Repeaters, Beacons, Nodes & APRS

PLEASE NOTE: As a general rule regarding FM repeaters,  VHF repeaters (144 MHz  – 148 MHz) use a 600 kHz offset either plus (+) or minus (-). UHF repeaters (440 MHz  – 448 MHz) use a 5 MHz offset either plus (+) or minus (-).

The frequency shown for the following repeaters is the transmit frequency of the repeater. Set your radio to receive this frequency and, with modern transceivers, the offset should be set for you automatically.

 

CROSS-ISLAND LINKED REPEATER SYSTEM (These repeaters are linked to each other)

Callsign Frequency Offset Location Features
VO1GT 146.940 -0.600 St. John’s NL Link Node 1002
VO1ISR 146.640 -0.600 Goulds
VO1BT 146.760 -0.600 Holyrood
VO1ARG 146.820 -0.600 Argentia
VO1MST 146.850 -0.600 Marystown IRLP Node 2390
VO1SHR 146.660 -0.600 Shoal Harbour APRS VO1SHR-1
VO1GLR 147.180 +0.600 Gander Lake APRS VO1GLR-1
VO1LJR 147.320 +0.600 Lewisporte Junction APRS VO1LJR-1 And NL Link Node 1001
VO1GFR 146.910 -0.600 Grand Falls-Windsor APRS VO1GFR-1 And NL Link Hub 1000
VO1STA 147.965 -0.600 St. Anthony NL Link Node 1005

Easily find locations and frequencies of repeaters on the linked system using the map below. Click the icons for repeater info.

 

ALL OTHER REPEATERS BY REGION

Eastern

Callsign Frequency Offset Tone Location Features
VO1AAA 146.790 -0.600 100.0 Signal Hill, St. John’s  OFFLINE
VO1ARC 146.600 -0.600 No Tone St. John’s
VO1ARG 146.820 -0.600 No Tone Argentia
VO1AWS 146.640 -0.600 No Tone Placentia
VO1BT 146.760 -0.600 No Tone Holyrood APRS VO1BT-1
VO1CGR 146.880 -0.600 No Tone Paradise
VO1PCR 147.120 +0.600 No Tone Cape Pine
VO1CQG 147.280 +0.600 No Tone Ferryland
VO1EHC 147.570 None No Tone St. John’s
VO1EHC 447.500 None No Tone Shearstown
VO1EHC 146.300 -0.600 No Tone Shearstown IRLP Node 2262
VO1ELF 147.360 +0.600 No Tone Dunville Baccalieu Link
VO1FRR 147.390 +0.600 No Tone Carbonear Baccalieu Link
VO1FRR 444.975 +5.000 No Tone Carbonear
VO1GT 146.940 -0.600 No Tone St. John’s NL Link Node 1002
VO1IC 146.730 -0.600 94.8 Bay Roberts
VO1KEN 145.470 -0.600 No Tone Robin Hood Bay
VO1KEN 447.100 -5.00 No Tone Robin Hood Bay
VO1ILR 147.030 +0.600 No Tone Portugal Cove South
VO1MST 146.850 -0.600 No Tone Marystown IRLP Node 2390
VO1NTV 147.060 -0.600 No Tone St. John’s
VO1NTV 444.600 +5.00 100.0 St. John’s
VO1PFR?? 147.010 +0.600 No Tone Jersey Side, Placentia Bay Not sure on Callsign
VO1RCR 147.345 +0.600 100.0 St. John’s
VO1SEP 447.125 -5.00 No Tone Placentia
VO1SHR 146.600 -0.600 No Tone Shoal Harbour APRS VO1SHR-1
VO1TBR 147.300 +0.600 No Tone Bay De Verde Baccalieu Link
VO1TCR 146.970 -0.600 No Tone Heart’s Content Baccalieu Link
VO1TZ 145.090 +0.600 No Tone St. John’s D-STAR
VO1TZ 443.400 +5.00 No Tone St. John’s D-STAR
VO1TZ 1251.910 None No Tone St. John’s D-STAR
VO1UM 145.950 None No Tone St. John’s East End
VO1UM 447.500 -5.00 No Tone East End St. John’s IRLP Node 2011

Central

Callsign Frequency Offset Tone Location Features
VO1ADE 146.880 -0.600 No Tone Gander Autopatch
VO1BOT 147.380 +0.600 No Tone Botwood
VO1GFR 146.910 -0.600 No Tone Grand Falls-Windsor APRS VO1GFR-1
VO1GLR 147.180 +0.600 No Tone Gander Lake APRS VO1GLR-1
VO1HHR 146.600 -0.600 No Tone Grand Falls-Windsor
VO1JY 146.760 -0.600 No Tone Grand Falls-Windsor IRLP 2350 Echolink VO1ZW-R
VO1LJR 147.320 +0.600 No Tone Lewisporte Junction
VO1TNP 146.700 -0.600 No Tone Terra Nova Park NL Link coming soon

Western

Callsign Frequency Offset Tone Location Features
VO1MO 147.360 +0.600 No Tone Corner Brook
VO1BLR 146.640 No Tone Birchy Lake
VO1RIR 147.280 +0.600 No Tone Ramea

Northern & Labrador

Callsign Frequency Offset Tone Location Features
VO1STA 147.965 -0.600 No Tone St. Anthony NL Link Node 1005
VO2GB 146.340 -0.600 No Tone Goose Bay
VO2KG 146.940 -0.600 No Tone Labrador City, Emeril Mountain
VO2LMC 146.760 -0.600 No Tone Labrador City, Round Hill

 

NL APRS Network (for more on APRS click here)

 

APRS Digipeaters

Callsign Type Location
VO1GT-1 Digipeater Kenmount Hill, St. John’s
VO1KEN-1 Digipeater Robin Hood Bay, St. Johns
VO1BIL-1 DireWolf Linux Digipeater New Harbour
VO1BT Digipeater Hawke Hill, Holyrood
VO1SHR-1 Digipeater Shoal Harbour
VO1NET-1 Digipeater Port Rexton
VO1MST-1 Digipeater Marystown
VO1GLR-1 Digipeater Gander Lake
VO1LJR-1 Digipeater Lewisporte Junction
VO1GFR-1 Digipeater Grand Falls-Windsor

APRS I-Gates

Callsign Type Location
VO1UM-2 aprs-is for win32 I-Gate St. John’s
VO1UM-1 aprs-is for win32 I-Gate Bay Roberts
VO1QU aprs-is for win32 I-Gate Gander
VO1MXZ-1 aprsd linux I-Gate Grand Falls-Windsor
VO1JWW Xastir linux I-Gate Grand Falls-Windsor

 

Beacon Information

Eastern Newfoundland (47.6N 52.7W, GN37) is the closest point of North America to Europe. It is therefore a strategic location for radio propagation beacons.

VO1ZA

The 6 metre beacon (VO1ZA) operates on the campus of Memorial University and was designed and installed by members of the MUN ARC in June of 1990. It operates on a frequency of 50.0400 MHz (space) 50.0395 MHz (mark) FSK CW with 1.5 watts output to a 0.27 wave gamma fed vertical (omni).

VO1NA

A beacon was installed on 160 metres on 01 November 1999 following consultation with members of the Top Band reflector and the IARU. It operates on a 1805 kHz with an output of 1 watt to a 100 foot tower (omni). The identifier is a diode matrix programmed to send VO1NA .

144 Beacon – Morse Code

A 2 metre high power CW transatlantic beacon is operating on 144.400 MHz,+-1.2 kHz. Anyone wishing to report a transatlantic reception for authentication should report the exact time, frequency and full text of the transmission to SONRA. The frequency of 144.400 MHz was chosen in consultation with the RSGB VHF committee.

144 Beacon – Voice

A 2 metre FM beacon transmitts audio Morse on 146.31 MHz. This beacon has been on the air since 14 September, 1986 and has been used to study seasonal viability in local VHF propagation. It also serves as a benchmark for repeater antenna receiving performance in the region.

Any questions about these beacons can be directed to

Joe VO1NA jcraig @ morgan.ucs.mun.ca