I have connected NCTC and FLG today since it will probably be a low traffic day on both networks and since NCTC’s formal Thursday evening net will NOT be held this evening. Thought it might be a good day to kick the tires. If we run into a technical issue or problem with the connections, it will be disconnected.
Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving, N5REL Nathan
The “North Central Texas Connection (NCTC), is a continuing work in progress. Without you, the donors, our technical staff and the various repeater owners and trustees, this system could never exist.
Most of the system is interconnected either by (420 Mhz.) full duplex links or NXU’s (Internet Extension Units “DMR, Wires-X, Allstar & EchoLink”).
Our primary objective is to provide a backup system for the National Weather Service and their weather spotters during times of inclement weather. Please Read: “System Protocol”.
The secondary purpose is to provide for you the Amateur Radio Operator a way to communicate in the Dallas/ Ft.Worth metro area and the surrounding cities providing for technical talk and typical idle time chat.
Numerous long hours, weekends, donations of equipment and funding have allowed us to create this project. We hope you enjoy the system as much as we have enjoyed taking old equipment and giving it a new purpose. We look forward to hearing from you, and hope you enjoy this valuable resource.
The system has a weekly net every Thursday evening at 8:30 pm. Check-ins are strongly encouraged from all over the system to stress-test the network and ensure the every repeater is working properly. This is a great time to practice operating skills and get to know others on the system, announcements, for sale items, etc. Net manager is Mack Avery KJ5MA and he coordinates the net control duties