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Since 1959

This site last revised 3-16-2017

Serving Los Angeles & all of Southern California 

      

SYSTEM NOTICES: 

Click here for up to date system Status and coverage of all sites

 

IRLP Node 3556 is on the air  as is  Echolink Node 8722

 

  

L to R KI6FGV, N6VI, K6VGPat Mt W

     

Marty  N6V  I on  the  Mt W tower         Verdugo     Repairs      4/21/12

     

>>>>>  MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION ... Click Here   <<<<<<

        

>>  IMPORTANT    DARN   AND  ARES  USAGE  GUIDELINES ..... CLICK HERE  <<

>> Why use Duplex ... DARN is a FULL DUPLEX system .. Here is why you SHOULD use it at all times <<

 

 

The DARN system is a friendly privately funded closed system. If you are interested, get on one of the frequencies

    below  and listen for for a few days.  If you like what you hear, Have a look at   "Membership Information"  

and if what you see in terms of membership requirements and privileges meets with your approval,

feel free to take a test drive of the system,  then if you are still interested  ask an existing member to

recommend you for membership through our existing member referral program.                   

                                                                            

To listen to a live feed from the DARN system go to  live.darn.org

CLICK HERE FOR

DARN SYSTEM STATUS AND COVERAGE MAPS

440 Repeaters ... Interconnected to System full time

Palos Verdes Hub,  DARN  1     446.740 -  PL 100.0

Mt. Disappointment,  DARN  2     446.240 -  PL  100.0

Mt  Wilson,                DARN  3     446.940 -  PL  100.0 

Verdugo Peak,            DARN  4     445.260 -  PL 100.00

Saddle Peak,            DARN  5     445.820 -  PL  100.0

Hi Palos Verdes,       DARN  6     445.280 -  PL  100.0

                             Santiago Peak,        DARN  7     448.920 -  PL  103.5    ( CLARA radio)

.    Hi Desert Palmdale   DARN 8     446.740 -  PL  107.2    

.      Otay  Mountain,     San  Diego     DARN  9     447.440 -  PL  107.2  (xmts 100.0 PL)

 Magic Mtn (Hiway 14 & Santa Clarita)    DARN 10    446.340  -  PL  100.0                               .

Santa Ynez Peak (Santa Barbara & N) DARN 11    448.920 -   PL  100.0                           .

 Cougar Peak, North County, San Diego DARN 12     447.360 -  PL     91.5                               .

                                                                     Johnstone Peak  DARN 13     447.620 -  PL  107.2                                                .

Two Meter Repeaters .... Interconnected to system  full time

Two Meters, 147.36+ DARN 20     Voted Receive             PL 100.0    Transmit Mt Wilson

Two Meters, 147.36+ DARN 21     Palos Verdes receive  PL   97.4    Transmit Mt Wilson

Two Meters, 147.36+ DARN 24     Verdugo receive          PL 107.2    Transmit Mt Wilson

Two Meters, 147.36+ DARN 25     Saddle Peak receive   PL 114.8    Transmit Mt Wilson

Two Meters, 147.30+ DARN 29     Otay Mountain   (San Diego)  PL 107.2    ( xmts 100.0 PL)

 

440 DMR Digital  Repeater (Mototurbo) 

 

440 DMR,     445.18 - DARN 33      Mt Wilson   ....  Of the air for modification and update

(Open & Stand Alone Operated by affilate W6NVY)    

Two Meters, 147.195 + DARN 41      Palos Verdes  PL 100.0 (Operated by affilliate W6NVY)

The repeater is open and stand alone .... not connected to the system

 

1.2 Ghz Repeaters ... Interconnected to system full time

Palos Verdes,           DARN 31    1286.900 - PL  100.0

Mt. Disappointment,  DARN 32    1286.700 - PL  100.0

Verdugo Peak,          DARN 34    1286.600 - PL  100.0

Saddle Peak,            DARN 35    1287.200 - PL  100.0

Echolink    Node  8722    (K6VGP-R)

IRLP     Node  3556   (K6VGP)

To listen to a feed from the DARN system go to  live.darn.org

The DARN system is a privately funded closed interlinked  multichannel, multiband wide area coverage repeater system that has been on the  air  since 1959. We have an autopatch,10 Meter,  2 Meter, and  440 Mhz  remotes,   Echolink IRLP, we are a Cactus Affiliate, and many other "bells and whistles".   We  support   the       Hospital Disaster Support CommunicationsSystem   of  Orange   County ,   the   Los Angeles   Section  of  the     Amateur Radio Emergency Service  (ARES) serving  the   greater Los  Angeles Area,  and the South Bay Emergency Communications Servirce Inc  group  serving the Beach Cities. We are always looking for a few new good members. Get  on one  of the frequencies above,  drop  by  and  liten a while.   If  you  are  interested, click  on

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Weekly Nets on the DARN system:        

Sunday 0930    PARC Party Line (Palisades Amateur Radio Club)

Sunday 1930    QCWA weekly net                                                .

.            Sunday 1945     DARN Chat Net hosted by Sam KK6HMP & Mike AE6VM

Monday 1850   South Bay ECSInc. weekly net                             

   Monday  2100   Los  Angeles  ARES   weekly  net                          .

 Last   Tuesday   2000   Los Angeles High Desert ARES Net               .                 

Wednesday 1900   Los Angeles ARES (S.District) weekly net                .

Thursday  2000   Los Angeles ARES (NE District) weekly net          .

            

Monthly     Brunch

 

Our next DARN Brunch will be Saturday April 29th at the Spitfire Grill

adjacent to the Santa Monica Airport. As always the brunch will start at 10AM

   

 

Click Here to see Previous DARN Brunch pictures

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147.360 - 446.740 - 446.240 - 446.640 - 445.280 - 445.820 - 1283.250 - 1284.500 - 1285.000

LINK TO SITE AND COVERAGE MAP

                              

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VIEW FROM VERDUGO PEAK ... 3000 feet above the San Fernnando Valley

VIEW FROM MT. DISAPPOINTMENT ... 6000 feet above Pasadena 

VIEW FROM PALOS VERDES HUB ... 800 feet above Torrance

                                   

 

                                                                                                  Repairs at Verdugo April 21, 2012 ... almost fallen two meter antenna!

                               

  

Bill (W6ZRZ) & Carl (KF6NSW) working on Verdugo circa 1998^^

                                                                                  

 

                 

                                                      
Webmaster                                                             Mogul

     Brian, WD6A                                                      Dick, K6VGP