Home of N4LMC, the Lookout Mountain Amateur Radio Club

 

We’re a very small club, we strive to provide all modes of communication to the HAMs in Chattanooga, TN, NW GA, NE AL and surrounding areas.  There are so many different bands and modes, we concentrate on the repeaters and nodes because that’s the part of the hobby that we love being involved in.  We want to bring the connected analog and digital modes to the areas around us that have not had access in the past.  Our vision is to enhance amateur radio by positioning a variety of equipment throughout the area.  We work with local enthusiasts discussing theories, communication models, types of equipment, gadgetry, and more.

Our website offers a wide variety of information.  New information and resources are being updated and/or added all the time.  Take a look at the Main Menu and just drill down through all of the choices to check out what we have to offer.

At this time we offer a wide variety of repeaters and nodes that encompass Analog as well as Digital modes.  Our repeaters run under several call signs.  N4LMC belongs to the Lookout Mountain ARC, W4GTA belongs to the Tri-States ARC, W4PL belongs to the Chattanooga Old Timers ARS & W4RRG belongs to the Rebel Repeater Group.  All of these are calls that I/we are authorized to use by those respective clubs and/or trustees.  A HUGE Thank You to all of them!

The following D-Star Net is held every week on the LMARC sponsored W4RRG D-Star systems locally in the Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain and surrounding areas.  They are always carried on the W4RRG-C, 145.160 D-Star system.  The June presentations, including the ARRL Field Day exercises will also be carried on the W4RRG-B, 444.725 D-Star system.

  • June 9 – Brian KG5GJT will be joining us to talk about the amateur radio satellites.  Equipment, antennas and even a brief demo of a contact.
  • June 16 – We talk about the new D-STAR to DMR Transcoder now available on the Quadnet Array.  Ed, KC2LM is going to talk about Slow Scan Television.
  • June 23 – ARRL Field Day.  Today I would like to hear from Field Day sites that are running D-STAR.  Tell us how your field day setup & operations are going.
  • June 30 – Ed W4EDF will be joining us to discuss portable ops.  Planning a trip and want to take amateur radio with you, then don’t miss this net!

 

Our Repeaters and Nodes

  • 144.390 – W4EDP-3 APRS Tx/Rx iGate and Digipeater.  Coverage for Chattanooga Metro area, NW GA & NE AL.
  • 144.920 – W4EDP Allstar Node 46145, Simplex and requires a 146.2 tone.  Can be linked to multiple other systems.
  • 145.160 – W4RRG D-Star C Module, IRCDDB System generally linked to XRF555A, can be linked to other systems.
  • 145.750 – W4EDP-10 RMS Gateway Digipeater.  Coverage for Chattanooga Metro area, NW GA & NE AL.  Supports GA ARES when needed.
  • 224.120 – W4EDP Analog, Requires a 146.2 tone.
  • 441.875 – W4EDP Yaesu Fusion, Analog / Digital and requires a 146.2 tone. *** OFF AIR AT THIS TIME ***
  • 442.650 – W4EDP Fusion Wires-X, linked to America Link.  Goes Analog (100.0 tone) to air the ARRL and ARN News.
  • 442.725 – W4PL Fusion Wires-X, linked to America Link, full time Digital.
  • 444.150 – W4PL DMR, Brandmeister network, US TG 3100 full time on TS1.  Code Plugs available.
  • 444.7125 – W4EDP DMR, Brandmeister network, US TG 3100 full time on TS1.  Code Plugs available.
  • 444.725 – W4RRG D-Star B Module, IRCDDB System, generally linked to XRF757A, can be linked to other systems.
  • Echolink W4EDP-R Node 9058, Linked to the W4GTA 145.350 repeater on Lookout Mountain.
  • Echolink W4EDP-L Node 6858, Linked to the W4EDP 441.875 repeater on Lookout Mountain.
  • Echolink N9ZEN-R Node 68581, Linked to the W4AM 444.100 repeater on Lookout Mountain.
  • APRS Node W4EDP-3 I-Gate and Digipeater.

Repeaters / Nodes that we assist in maintaining

  • 145.350 – W4GTA Yaesu Fusion, Analog / Digital and requires a 100.0 tone.  Provided by the Tri-States ARC.
  • 224.560 – W4RRG Allstar Node 46530, Requires a 100.0 tone.  Can be linked to multiple other systems. Provided by Buddy Case, KS4QA.
  • Echolink – K4VCM-R Node 79190, Linked to the 146.790 K4VCM repeater.  Provided by Tom Morgan, K4VCM.
  • Echolink – KM4MPF-R Node 946756, Linked to the 444.700 KB4ACS repeater.  Provided by the Sequatchie County ACS.

A brief note: The key to success on the air is described by one word: Courtesy.  There’s no other way to explain how hundreds of thousands of Amateur Radio Operators can share the same radio frequencies all over the world with minimum interference and conflict.    If you keep courtesy at the front of your mind you’ll rarely have difficulty on the air.  An attentive and courteous operator is welcome on our systems!

With that said, we really want for YOU to
have fun and enjoy this hobby!