Repeaters

The South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS) operates a number of repeaters, and has access to a number more. This page documents each of these repeaters, and should be used to get your radio connected to one or more of these devices. The technical committee maintains a blog at http://scarsrepeater.blogspot.com/ that has some additional technical information.

VHF/FM – 147.060 MHz – W5NOR

This repeater transmits on 147.060 MHz, has a +600-kHz offset, and requires a 141.3-Hz CTCSS tone. This repeater is available for general local use 24 hours a day. However, during severe weather conditions, or emergency situations, this repeater is the primary ARES communication repeater.

This repeater is located at the Cleveland County District 2 tower, east of Norman, at about 72nd and Alameda. This system uses an Andrew® DB224-E antenna, that provides about 6 dBd of gain. This antenna is on the west leg of the tower, about 300 feet above ground level. Ground level at this location is 1,187 feet above sea level.

UHF/FM – 443.700 MHz – W5NOR

This repeater transmits on 443.700 MHz, has a +5 MHz offset, and requires a 141.3-Hz CTCSS tone. This repeater is available for general local use 24 hours a day.  It is co-located with the VHF repeater.  This system uses an Andrew® DB408-B antenna, that provides about 8.7 dBi of gain. This antenna is on the west leg of the tower, about 280 feet above ground level.

VHF/APRS – 144.390 MHz – NORMAN Digipeater

This digipeater operates on the APRS network. This APRS repeater can be found at: aprs.fi.  The digi is co-located with the other equipment and uses the same antenna as the VHF repeater connected through a Telewave multi-coupler.

Operated by OUARC/W5TC:

VHF/FM – 146.880 MHz – N5MS

UHF/DMR – 443.825 MHz – N5MS

UHF/D-STAR – 444.750 MHz – W5TC

See https://w5tc.org/repeaters/ for details on the OUARC repeaters.

Operated by W5LHG:

UHF/FM – 444.625 MHz – W5LHG

This UHF repeater is west of Blanchard. This repeater transmits at 444.625 MHz, has a +5-MHz offset, and requires a 127.3-Hz CTCSS tone.  In addition to local traffic, this repeater is connected to the Internet via Echolink ID 212301. More information about this repeater can be found at: QRZ.com.

UHF/D-STAR – 442.975 MHz – KF5ZLE

This UHF D-STAR repeater is west of Blanchard. This repeater will auto connect to the Oklahoma Reflector, REF052B. Users are welcome to connect to other reflectors or gateways. After 10 minutes of idle time, it will reconnect to REF052B. More information about this repeater can be found at: QRZ.com.

VHF/APRS – 144.390 MHz – W5LHG Digipeater

This digipeater operates on the APRS network. This APRS repeater can be found at: aprs.fi.  This repeater is located west of Blanchard. More information about this repeater can be found at: QRZ.com.