Republic of Texas Repeater System W5DFW
Republic of Texas Repeater System W5DFW

N5UA 444.675 + Richardson, Tx CTCSS 100.0 Hz

W5DFW 442.975 + Keller, Tx CTCSS 100.0 Hz

K0BRN 443.425 + Watauga, Tx CTCSS 100.0 Hz

K0BRN 145.270 - Watauga, Tx Yaesu Fusion

W5DFW 442.975 + Plano, Tx CTCSS 110.9Hz (Low coverage)

W5DFW Remote Base - Norman, Ok

29.56MHz FM Receiver - W5DFW Keller, Tx

29.66MHz FM Transmitter - W5DFW Richardson, Tx

Carrier Squelch or 192.8 Hz CTCSS

W5DFW Network Repeaters & Links

10 Meters - 29MHz

VHF / UHF

W5DFW

The Republic of Texas Repeater System

It's a Science...

It's an Art...

It's a Hobby...

Fraternity, engineering, and fun

We design and build repeater and remote base systems on HF, VHF Low Band, VHF Hi Band, and UHF.

Each repeater utilizes Motorola RF equipment, a band-pass band-reject duplexer, and an SCOM 7330 repeater controller.

Remote Base radios utilized are manufactured by Motorola, Kenwood, and Yaesu.

The audio paths throughout the system allow for consistent flat audio pathing, so frequency response and audio levels can be adjusted for multipoint to multipoint audio path consistency.

If you are outside of the area, and the 10 meter band is open, don't hesitate to stop by and say "Howdy" !

Welcome to Texas
Welcome to Texas

Network Connectivity

The system of linked repeaters utilizes RF and RoIP links for interconnection.

Baseline (Normal) inter-site connection configuration:  All repeaters on the system core backbone remain connected, unless they are pulled off the network for maintenance or special utilization.

Individual Repeater and Remote Base Sites

Each individual repeater site has the capability of connecting to various remote bases and links on our backbone. One of the remote base locations utilizes a Yaesu FT-857D all-band, all-mode transceiver radio that can be controlled remotely for frequency agility, mode agility, and offset agility.

If you are visiting us via RF on the 10 meter band and would like to know what the time reference is between you and us, or, what the weather is like in North Texas, here it is...

Visiting us on 10 meters?

Visiting us on 10 meters and from another country?

The following YouTube videos show a little bit of our country's history.

" From the Republic of Texas... "

The ULS License Search enables you to search for a wide range of licenses in the Universal Licensing System. The License Search here provides access to the most basic attributes of a license. You can also specify more attributes combinations with the Advanced Search and search within services like Amateur using service-specific criteria. Please be aware that some combinations of search criteria may result in a longer wait. A unique call sign is assigned to each amateur station during the processing of its license applications. Each new call sign is assigned sequentially using the sequential call sign system, which is based on the alphabetized regional-group list for the licensee's operator class and mailing address. The station is reassigned its same call sign upon renewal or modification of its license, unless the licensee applies for a change to a new sequentially assigned or vanity call sign on FCC Form 605.The vanity call sign system offers you the opportunity to request a specific call sign for your primary station and for your club station. A vanity call sign is selected by the FCC from a list of call signs requested by the station licensee or license trustee.When transmitting in conjunction with an event of special significance, an amateur station may transmit the identification announcement using a special event call sign. Substituting a special event call sign may help call attention "on-air" to a station's participation in the special event and to the unique opportunity for the amateur service community to exchange greetings with the station. Each call sign has a one letter prefix (K, N, W) or a two letter prefix (AA-AL, KA-KZ, NA-NZ, WA-WZ) and a one, two, or three letter suffix separated by a numeral (0-9) indicating the geographic region. Two letter prefixes that are designated for regions 11-13 are not available in regions 1-10. Certain combinations of letters are not used. When the call signs in any regional-group list are exhausted, the selection is made from the next lower group.

The FCC offers amateur radio licensees the opportunity to request a specific call sign for a primary station and for a club station. A vanity call sign is selected by the FCC from a list of call signs requested by the station licensee or the club station license trustee. Military recreation stations are not eligible for a vanity call sign. To make the request for a vanity call sign, you can use either the Universal Licensing System or Form 605 Main Form and Schedule D.Also refer to the many frequently asked questions about vanity call signs.Obtaining Vanity Call SignsYou can obtain a vanity call sign using either the Universal Licensing System or FCC Form 605, Main Form and Schedule D.There are up to three different request types for requesting vanity call signs, depending on whether the call sign is to apply to a primary or a club station. The requestor may list up to twenty-five call signs in order of preference. The exact prefix, numeral, and suffix must be given for each call sign. Requests stated in general terms such as, "Any call sign with my initials" or "Any call sign having the prefix (or suffix)______" will be dismissed. The first assignable call sign on the list for which the requestor is eligible will be shown on the license grant for the requestor's station and the original call sign will be vacated.Objections to the assignment of call signs requested by another licensee or a club station trustee will not be entertained at the FCC. However, this does not hamper any party from asserting such rights as it may have under private law in some other forum. The FCC does not consider an individual to be a former holder where the call sign was originally obtained through bribery, fraud, favoritism or other improper means. A club station trustee of a club that has been assigned a vanity call sign is not eligible to apply for any additional vanity call signs for the club.Note: You cannot receive a vanity call sign from a call sign group for which your operator class is not eligible. For example, if you are operator class T (technician), you can only receive call signs from groups C & D. If you request a call sign from groups A or B, your application will be dismissed by the Commission.Call Sign AvailabilityA call sign is normally assignable two years following license expiration, surrender, revocation, set aside, cancellation, void ab initio, or death of the grantee. Where a vanity call sign for which the most recent recipient was granted pursuant to an exception to the two-year period, but the grantee was ineligible for the exception, is surrendered, cancelled, revoked or voided, the call sign is not assignable for 30 days following the date such action is taken, or for the period for which the call sign would not have been available to the vanity call sign system pursuant to Section 97.19(c)(2) or (3) but for the intervening grant to the ineligible applicant, whichever is later. Refer to the Sequential Call Sign System for how call signs are sequentially assigned and the grouping and geographic region attributes of each call sign.The following call signs are not available for assignment: KA2AA-KA9ZZ, KC4AAA-KC4AAF, KC4USA-KC4USZ, KG4AA-KG4ZZ, KC6AA-KC6ZZ, KL9KAA- KL9KHZ, KX6AA-KX6ZZ;Any call sign having the letters SOS or QRA-QUZ as the suffix;Any call sign having the letters AM-AZ as the prefix (these prefixes are assigned to other countries by the ITU);Any 2-by-3 format call sign having the letter X as the first letter of the suffix;Any 2-by-3 format call sign having the letters AF, KF, NF, or WF as the prefix and the letters EMA as the suffix (U.S Government FEMA stations);Any 2-by-3 format call sign having the letters AA-AL as the prefix;Any 2-by-3 format call sign having the letters NA-NZ as the prefix;Any 2-by-3 format call sign having the letters WC, WK, WM, WR, or WT as the prefix (Group X call signs);Any 2-by-3 format call sign having the letters KP, NP or WP as the prefix and the numeral 0, 6, 7, 8 or 9;Any 2-by-2 format call sign having the letters KP, NP or WP as the prefix and the numeral 0, 6, 7, 8 or 9;Any 2-by-1 format call sign having the letters KP, NP or WP as the prefix and the numeral 0, 6, 7, 8 or 9;Call signs having the single letter prefix (K, N or W), a single digit numeral 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and a single letter suffix are reserved for the special event call sign system.General RulesYou must hold an unexpired amateur operator/primary station license grant of the proper operator class, as described below, to request a vanity call sign for your primary station.To request a vanity call sign for a club station, you must also hold an unexpired club station license grant listing you as the license trustee.Your name and mailing address as shown on your current license grant must be correct.If your license grant has expired you must first renew the license. After the renewal of your license is granted, you may file a vanity call sign request. You can change your name or address at the time of your vanity call sign request, by filing FCC Form 605.The call sign you are requesting may already be assigned. Refer to the Universal Licensing System License Search for verification.The license of the former holder now deceased must show a status of expired or cancelled in the licensee database. See Section 97.31(a). This is accomplished by submitting a request that includes a death certificate or obituary that shows the person named in the operator/primary station license grant has died. Such a request may be submitted as a pleading associated with the deceased licensee's license and sent to:9050 Junction Drive AnnapolisJunction, MD 20701- 1150Or, you may submit an online requestIn addition, the Commission may cancel a call sign if it becomes aware of the grantee's death through other means. No action will be taken during the last thirty days of the post-expiration grace period on a request to cancel a call sign due to the grantee's death.The information for cancellation of a call sign must be submitted prior to filing the vanity application.