Area Repeaters / Nets


KCARC Club Repeaters (call sign KC5OLO):

2-meter (VHF) band
Frequency  Offset Tone In  County Alpha Tag+

146.760 MHz   -0.6    146.2 Hz    Taylor   Skywarn/Info/Emergency Net (Primary)
146.960 MHz   -0.6    146.2 Hz Taylor   Skywarn/Info/Emergency Net (Secondary)

| Primary repeater located in North Abilene |
| Secondary repeater located in Trent |

Other Local Repeaters:

440 MHz/70cm (UHF) band
Frequency  Offset Tone In  County Alpha Tag+

444.100 MHz   +5.0    91.5 Hz    Taylor   South Abilene
444.900 MHz   +5.0    114.8 Hz   Shackleford Albany

Repeater Etiquette:

Listen to the repeater to become familiar with its operation.

Please don’t “ker-chunck” (key up without identifying yourself) the repeater “just to see if it is working”. Instead, you could say “This is _______ (give your call sign) monitoring”. You never know… a long-lost friend might be listening and call you back!

Identify yourself legally: FCC regs say you have to identify at the end of the transmission or series of transmissions and at least once each 10 minutes during the transmission.

Pause between transmissions. This allows other hams to use the repeater (someone may have an emergency) If you have an emergency; indicate by saying “Break, Break” then your call sign and wait for acknowledgement.

Don’t break into a contact unless you have something to add. Interrupting is no more polite on the air than it is in person.

Keep your transmission short and thoughtful. Your “monologue” may prevent someone with an emergency from using the repeater. If you talk long enough you may time out the repeater. (How embarrassing!) Remember that your transmissions are being heard by not only the Hams that are on the channel, but by non-hams who have scanners. Please represent the hobby well.

Use the minimum amount of power necessary to maintain communications. This is an FCC rule [97.313(a)]. It minimizes the possibility of interference with distance repeaters.

Repeaters are intended primarily to facilitate mobile operation. If you are a base station, please listen for mobile operators and be prepared to assist them or relinquish the repeater to them as needed.

ALL repeaters are built and maintained at considerable expense and effort. Your membership in the KCARC helps supports ours for use by the general public. If you are not a member, please consider joining us. Our contact information is on the Contact Us page. NOTE: Repeater owners may restrict individuals and groups from using their machines, and the FCC expects users to comply with these restrictions. See section 97.205(e) of the FCC’s rules.



To promote the exchange of information on a regular basis, the club hosts two weekly communications nets:

| Key City Amateur Radio Club (KCARC) local Information Net is every Thursday at 2000 hrs.

| Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) local Emergency Net is every Tuesday at 2000 hrs.

2-meter (VHF) band
146.76 MHz repeater / -0.6 offset / 146.2 Hz tone
Abilene, Texas