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Old 07-04-2018, 5:15 PM
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Default Unknown repeater

Conventional 453.425 received here in Jacksonville

The repeater IDs every so often in morse code, K4OBX, which comes back to an amateur radio club in Buxton.

I have always had 453.425 in my lists as being licensed to The University of North Carolina with sites in different areas of the state, include Trenton, which is right down the road from me.

Anyone have any insight as to why there is an amateur radio callsign being sent out in CW in the 453 band?

Does UNC still use this frequency for anything, and what is/was it used for? I know they still have licenses active on this frequency. Perhaps something to do with medical (but there is the UHF Med system for that), or UNC-TV guess would be as good as anyone's....

I just tuned across this today and listened for a little bit, and it got my curiosity going again....
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Old 07-04-2018, 6:17 PM
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This is on K4OBX's QRZ call sign identification page. It has his email address and can be contacted.
"The Fessenden Amateur Radio Repeater System on Hatteras Island North Carolina. Home of the North Carolina State Symbol, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Guardian of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. 24 Miles out in the Atlantic Ocean on a real thin barrier island ! we use pl tone 131.8 on 145.150 which is co-connected to 444.725, and 53.010 on Hatteras, and 444.225 on Ocracoke Islands. we also have a standalone 444.925 repeater using the 131.8 tone. Who knows what the future holds, maybe 220, maybe ATV... keep checking.... we will update here now and then. 11/99 73/s Richard, K4HAT

and Randy W4HAT

Have lately added 146.625 PL 131.8 which is linked to 145.290 PL 131.8 full time and covers from Ocracoke Island to Chessapeake, Va on a good day.

ECHOLINK on 444.925 and 146.625 and IRLP full time on 442.425 PL 100.00"
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Old 07-04-2018, 10:09 PM
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Where ever this repeater is, it takes a 167.9PL to open it up and I can reach it from here, but it is not full scale or full quieting at my location on a control station, and it does not seem to be transmitting a PL either....
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