I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time now, but my blogging time has suffered lately due to other projects. I often get asked about a list of 220MHz repeaters in the DFW area, and I consulted repeaterbook yesterday, but several of those listings were also wrong. So I wanted to take some time to write an extensive list of all the 220MHz Repeaters in the Dallas Ft Worth Area.
220MHz is up and coming around here – I know it isn’t like that everywhere. I often get weird looks at some Hamfests which are out of this area, and asked “why 220? No one uses that!”. Well, we do here. And other areas do also. I was surprised and impressed to see 2 separate 220MHz and 2 separate 900MHz machines on the air in the Corpus Christie area last October when I was in town for the South Texas Hamfest. One machine for each band was in Corpus, and one for each band was in Aransas Pass – all 4 were workable from my hotel in Aransas Pass.
If you don’t have 220MHz repeaters in your area, perhaps it is time to start looking at deploying some. The noise floor is quite low, frequency pairs are easy to get, and radio gear is getting more and more common.
If you are in the DFW Area and interested in the 220MHz band, here is a list of repeaters that you will want. All of these repeaters I have tested myself (August 2016) and verified are up and running. If I have missed something, please email me and I will add it to the list.
|2||Arlington||224.800||110.9||-1.6MHz||K5SLD Arlington ARC|
|3||Dallas||224.880||110.9||-1.6MHz||W5FC Dallas ARC|
|6||Denton||224.920||110.9||-1.6MHz||Denton County ARC|
|9||Ft Worth||224.420||110.9||-1.6MHz||Cowtown ARC|
|10||Ft Worth Area||224.680||103.5||-1.6MHz||Unknown|
|11||Granbury||224.340||88.5||-1.6MHz||Excellent coverage into Tarrant County|
|15||The Colony||224.000||110.9||-1.6MHz||Lake Area ARC|