Information about the 145.33 repeater is available on the OUTPOST XIO BBS. Look in the NS3F Repeater area on the BBS. Current information about the repeater is regularly updated there. In addition, emergency autodial codes and newsletters are available for viewing or downloading. Any questions or comments about the repeater system may also be posted in this area. The BBS phone number is 850-0909. When signing in for the first time please send a message to Fred Finn with your callsign.
The Tidewater Area Crossband Net, sponsored by the Atlantic Fleet HQ Area Amateur Radio Club, now meets weekly on Sundays at 8:00pm on the NS3F Repeater (145.33) as well as the WB4PVT Repeater (224.86), the K4UMI Repeater (443.65) and 29.28MHz (10 Meter FM) Simplex. The Net will carry Newsline on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. Everyone is welcome to check into this net. 73’s, Mark KE4MAA.
The Albemarle Emergency Net meets the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month at on a wide area link system. This is a ARES affiliated net and everyone is welcome to check in. There are approximately six repeaters linked together to make up the net. 145.33 links into the net via the Ahoskie 146.91 repeater.
HOLIDAYS FROM NS3F
TOPIC: WELCOME TO THE 33
This is the second newsletter we’ve put together to keep you informed about the repeater. The last newsletter was done in April. The mailing list was developed and modified the best we could do by trying to identify the regular users and supporters of the repeater.
Autopatch support remains at $15.00 per year. Besides your autodial number, if you make calls to other numbers with any frequency consider having them programmed into an autodial slot. There are many slots available now, and with the new upgrade to 500 we will have a ton of empty slots to fill. Just let us know.
Since the last newsletter, a 10 Meter FM module has been
added to the remote base system. By
the time you read this we may have the remote receiver at
TOPIC: PUBLIC SERVICE
The Norfolk Amateur Radio Emergency Service (NARES)
utilizes 145.33 as their back-up repeater. The
primary is 147.075. The Norfolk ARES
Net meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at
on the 147.075 repeater. They also
hold monthly meetings in
The repeater has remote bases on 2 meters, 440MHz, 220MHz, and 10 meters FM. This is accomplished by the use of ICOM Band Unit Modules for the IC-900/901 system interfaced through the repeater controller. The capability exists to listen on up to two band units at a time. Linking has tremendous emergency communications potential and can be a lot of fun as well. We will send remote base command codes to autopatch supporters after installation and programming of the new firmware.