from Oxford.  I can't hit it from my home in north Cary, but I did hear it ID.  Chris says a good mobile can reach it from Durham.
444.650 Middlesex  off air
KG4EDW 
100 
Pretty wide coverage from 800 feet up the WRDU tower near the eastern edge of Wake County.  Mobiles can hit it in Cary, and east past Tarboro. Linked to KD4RAA's "test bed" for repeater linking. (July 2012 - seems to have been off the air for a while).
444.675 Raleigh  off air
KD4RAA 
100.0 
Jaunary 2011 - this repeater appears to be off the air.
444.70 Rocky Mount
N4JEH 
Sponsored by the Stony Creek Repeater Association .  Not audible here in Cary, but likely reaches the eastern fringes of the Triangle and "Triangle-East".  Full-time link with other Stony Creek R.A. repeaters.  Reported by Bert WA4TLI.
444.775 Cary
K4JDR 
100.0 
Near downtown Cary .  Part of the KD4RAA/K4JDR full-time link system , with autopatch and IRLP dial-up access on all repeaters.   Most of the repeaters use 100 Hz tone.

444.825 Raleigh
K4GWH 
146.2 
Formerly the eastern terminus of the defunct Graham Repeater Assn. linked system, this is the last of those repeaters still on the air. It's on the tower at Strickland and Old Lead Mine (everybody thinks that’s where the RARS repeaters were, but it isn't).  It's up about 250 feet. Co-located with 145.19.

444.875  Wendell
KD4RAA 
100.0 
The Wendel port for the  KD4RAA/K4JDR link system.

444.8875Burlington
AK4EG
D-STAR
D-STAR/Gateway coverage into the western Triangle area from Cane Mountain in south Alamance County.  Note that this is on one those "in-between" channels that SERA is testing for narrow modes like D-STAR. See also:145.32 MHz.
444.925  Durham
KB4WGA
94.8 PL
March 2011 update: John KB4WGA reports that his repeater is back on the air after a year-long rebuild. Tone changed from 100 to 94.8.. Backup power will last for weeks. It will again be part of the KD4RAA/K4JDR full-time link system , but isn't connected to the link yet (and still isn't in July 2012). It's up 500 feet, and seems to be working very well.

444.950 Rolesville
KG4HFQ 
88.5 
This  Franklin County ARC had been silent for several years, but in July 2012, I began hearing it on the air again. Welcome back!
444.975 Castalia
N4JEH 
107.2 
Sponsored by the Stony Creek Repeater Association .  Not audible here in Cary, but likely reaches the northeast Triangle.  Full-time link with other Stony Creek R.A. repeaters.  Reported by Bert WA4TLI.
446.0 National Simplex This is the "146.52" of UHF, but it's not nearly as busy as its two-meter counterpart.  Sometimes I think this must be the "National Crossband Repeat" channel... the rest of the UHF bandplan remains a mystery to most UHF operators (hint: download my bandplan chart !)
 
TRIANGLE 6 Meter REPEATERS
These repeaters all use a -1MHz offset.  There are several competing band plans for Six Meters.  SERA recognizes two offsets (see the SERA web site for details).  All of them are in use in various places around the country, and with Six Meters subject to sporadic E propagation, you can hear most anything in the Triangle when the band is open.
 
Frequency Location
Callsign 
Tone
Notes - all repeaters listed have minus 1 MHz offsets, per the SERA band plan. Note that 6 Meters is prone to skip propagation ("Sporadic" E-Layer skip in the late Spring, and F-2 skip anytime during the peak of a sunspot cycle. So you can hear signals from thousands of miles away. Other parts of the country use different channels and repeater offsets (with minus 500 kHz being the most common).
52.525
Nationwide
The six-meter national simplex channel.  Band openings on six can make this frequency come alive.The odd choice of frequency is a legacy from the distant past - the rest of six meters uses 20 kHz channel spacing on the odd number frequencies.
53.03 Raleigh
K4ITL
Located near Lake Wheeler in south Raleigh.  Pretty good coverage, but doesn't match Danny's 2 Meter machines (yet).
53.37 Youngsville
KD4MYE
88.5 
Co-located on Roger's tower near Youngsville with his other repeaters.  Pretty good coverage of the eastern Triangle, and I've worked it with spotty mobile coverage from Chapel Hill and west of Durham.
53.45 Chapel Hill
W4UNC 
107.2 
OCRA ’s Six Meter machine is at the 1000 foot level of the WUNC-TV tower southwest of Chapel Hill. Performance is compromised some by its single dipole antenna that's a little too close to the tower structure (wtih a null to the south). My mobile signal from Cary was noisy at 5 watts, but solid at 35 watts. With TV channels 4 (on the tower) and 2 (in Greensboro) off the air (they moved to UHF when they went digital), some of the noise that plagued the receiver is gone. Gathering coverage and performance info as the repeater returned in mid-February 2011 after a long absence.
 
TRIANGLE 1.25 Meter REPEATERS
 
Frequency Location
Callsign 
Tone
Notes - When Danny K4ITL announced that a new PCRN 220 repeater was on the air from way up in the air in Raleigh, I figured it was time to add 220 to this web page.  I was surprised at how many repeaters there really are in the Triangle area. 
224.16 Raleigh
K4ITL
Raleigh's first (and only) wide coverage 220 machine is on the air from "a very high location on the Auburn towers" says a slightly circumspect K4ITL.  It uses separate transmit and receive antennas. The transmit antenna is pretty much omnidirectional, but the receive antenna has a tower null to the southeast. Part of  the Piedmont Coastal Repeater Network.
224.22 Louisburg
KD4CPV
Co-located with the 146.805 machine on the Channel 47 TV Tower near Louisburg.  Good coverage into north Raleigh, and the higher spots into Cary.
224.26 Hillsborough
WA4WTX
Co-located with the DFMA 147.225 repeater, just off I-40 a few miles east of I-85.
224.54 Mt. Mitchell
WA4BVW
Well, gee... I put the two meter Mt. Mitchell in the chart, but not the six meter or 70 cm repeaters.  I guess I just want to encourage 220 operation. .
224.58 Rocky Mount
KR4AA
Also on the Channel 47 TV Tower near Louisburg, but a little lower than 224.22.  Similar coverage.
224.64 Raleigh
off air.

W4RNC
Lightning destroyed the old R ARS' 220 machine. We haven't seen enough interest to replace it. Anyone want to chip in? Contact KN4AQ.
224.70 Coats
K4JDR
88.5 
K4JDR reports that this machine is running 18 watts from 315 feet in the Benson/Coats area, sponsored by the Tri-County Repeater Group.  Coverage is good in the southern Triangle area and far to the south and east.  Downtown Raleigh to Cary is on the fringe of mobile coverage.  Ron says the antenna is shadowed to the northwest and northeast by some big microwave horns.
224.72 Trenton
WA4DAN
91.5 
Eastern NC has had wide-coverage 220 for years, between this repeater (at 1000 feet on the same tower as the 145.21 PCRN machine) and the Grifton and Rocky Mt. repeaters.  Like it's two meter sibling, it tickles the southeast Triangle unless the band is open a bit.
224.84 Grifton
WA4DAN
Another wide-coverage repeater, co-located with the 146.685 machine.  This also covers the eastern Triangle under normal band conditions.
224.88 Cary
W4JYV
88.5 
Good area coverage from a 180 foot tower in north Cary.
 
TRIANGLE 33cm REPEATERS
 
Frequency Location
Callsign 
PL Tone
Notes 
927.5125
902.5125 in
Raleigh
KD4RAA
100 PL
 Details at http://kd4raa.net/902_mhz_project.htm

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