2m (144 MHz) Repeaters
146.820 (N4ILM) -- Known by locals as "22/82," this is the flagship WVHFA repeater. Located on a local Wilmington tower at about 1700 feet elevation, this system has a huge coverage footprint of about 90 miles. To minimize interference, a PL-tone of 88.5 is needed to activate the repeater. It is connected to the PCRN Linking Network allowing access to numerous other repeaters throughout NC and surrounding areas. SKYWARN for the Wilmington office of the National Weather Service may utilize this repeater in times of severe weather.
147.345 (K4ITL) -- Installed in 2009, this repeater is located on the same tower as 22/82 at about 1000 feet. A PL-tone of 88.5 is required for access.
146.730 (N4ILM) -- Located on a tower in Porter's Neck at approximately 280 feet elevation, this repeater was put back into service on July 26, 2006. The club purchased the repeater, antenna and duplexer. The tower contractor donated the coaxial cable and mounting hardware. An 88.5 PL-tone is required for access.
1.25m (220 MHz) Repeaters
224.680 (N4ILM) -- Installed in 2009, this repeater is the primary CARES system for Southeastern NC. It includes linking capabilities to the CARES network to provide wide area coverage between hospitals and other care providers, if needed. This repeater is located on the same tower as the 22/82 system, at about 1000 feet. A PL-tone of 91.5 is required for access.
70cm (440 MHz) Repeaters
444.850 (K4GMP) -- Located at 1700 feet, on an adjacent tower leg to the 22/82 repeater. It requires a PL-tone of 88.5 for access.
444.175 (N4ILM) -- Located at about 865 feet on the same tower as 22/82. This repeater is linked to the Carolina440 network and favors coverage to the Southwest of Wilmington. It requires a PL-tone of 88.5 for access.
Digipeaters / I-Gates / APRS
144.390 (N4ILM-4) -- Located on the same tower as the 22/82 repeater, this system is a simplex 1200baud Packet Radio Node for use with APRS. This system is at approximately 915 feet elevation and functions as a combined smart digipeater and APRS I-GATE (Internet Gateway).
Repeater Etiquette Guidelines
Repeaters accessible in the Wilmington, NC vicinity
Packet Radio / APRS in the Wilmington, NC vicinity