About Our Repeater
The RCARA maintains a 2-meter repeater under the callsign KG4DVE, on a frequency of 146.940(-) with a PL of 107.2Hz. The repeater is located on Tarpin Ridge in north-central Boyd County, KY with coverage across Boyd, Carter, & Greenup Counties in KY, southern Lawrence County in OH, and northern Wayne County in WV. The club is in the process of upgrading the repeater with new hardline, an amplifier, and other improvements to increase coverage, along with the exploration of additional repeater & receive sites.
The KG4DVE Repeater also hosts an AllStarLink/Echolink node for digital linking & user connectivity. It can be found as node #49608 on AllStar, and node #975506 (KG4DVE-R). All users and direct-connected repeaters are invited to join us at any time. Information on connected nodes can be found through our Supermon panel at http://kg4dve.atcs.network:8085/supermon/link.php?nodes=49608
For over 40 years, the RCARA hosted one of the longest running 2-meter nets, meeting Monday through Friday at 7:30PM on the KG4DVE repeater. With advances in technology and changes in operation, we have evolved our net schedule and the KG4DVE repeater now hosts a net 6 nights a week (Sunday through Friday) meeting at 8:00PM. The KG4DVE repeater is also available for use by any area ARES coordinators & members in the event of an emergency or disaster situation.
Today, the Tri-State 2 Meter Net continues, but on a reduced schedule, seen below. We are always looking for additional Net Control hosts & any ham radio operator is more than welcome to host the net if a Net Control operator is not present. A copy of the preamble can be downloaded by clicking above.
Due to the addition of digital linking, those checking in are reminded to wait at least 1 second after keying to speak, to allow all repeaters to begin transmitting.
Sunday 8:00PM - London Regional SKYWARN Net. Connected via AllStar to KE4GJG 147.180 in London, KY. Covers most of Eastern KY, southern WV, east TN and southwest VA. More info on the East KY Weather Amateur Radio Network can be found at
Monday 8:00PM - Kentucky District 7 ARES Net. Connected via Echolink to KY4HS-R 145.910 in Morehead, KY.
Tuesday 8:00PM - Portsmouth Radio Club 2-Meter Net. Connected via RF to N8QA 444.600 repeater in Portsmouth, OH.
Wednesday 8:00PM - Tri-State 2 Meter Net. Hosted by the RCARA on KG4DVE 146.940(-)
Thursday 8:00PM - Portsmouth Radio Club 2-Meter Net. Connected via RF to N8QA 444.600 repeater in Portsmouth, OH.
Friday 8:00PM - Tri-State 2 Meter Net. Hosted by the RCARA on KG4DVE 146.940(-)
Saturday 8:00PM - No nets.
If you know of a net that you would like to see, or if you need assistance linking another repeater to our repeater, please e-mail Mike Sullivan at for more information.