Frequencies – Primary & Contingency

Repeaters:

PCACS currently has access to two repeater systems.

The primary voice repeater system is W4ACS. This repeater is used for weekly nets. During emergencies it becomes the resource and non-shelter related net.  The repeater can be accessed at:

  • 145.170 MHz (-0.600 MHz repeater offset, transmit and receive using a P.L. tone of 156.7 Hz, wideband [5kHz])
    W4ACS also has a 70cm linked repeater accessible at:
  • 443.400 MHz (+5 MHz MHz repeater offset, transmit and receive using a P.L. tone of 156.7 Hz, wideband [5kHz])

Our second repeater system is WD4SCD. This repeater system is used as a backup to the primary repeater, but during emergencies becomes the “Shelter Net” Repeater System for communications between the shelters and the emergency operations center. WD4SCD can be accessed via:

    • Listen on 147.030 MHz (+0.600 MHz repeater offset, no receiver tone squelch, wideband [5kHz]).
      • Tarpon Springs – Transmit with a P.L. tone of 100.0
      • North County – Transmit with a P.L. tone of 103.5 Hz.
      • Mid County – Transmitter Site at 166′ ASL Transmits a P.L. tone of 156.7
      • Central County – Transmit with a P.L. tone of 156.7 Hz.130 ASL
      • East County – Transmit with a P.L. tone of 82.5 Hz.
      • West County – Transmit with a P.L. tone of 146.2 Hz.
      • South County – Transmit with a P.L. tone of 192.8 Hz 230 ASL

The locations of these may be seen on the following map:

PCACS also monitors these Packet Frequencies:

      • KJ4RUS-10 RMS-Lite & RMS-Relay NODE on 145.070 MHz
      • W4ACS-10 RMS-Lite & RMS-Relay NODE on 145.010 MHz
      • N4GD-10   RMS-Lite & RMS-Relay NODE on 145.090 MHz
      • Winlink 2000 (W4ACS address)

Pinellas County Simplex Frequencies:

      • Plan A – All Pinellas County: 146.43 MHz – Wideband (5 kHz)
      • Plan B – Pinellas County split at Ulmerton Rd
        • North of Ulmerton Rd: 146.43 MHz – Wideband (5 kHz)
        • South of Ulmerton Rd: 146.47 MHz – Wideband (5 kHz)
      • Leverage the National Calling Frequency: 146.52 MHz – Wideband (5 kHz)

PCACS Suggested Frequencies for Packet & NTS Traffic:

      • NTS Traffic Outlet – WA4AKH on 147.06 MHz (+0.600 MHz, no tone, wideband [5kHz])
      • APRS Wide-area Digipeater – NI4CE-10 on 144.390 MHz
      • Other WL2K Packet Frequencies in Hillsborough County:
        • KI4VAM-10 on 144.910 MHz
        • W4BGH-10 on 145.030 MHz
        • KF4ATP-10 on 145.050 MHz

PCACS HF Frequencies:

    • West Central Florida ARES – 3.911 MHz USB or 7.281 MHz USB +/-
    • North Florida ARES – 3.950 MHz USB or 7.275 MHz USB +/-
    • South Florida ARES – 3.940 MHz USB
    • Hurricane Watch Net – 14.325 MHz USB or 7.268 MHz USB
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