Wilmington VHF Association Repeaters


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.

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.

147.060 (N4ILM)  -- Located on a broadcast tower near Malmo, NC, at approximately 600 feet elevation. This repeater is a recent acquisition of the WVHFA. The coverage area is only second to the 22/82 repeater and more upgrades are in progress now.



70cm (440 MHz) Repeaters

444.850 (N4ILM) -- Located at 1700 feet, on an adjacent tower leg to the 22/82 repeater. 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

WVHFA Repeater Etiquette -- PDF download


Repeaters accessible in the Wilmington, NC vicinity

Local Repeaters -- PDF download

Regional Repeaters -- PDF download


Packet Radio / APRS in the Wilmington, NC vicinity

Packet Radio Nodes -- PDF download