Repeaters in the local area
W5SFA owned repeaters
|Bellville - 2M (C4FM) Auto||145.410/-||100||W5SFA||Linked BV 440, Rx 275' TX 275', 575' MSL (NEW! C4FM digital - Group 40)|
|Bellville - 70CM (C4FM) Auto||444.875/+||103.5||W5SFA||RX240' TX 260' linked w/Col.2M, 575' MSL (NEW! C4FM - digital - Group 40)|
|Bellville - 2M D-Star||146.930/-||W5SFA||RX 240' TX 200' (New D- Star gateway W5SFA) - In progress|
|Bellville - 70CM D-Star||440.700+||W5SFA||RX 240' TX 260' (New D- Star gateway W5SFA) - In progress|
|Columbus - 2M (C4FM) Auto||147.14/+||103.5||W5SFA/R||linked w/BV 440, 200' AGL, 548' MSL (new C4FM digital - Group 40)|
|Houston - 2M FM||146.96/-||103.5||W5SFA/R||Downtown Houston. 579' AGL, 623' MSL|
Use of our D-STAR repeater does not require registration to talk locally (although you must have a D-STAR radio!). However for you to be heard over a reflector or by a linked repeater then registration is required by the network.
The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club accepts registration on its D-STAR repeater in the Austin County tower in Bellville, using the club’s callsign of W5SFA. Please note that registration on this repeater is limited to residents of Austin County and its surrounding counties (i.e., your ULS listing must be an address in Austin, Washington, Colorado, Fayette or Waller County. Out-of-area registrations will be rejected.
The D-STAR registration page is here, and instructions for registering can be found here. Note that registrations must be manually approved and may take a few days. If any questions, contact the repeater administrator at info <at> w5sfa <dot> org.
146.930 (-0.6 MHz) W5SFA C Tower Location: 29 deg, 58 min, 49 seconds (north) -96 deg 15 min, 59 seconds (west)
Current linking information and last heard status can be found on the repeater's DPLUS Dashboard.
Washingron County ARC Repeaters (Brenham)
|Brenham - 2M||147.260/+||103.5||W5AUM||Blinn water tower (by Fire training ctr.) NEW! Digital Mode C4FM|
|Brenham - 2M||145.390/-||103.5||W5AUM||NEW! Digital Mode C4FM|
|Brenham - 70CM||443.250/+||103.5||W5AUM||NEW! Digital Mode C4FM|
Giddings and Elgin area (290 North) repeaters
|Giddings - 2M||147.220/+||114.8||NE5DX/R||Owner Lee|
|Elgin - 2M||145.270/-||none|
Hwy 71 North (Fayette County) repeaters
|LaGrange - 2M||146.800/-||none|
|Smithville - 2M||145.350/-||114.8|
|Bastrop - 70CM||443.75/+||none|
Katy Area (West I-10; Ft. Bend, Harris, Waller)
|Katy KARS - 2M||147.200/+||141.3||KT5TX||At West I-10 Fire Station|
|Katy - 70CM||442.350/+||?||WD8RZA||Dave Scott|