• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

Blue Ridge Pkwy ham repeaters

Status
Not open for further replies.

k8wtf

Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2011
Messages
39
Hello all!

I will be driving the Blue Ridge Parkway in a couple of weeks through Virginia, into NC, and down to Asheville. I am curious if any of the hams here know of a few good 2m or 440 repeaters that I should program in to my dual bander. I have the ARRL repeater directory, but I know that in my local area it's accuracy can be spotty, so I figured I'd ask around for some suggestions.

Also, I know the NPS is all P25 which I am not equipped for, but my mobile rig does wideband receive, so if there are any non-digital frequencies worth monitoring, I'd appreciate a heads up there as well!
 

ts548

Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2007
Messages
295
145.19 MHz(-) - Mt Mitchell Repeater
146.76 MHz(-) - Mt Pisgah Repeater
147.39 MHz(+) - 94.8 Hz PL tone - Eaglesnest Repeater
147.105 MHz(+) - 91.5 Hz PL tone - Bearwallow Repeater

Do a Google search for NC HEARS, its a linked UHF repeater system that has repeaters around the parkway and covers a great portion of the western part of NC. You should be able to get someone on there also.
 

blinddog50

Member
Joined
Sep 17, 2005
Messages
251
Location
Undisclosed urban location.
Mt. Mitchell will just about be all you need as you get close to the VA/NC state line.
Sets on top of the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi and you can hit 8 states with it.
 

derekjmu

Member
Joined
Dec 23, 2002
Messages
83
For the part of your trip in VA:

146.685 PL 100.0 - Apple Orchard Mtn, Bedford VA
146.985 PL 107.2 - Poor Mtn, Roanoke VA
444.175 PL 103.5 - Poor Mtn, Roanoke VA (VA linked repeater system)
442.075 PL 107.2 - Pulaski VA (VA linked repeater system)


For the part of your trip near the VA/NC line:

145.130 PL 103.5 - Mt Airy NC area
147.045 PL 103.5 - Fancy Gap VA area

443.425 PL 110.9 Mt Airy NC (NC linked repeater system)

Hope this helps.
 

SCPD

Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2001
Messages
65,126
Location
Virginia
Actually I would try to stick with Mt. Mitchell otherwise from your elevation on the Parkway you'll be reeking all kinds of havoc on other 2m frequencies. Try simplex from the viaduct south to Mt Mitchell, you'll be amazed!(I've talked to one of your "neighbors" WA8WZG from a mountain top just off the parkway running 10 watts on 220 FM) There's also a 440 machine on Mt Mitchell: 442.225+ 107.2 PL
 
Last edited:

k8wtf

Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2011
Messages
39
NC4DX, small world - WA8WZG is not just a neighbor - he is my father!! Unfortunately he's not on the air much anymore.
 

SCPD

Member
Joined
Feb 24, 2001
Messages
65,126
Location
Virginia
Wow! I haven't been active lately much either. But maybe I'll drag out a 2 meter rig and listen for you when you come through.

PS that callsign is a mouthful!!(and a "fistfull") I guess by the time the vanity system came around he had already made a name in the VHF/UHF circles and didn't want to change it.
 
Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top