Welcome to the Upper Rio FM Society’s website!
As of December 14, 2012 the VHF auto-patch repeater is QRT. The auto-patch operated on 146.86. That frequency has been reassigned to the new VHF D-Star repeater. However — not to worry, auto-patch is still available. We have enabled auto-patch on the 146.90 repeater. This should provide approximately the same coverage as the old ’86′ machine. Operation is the same, just use the new frequency.
And speaking of D-Star …
The Upper Rio FM Society is pleased to announce that the K5URR VHF D-Star repeater is operational. The repeater/gateway is located at the Upper Rio Hub building (South West of Gibson and San Mateo in Albuquerque)
Some details of the Repeater and Gateway:
- The repeater is an Icom ID-RP2000V
- The repeater operates on 146.860 Mhz (with a -600 Khz offset)
- The controller is an Icom ID-RP2C
- A set of cavity filters are used for receiver/transmitter isolation
This new VHF repeater is in addition to the existing K5URR UHF repeater/gateway that was installed in August.
Any ham can use the K5URR machine as a stand-alone repeater, but to access the full capabilities of D-Star, you will need to be registered. Registration is a simple matter of opening a web page, entering your name, call-sign, email address and a password.
Once your registration is approved (a quick process required to insure that only licensed hams have access to the D-Star repeater network) you will be able to edit your personal information to define your “terminal”. There is an excellent web page that describes the entire registration process at: http://www.dstargateway.org/D-Star_Registration.html
It is important to understand the if you are already registered on another gateway, there is no need to register again on K5URR.
To register on K5URR go to:
To see who is currently using the repeater and where its linked to go to:
The VHF repeater is the “C” module. The UHF repeater is the “B” module.
If you have an interest in D-STAR I encourage you to register. You don’t have to own a D-Star capable radio yet!
If you have any questions about the K5URR Repeater/Gateway please feel free to contact Mike Eaton at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Upper Rio FM Society started its journey as a club in 1968 with the help of eleven enthusiastic Hams interested in advancing the use of the two-meter band. Today, the organization boasts nine linkable 2-meter and 70-centimeter repeaters (two of which are D-Star digital repeaters). The linking system also has access to over 40 additional 2-meter and 70-centimeter repeaters located around New Mexico that make up the Mega-Link and other affiliated systems.
Whether you are a new or experienced Ham, an existing URFMSI member or someone who is interested in joining our organization, we hope that this website is useful. Enjoy, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments or questions!
Report a problem: Have you noticed a problem with a repeater? If so please give us a shout at email@example.com
We wish to thank the generous support from: