ARS W9PCi - Central Point, Oregon

 145.330 / 444.100
146.620 / 444.200
147.060 / 147.240 / 444.300
IRLP Nodes 7700 / 3414 / 3383
Echolink Node 385956

W9PCI Amateur Radio Southwest Florida

Link to Naples Amateur Radio Club Official Site

BREAKING NEWS

 The "North Valley Repeater Group (NVRG) is dissolved with our move to Southwest Florida from Southern Oregon in 2023.  Similar to NVRG, W9PCI Amateur Radio Southwest Florida (WARSF) is dedicated to providing and supporting amateur radio  in Soutwest Florida.  HF "remote" and conventional / digital repeaters are available to licensed amateur radio operators with emphasis on Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Collier County (ARESCC).

WARSF offers HF, VHF, UFH, EchoIRLP nodes, Wires-X rooms and will be implementing OPENSPOT connectivity soon;  OpenSpot offers cross-connection to most of the digital modes to include DMR, D-STAR, System Fusion (C4FM), P25, POCSAG, APRS messaging and other modes.  See OPENSPOT 3 to learn more.

WARSF supports the AREDN network, CERTS and ARES groups throughout Collier County of Soutwest Florida.  Click on "Digital" for more info.

Listed below are only a few of the repeaters & "Call Sign" of systems located in Collier County.  Please try these repeaters and some of the newer "digital" modes.  New features will soon be added that support operation of digital radio modes on W9PCI systems.  Please contact the repeater owner(s) of systems for their usage policy / procedures.  Email your ideas to w9pci@w9pci.com.

Repeaters... (See note 5)  Updated 6/21/2024

147.030+ 136.5W4SFL FD Sta #71Naples DR-2X Dedicated to Analog FM operations
146.670-1 136.5 WB2QLP Pelican Bay N Naples DR-2X - Tx antenna favors to West
443.275+2 136.5 AC4FL Dunes Naples Analog
145.490-   AA4PP-C   Naples D-Star Repeater
444.500+ AA4PP-B   Naples D-Star Repeater
444.9875+   AB4NP   Naples DMR Repeater
444.4875+   AB4NP   Naples DR2-X C4FM & WIRES-X
       
146.4007 136.5 Simplex ARESCC Collier Simplex used by ARESCC throughout Collier County
446.4107 136.5 Simplex ARESCC Collier Alt. ARESCC Simplex throughout Collier County
446.5107 136.6 Simplex ARESCC Collier Alt. ARESCC Simplex throughout Collier County
           
           
           
147.240+3   W9PCI   Naples C4FM - AMS
444.100+   W9PCI   Naples  
444.200+3/4/6   W9PCI   NaplesAnalog FM (DTMF control of Links) NEW EchoIRLP 3414
444.300+   W9PCI   NaplesDigital and conventional analog - AMS mode
           
           
           
           

1-EchoLink #389568 is available on this repeater (RF link to Internet for control and EchoLink)  Antenna @ ~200' and site has emergency backup power. (Rx - seperate Omni antenna located at same height approx. 100' from Tx antenna).
NOTE: Aux Repeater - 144.670 PL136.5 Input with output on 146.670.
2-Dunes Repeater.
3-UFH Side of Yaesu System Fusion Repeater (DR-2X).
4-Auto Mode Select (AMS) DN-Digital (C4FM), VW - Digital (C4FM) Voice Wide, FM - Conventional Analog FM.
5-Be sure to check with repeater Owner/Trustee/Club for repeater usage policies / practices as a courtesy for usage.
6-This is repeater provides users with either C4FM or analog FM - Note: there is no "Courtesy Beep" on this repeater.
7- Simplex frequencies are used on a non-interference basis with other nearby users; if interference is present, may be +- a few kHz to avoid adjacent signal interference.

NOTE:  All RF transmissions are "analog" with FM variations to accommodate "digital" information (Read more)

Some History...

The hobby of amateur radio is interesting after more than 60 years and has undergone many technology changes over those years.  Building and operating an ARS brings together many disciplines that enable communications around the world.  Now with computer technology and the Internet, amateur radio has been extended into the digital world.

Many amateurs still operate "valve" construction radios so that tube technology, available at the beginning of radio, lives on.

Flex 5000c

Today, radios have become very small, utilize processors to run computer programs, and have the ability of change features through software updates - Software Defined Radio (SDR) - "Flex radios", "SoftRock", etc.

 

BREAKING NEWS (FLORIDA - Naples)

June 12, 2024 - Begin "revision" of this website after a cross-country move to Southwest Florida.
In October of 2022, my wife and I set out to move to Southwest Florida.  After many trips to various locations in Florida, we settled in Naples.  The QTH is located near Radio Rd. between Airport-Pulling & Livingston.

ARCHIVED NEWS (OREGON- Rogue Valley)

Febuary 13, 2023 - New KL7VK Projects
           KL7VK has been busy building specialized "To Go" kits using the rPI, Quadra and the IGEL Thin Client.
            read more

May 2, 2022 - Bob Ross N7RBP Video
          How to use Scott's (KI7ONK) "Mesh Info" to visualize your Node's Performance history and much more. read more

April 22, 2022 - Updated CPMesh AREDN Policy & Guidlines  read more

January 30, 2022 - Links to AREDN information  read more

January 12, 2022 - AREDN SkyAware (FlightAware) service on CPMesh Network read more

December 28, 2021 - List of Mesh Radios  read more

December 10, 2021 - New "example" of downloadable / fillable ICS Forms read more

December 8, 2021 - New AREDN map read more

November 24, 2020 - KY6N's COVID-19 Student Desk Project read more

 

Featured Homebrew / Modification Projects

Icom 2KL Power Supply Modification - (Details and photos)

KR7KP (was KK6OS) - Model Navy Ship (ask him for details and more photos

Build your own microphone - provided by K6PRK.   Specifically for use with the FT-2000.  Instructions.

Mechanical speech processor anyone can build, compliments of K6VHP/sk.  Example.