PARC owns and operates three repeaters; two operating in Very-High Frequency (VHF) and one operating in Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) spectrums.
- PARC-1 (2m, Analog) is located in Pearland, TX. It is assigned a frequency of 147.220 MHz, uses a positive offset, and has a PL tone of 167.9 Hz.
- PARC-2 (2m, Analog) is located in Alvin, TX. It is assigned a frequency of 145.210 MHz, uses a negative offset, and has a PL tone of 167.9 Hz.
- PARC-3 (70cm, Analog) is co-located with PARC-1. It is assigned a frequency of 443.050 MHz, uses a positive offset, and has a PL tone of 167.9 Hz.
- PARC-4 (2m, DSTAR) is located in Pearland, TX. It is assigned a frequency of 146.490 MHz with a positive 1 MHz offset to 147.490. No DCS tone is being used at this time.
- PARC-5 (2m, Analog) is located in Pearland, TX. It is assigned a frequency of 147.160 MHz with a positive offset, and has a PL tone of 167.9 Hz.
General Rules for Repeater Operation
PARC asks all operators to use it's equipment in a responsible and mature manner. As such, all transmissions must adhere to FCC Part 97 Rules at all times. The following are some general guidelines by which all operators should conduct themselves:
- Repeaters are primarily intended to facilitate mobile and/or portable operation; those types of traffic shall always have priority.
- If operators can hear each other on a repeater's input frequency (e.g. the transmitting frequecy +/- the standard offset for band), they should QSY to a simplex frequency and allow others to use the system.
- Use the minimum amount of power necessary to maintain contact.
- Monitor the repeater in order to become familiar with the peculiarities of the system.
- There is no need to call "CQ CQ CQ" or make long calls on a repeater. Simply monitor a repeater to be sure it's available, then say "This is (callsign)" to indicate that you wish to use the system.
- Identify legally--at least every 10 minutes during a contact and at the end of it.
- Pause between transmissions to allow other hams to use the repeater.
- Be thoughtful and keep the transmissions as short as possible.
- Your transmissions are monitored by many listeners, including children. Act responsibly and never use the repeaters if you are in an impaired state of mind. Under no circumstances should profanity be used on any repeater.
- Don't let your conduct give Amateur Radio or PARC a bad reputation!
In order to use PARC's equipment, you must possess a valid amateur radio license with privileges to operate within the United States. In addition, all communications via these systems, including but not limited to voice, data, and keystrokes, may be monitored, recorded, and released to proper authorities. Your use of PARC's systems implies consent to this monitoring.