Channel Set Revision

ARES Group

Channel Set

Revision Date

Name

Revision Notes

Delco ARES ICOM VHF/UHF Feb 18, 2020 18FEB20 - Inital 880H Memory Readout of the ID-880H channel programming, pre dates 18FEB2020, no changes
Delco ARES ICOM VHF/UHF Mar 01, 2020 01MAR20 - Incorporate CK review changes Incorportate Chris Kelleher (CK) W3CTK review comments incorporated,
completely (C) or partial (P) or need to discuss (ND).

Initials,
Michael Thomas (MT) - KB3SUS
Mike Korejwo (MK) - KB3HMR
Robert Famiglio (RF) - K3RF

1. (CK) (ND) Channels # 7 & 41 are duplicates. 7 appears to be correctly named.
(MK) this relates to comment 6 channel naming, need to discuss, sometimes several repeaters have the same call sign. I believe W3AEC and N3AEC occupie several channels opertating in different modes (FM, DSTAR Voice).

2. (CK) (C) Channels # 40 & 100 are both listed online with PL Tone of 100.0.
ARCC lists the PL TONE: 131.8 also checked the Repeater Book that also lists the PL tone as 131.8. No change.
(MK) Added REV HISTORY sheet, links to the arcc-inc.org (Area Repeter Coordination Council) for PA & NJ and TMARC for DE. This is the authority for repeaters unless it is purposfully not listed (what then??? MK).

3. (CK) (ND) Digital Channels 12, 13, 15 & 19 I couldn't find information online to validate.
(MK) Need to discuss, these are the DSTAR ARES channels the delcoares.org site, http://www.delcoares.org/ARES%20Repeaters.htm has good basic information but has many errors due to changes over the past 10 years. The site need updating. This channel memories update effort will be used to update the web site.

4. (CK) FM Channels 34, 73, 81, 84 & 85 again I couldn't find information online to validate.
(MK) Did not look at this yet as of 01MAR2020.

5. (CK) (C) For the channel numbers, I like the sequences that were used, leaving gaps in between, keeping our channels up top, and grouping areas together. I would just suggest reserving 0 for a version number of the channels programmed into the radio, and keep them from 01-99.
(MK) Agreed done.

6. (CK) (ND) For channel naming, I prefer the station call sign over a location name, and initials like DC if they are DelcoARES specific. Of course everyone has their own personal preference here, and I doubt we'll be able to come up with something we all agree with, and that will display on all of the radio units we use.
(MK) Not sure how to proceed on this one. I think the call sign with a unique suffix as Chris recommends is a good way to go. Any reason that this may not work?

7. (CK) (ND))At the very least, the channel names should be unique. The ones here have some multiples for the same location name, making it very difficult to coordinate which channel to,use.
(MK)Agreed, need to sort out some of the previous issues first.
Delco ARES ICOM VHF/UHF Mar 03, 2020 03MAR20 - Resequence Channels Resequence channel numbers
Delco ARES ICOM VHF/UHF Aug 17, 2020 17AUG20 - Minor channel corrections DELETED CHANNELS: 22, 35, 77, 88, 89 (These were old placeholder channels which are no longer in use)

RENUMBER CHANNELS: 90 to 88 (W3BXW VINELAND), 20 to 25 (K3PDR U WYNDMOOR), 8 to 15 (EPA R1 N3KZ PHILADELPHIA)

W3BXW Vineland NJ renumbered and changed according to ARCC information.

ADDED CHANNELS: 43 (CC R4 W3EOC COATESVILLE) Chester County W3EOC backup unlinked channel in Coatesville.

CORRECTED CHANNELS: 21, 23, 24
DSTAR Digital Channels Corrected.
21 - W3EOC - Chester County DSTAR Digital.
23 - AA3E - Montgomery County DSTAR Digital.
24 - K2EOC - Camden County DSTAR Digital.

VARIOUS CHANNELS - Descriptions updated for consistency.
Delco ARES ICOM VHF/UHF Aug 19, 2020 19AUG20 - Consistent Prefixes on all, minor channel corrections ALL CHANNELS - Added Prefixes to all channels for consistency. Added prefixes "?A" for amatuer stations

VARIOUS CHANNELS - Descriptions and abbreviations updated for consistency.

CHANNELS - Delco DSTAR Switched Channels 10, 11 and 12, 13 to put primary DSTAR West first in order.
Location “FAIR ACRES” changed to “LIMA” for Delstar West to match DSTAR location name.
Delco ARES ICOM VHF/UHF Aug 24, 2020 24AUG20 - Changes for Bucks County Channels W3SK, K3DN W3SK Channel Number changed from 60 to 66, renamed.

K3DN Channel Added as 60, Primary Bucks Co ARES.

Added Channel 19, DSTAR Simplex Calling Channel.
Delco ARES ICOM VHF/UHF Sep 01, 2020 01SEP20 - Added Channel 8, 67, corrected call sign Channel 7 Corrected channel 7 call sign W3KG

Added new channel 8 for W3AWA UHF O2

Added new channel 67 for MCAR PAARC Net on Wednesdays
Delco ARES ICOM VHF/UHF Sep 22, 2020 22SEP20 - Added Channels for N3KZ 48, 77, 89, 90, 99 N3KZ Repeaters added at suggestion of Bob K3RF

48 - CA N3KZ VALLEY FORGE
77 - PA N3KZ PHILADELPHIA
89 - NJ N3KZ V WATERFORD WORKS
90 - NJ N3KZ U WATERFORD WORKS
99 - DE N3KZ WILMINGTON

Delco DSTAR Channels, moved channels 10-13 up by 1 each to 11-14. Moved simplex DSTAR from channel 19 to 10.