Welcome to the W4SNA repeaters page.
This repeater system was established to promote fellowship among Amateur Radio operators and to encourage 6 meter FM activity.
The 53.950, 146.790 and 442.6375 repeaters are located on Sauratown Mountain which is about 20 miles NNW of downtown Winston-Salem, NC. The 53.310 repeater is located on Young Mountain near Cleveland, NC which is about 12 miles NW of Salisbury, NC. The repeater system covers a large portion of Piedmont North Carolina and some of Southwestern Virginia.
The 53.310 is off the air because of antenna problems. Return to service is unknown.
442.6375 Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) repeater on Sauratown Mountain is on the air. The repeater switched to the Brandmeister network on November 13, 2021.
PRN talkgroups are not compatible with Brandmeister. Please do not use PRN talkgroups on Brandmeister.
Repeater timeslot 2 is reserved for local traffic on talkgroup 313715 All other talkgroups belong on repeater timeslot 1.
Sample codeplug: TYT MD-UV380 Brandmeister codeplug for King DMR repeater
Sauratown Mountain Repeater Building
View looking South from repeater site on Sauratown Mountain.
|Key your transmitter for one to two seconds before speaking to allow all repeaters to “come alive”. Failure to pause before speaking will chop off the beginning of your transmission on the linked repeaters.|
|When checking into nets on this system do not momentarily drop your carrier to check for doubling. This drops out all of the links. When you key back up all of the repeaters must “come alive” again before you will be heard. Let the net controller deal with doubling.|
|Follow the net controller’s instructions when checking into nets. Not all nets are alike. Correct procedure for one net might not be the correct procedure for another.|
|Pause between transmissions to allow a station with emergency traffic to break in.|
|Say the word “BREAK” three times if you need to interrupt a conversation or net to pass emergency traffic.|
|The Say Good Morning With Radio Net
|Friday Night International Open Forum Net
|All times US Eastern unless otherwise noted. Times subject to change without notice.|