Amateur Radio


Below you'll find some information on Amateur Radio around the Tamworth region

Within the club many of our members are amateur radio operators and assist in maintaining a number of repeaters around the local region. Below is some information that will be of use to visiting amateurs. Pop up and say G'Day and our members will only be too happy to have a chat.

Current HF Band Conditions


Local Repeater Information

Voice

VK2RTM

146.750 Mhz -600 Khz offset. No input tone is required and no output tone is added.

Located on Mount Crawney near Nundle, New South Wales, in the Dingo State Forest. This site has coverage extending to Singleton in the Upper Hunter to the south, Bendemeer to the north, Walcha to the east and Coonabarabran to the west.

VK2RMO

146.850 Mhz -600 Khz offset. No input tone is required*. 91.5Hz CCTSS is added to the output.

Located near Tamworth this repeter provides good coverage of The City of Tamworth providing easy hand held operation. This repeater provides good coverage into the plains between Tamworth and Gunnedah and can also be reached from within the Nundle State Forest. A 91.5 Hz CTCSS tone is added to the output of the repeater for those wishing to program tone squelch on your radio.

VK2RMO 70CM

439.750Mhz -5Mhz offset. No input tone is required

This repeater has the same coverage as the 2m repeater as it's colocated on the same site.

IRLP/Echolink Node

The club operates an IRLP and Echolink node. The node number for IRLP is 6481 and the EchoLink node is 184180.


IRLP Node Usage Instructions
  • Before connecting to the node please ensure you listen to ensure the repeater isn't in use
  • ID, then say you're connecting to a node
  • Dial your node of your choosing.
  • Once you've finished talking to the node, dial 73 to disconnect it.

    EchoLink Usage Instructions

  • Before connecting to the node please ensure you listen to ensure the repeater isn't in use
  • ID, then say you're connecting to a node
  • Dial your node of your choosing with EchoLink you need to prefix the node number with *
  • Once you've finished talking to the node, dial 73 to disconnect it.
    The node will automatically timeout after 10 minutes of inactivity. Please don't join the node to a conference or reflector without seeking permission from the node administrator.
    If you do have issues with the node please email the club.

  • Other Repeters (APRS Network)

    VK2RTM-1

    145.175 Mhz Simplex

    A wide2 APRS Digi covering Tamworth & south to Aberdeen, North to Uralla, east to Walcha and west to Narrabri. This digi is the mainstay of APRS coverage in the North West.

    VK2RCC-1

    145.175 Mhz Simplex

    A wide2 APRS Digi located south of Coonabarabran. This Digi is provided with the assistance of the Orana Region Amateur Radio Club. and provides coverage south from Orange to Walget in the North West.

    VK2YGV-5

    145.175 Mhz simplex

    An RX only iGate at the site of VK2RMO. This iGate has good elevation over Tamworth and provides a solid fill in for the VK2RTM digi if it goes offline. Thanks to John for providing this service.

    The club has several other repeater projects under planning, construction and testing.