Tom et al, on the subject of the repeaters.. I'm still not entirely sure what is going on, but 011 is broadcasting well east of Portsmouth.. I heard it yesterday in Williamson, and even further east from there, so there must be multiple transmitters active and linked through the microwave network. Most of it was Portsmouth Yard traffic but I heard other spritzes of traffic mixed in. Bluefield is not included, they're still operating on 076 as best as I can tell. Williamson area still also uses 064 but I don't think there's a yardmaster actually controlling it now.OK, I'll amend my notes.
Consider the Icom F3161DT-RR if you can find one; already has the NXDN feature installed as well as the railroad firmware. I picked one up on eBay for around $200; I've got it all programmed up RX only and it works like a champ, especially after I put a Smiley 5/8-duck for 160 MHz on it.
Also, one of what I assume to be the ARN channels is being used as a repeater as well on 027. I heard MOW talking on the Guyandot River Branch on that channel, and have heard them at other places as well. Not sure if they are using the MOW channel input or something else, will have to dig through licenses.