MARC Repeaters

146.955-
442.750+ PL 156.7
53.270- PL 156.7
D-STAR: 444.200+
APRS 144.390: KV3B-1 KV3B-2

2M Repeater Sites MARC operates three local amateur repeaters and two APRS digipeaters in the Montgomery County area. These are "open" repeaters and are available to any licensed ham. Our 2m [146 MHz] repeater's main transmitting and receiving site is located in Rockville, MD with several remote sites providing enhanced and extended coverage within the area. The fully configured 146.955 repeater constellation consists of 5 sites and contains 13 antennas!

Our 70cm [442 MHz], D-STAR [444 MHz] and 6m [53 MHz] repeaters operate as single-site repeaters from their respective sites.

2M Repeater Coverage Map  
Our working radius is approximately 40 miles [64km] (terrain limited) providing 5,000 square miles [12,000 sq km] of coverage. The remote sites provide over 500 square miles of "sweet spot" [1,200 sq km] coverage where you are no further than 6 miles [10km] from one of our antennas. In these areas, HTs and low power operation are the norm.

   Click on the images to the left for more details.

2m/70cm Repeater Cabinet

 

 
   An overview of the 2m and 70cm repeater equipment installed
   at the Main site and technical characteristics of our repeaters.

Following simple "Rules of the Road" for use of the repeaters will enhance their effectiveness in times of emergency and the pleasure it provides the users. Knowing the "Rules" will also help maintain the image our Club repeaters have earned as the "Washington Area's friendly repeaters".