Hello Fellow Hiking Hams,
Listed below is a state by state, traveling south to north, Appalachian Trail 2 Meter Repeater Guide. The listings are for repeaters that are within 25 miles of the A.T. My intent was for usable lowland and mid-mountain communications. Without doubt in remote areas only mountaintops will work. Sometimes you will be in one state and another state’s repeaters will work better, i.e., North Carolina & Tennessee, or New England. I suggest using a 5/8 wave telescoping antenna. The Notes/Repeater Location section codes are: [a] autopatch, [ca] closed autopatch, [POL] connects to Police and [WX] weather net during emergencies, [E,N,S,W etc] is the “DIRECTION FROM the TRAIL the REPEATER is LOCATED.” This gives a better idea where the coverage is, hopefully. I listed autopatches and POL so you can get emergency help. Announce that you have an emergency. A local Ham will be the best source for emergency phone numbers. Ask the local Ham to operate the autopatch. This method can also be used with non autopatch systems. Remember repeaters come and go. I doubt the whole AT is covered by 2 meter repeaters. Hopefully all these repeaters are available and will work when needed. Please contact me with repeater additions, deletions and other information for updating the guide. Thanks for your help. Have fun....... 73
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Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Gainesville (approach) 146.670- W4ABP Tone 131.8,ca,POL, AMTRAK & Bus Depots SE of Springer Mt Waleska (approach) 145.270- KE4PN I-575 & Rte 5/515 to AT SW of Springer MT Jasper (approach) 146.700- W4OOM Rte 5/515 to AT Springer 145.370- KB4IZF Tone 100.0,ca. SW Springer Chatsworth (approach) 145.250- N4YYD Tone 71.9,ca Rte 411/2/52 NW of Springer Mt Ellijay/Talon(approach) 146.985- KC4ZGN Tone 77, a,Rte 5/52 to AT W of Springer Mt Dahlonega 146.835+ N4KHQ Tone 100.0,ca,SE WoodyGap Cleveland/London 146.910- WB4HIG a, SE of Neels Gap Toccoa 147.330+ KA4DIP SE Neels Gap use high Elev Blairsville 146.955- K5PRE NW of Neels Gap *Approach Repeaters can/might be usable from the Trail.
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Franklin 145.490- NT4K E on Rte 64, 147.240+ W4GHZ Tone 151.4 Robbinsville 147.045+ KA4AIH Tone 151.4, W Stecoah Gap Waynesville 147.270+ N4SM a, E of Clingmans Dome 147.390+ KE4JMH Blue Ridge Parkway 167.175 Repeater Linked to Waynesboro, VA "10am Morning Report" has WX Mt Mitchell 145.190- WA4BVW E of Hot Springs
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Maryville/Alcoa 146.655- W4OLB a, POL,W of Fontana/Clingm Walland 146.685- KB4PIO ca, W of Fontana/Clingmans Pigeon Forge 145.270- KD4CLA Tone100.0,W of Clingmans Dome Gatlinburg/Cove Mt 146.850- WA4KJH POL, W of New Found Gap Morristown 145.450- KD4LP W of Max Patch Summit 147.030+ KD4LP POL, need High elevation 147.225+ WB4OAH a Greeneville 145.390- W4CUJ W of Allen Gap, 145.410- WB4NKM Rte NC 208/TN 70 Greeneville/Viking Mt 147.060+ KB4UG Erwin 147.165+ KF4BRS ca, W 4 miles 145.250- N4WXS ?POL, ca Johnson City 145.290- WB4SQC ca, W of Roan Mt 146.790- W4ABR ca, W of Hampton 147.270+ KE4FH a Bristol 146.670- W4UD ca, Low Gap, W on Rte421 146.880- WD4CYZ Bristol/Holston Mt 146.760- K4LSP a Mountain City 145.470- WD4OMO Low Gap, E to Shady Valley
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Abingdon 146.610- K4JP W of Damascus 147.345+ NM4L NW Shady Valley, TN Marion 145.270- KC4SKE Tone 103.5, N of Mt Rogers 146.640- N4QLF Tone 103.5, W Sugar Grove Elk Creek 147.240+ N4MGQ Tone 107.2, E of Mt Rogers Wytheville 146.775- WB3T Tone 107.2, a, POL, Wytheville/Bland 146.895- WB3T Tone 103.5 NE of ATkins Bland 145.350- N4AZJ Tone 103.5, ca Pearisburg 147.135+ N4AZJ Tone 100.0, ca Pulaski 147.180+ WB3S Tone 103.5,ca, E of Rte606 Blacksburg 146.715- AB9I S of Sinking Creek area Salem 146.880- WA4V E Sinking Crk,S of Catawba Roanoke/Poor Mt 145.210- WB4QOJ S of Cloverdale,Troutville 145.390- KAARO Tone 107.2 146.745- K1GG Tone 107.2, POL 146.940- N4AP a 146.985- W4CA POL, ca Blue Ridge Parkway 167.175 Repeater Linked to Waynesboro, VA 10am"Morning Report" has WX Phone# 800-727-5928 Fincastle 146.640- W4WIC a, SW of Buchanan Bedford 145.230- N4CH SE of Parkers Gap 147.105+ WB4JBJ Bedford/Apple Orchard Mt146.685- WA1ZMS Tone 100.0, 4200'site Forest 145.370- KC4RBA ca, SE of Petites Gap 147.165+ W8CXD Tone 114.8 Lynchburg 146.610- W4WWQ SE of Rte 501/Big Island 147.015+ AB4M Tone 131.8, ca 147.195+ WA4RTS Tone 136.5, S of James R. Lexington 147.300+ KI4ZR a, W of Buena Vista,Rte 60 Lexington/Rocky Mt 147.330+ KI4ZR 4300' site on AT Stuarts Draft 147.360+ KB4OLM POL, ca, N of Reeds Gap Shenandoah Nat'l Park 166.900 Repeater Park Phone #800-732-0911 Waynesboro/Bear Den Mt 147.075+ W4PNT POL,ca, on AT, N Rockfish Gap Staunton 146.850- WA4ZBP Tone 131.8, 146.970- W4WRN W Shenandoah Valley area 146.700- W4XD Staunton/Elliotts Knob 147.045+ WD4FOZ Tone 131.8, W Shenandoah Charlottesville 146.760- WA4TFZ Tone 88.5, E of Rockfish Gap 146.895- N4RAG Tone 131.8 146.925- WA4TFZ Harrisonburg 145.130- N4YET W of Swift Run Gap, Rte 33 146.895- N4RAG Tone 131.8 147.225+ N4RAG Tone 131.8 147.315+ N4YET Culpeper 147.120+ AA4VI E of Hazeltop/Big Meadows New Market 146.625- KE4FM W The Pinnacle/Stony Man Warrenton 145.350- KA3TQD E of Hogback 147.165+ NZ4N Winchester 145.210- N4RAG Tone 131.8, 145.350- KA3TQD N of Front Royal 146.820- W4RKC W of Ashby Gap Rte 50 Bluemont 147.300+ WA4TSC Tone 146.2, Snickers Gap
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Bluefield 145.490- W8MOP ca, N of Bland/Bastian,VA Princeton 146.925- WD8OGY W of Pearisburg,VA 147.225+ WB8NRK ca, need high elev 147.060+ KA8PNC ca Union 146.685- KB8CM N of Dickinson Gap, VA Charles Town 146.985- N8EIV KeysGap,Rte9,BlackburnCtr Harpers Ferry 145.350- KA3TQD Home of the ATC
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Frederick 146.640- K3ERM E of Gathland St Park 146.730- W3SOG E Burkittsvil/CramptonGap Hagerstown 146.940- W3CWC NW of I-70 Footbridge 147.090+ K3UMV SW of Smithsburg Thurmont 147.195+ N3EJT Tone 179.9,SE of MD-PA
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Gettysburg 145.350- WB3CVM E of South Mountain,Rt233 ? Chambersburg 147.120+ ? W of Fayetteville, Rte30 Mount Holly Springs 145.430- N3LKL a, N on Rte 94 ? Carlisle 146.880- ? N of Boiling Springs Shermans Dale 147.210+ N3FGD a, W on Rte 850 ? Harrisburg 146.760- ? SE of Duncannon 147.300+ ? S of Rte 325 Clarks Valley Campbelltown 147.165+ WA3ZFM ca,SE of Stoney Mt Lebanon 147.315+ W3EIA ca, SE of Green Pt & I-81 Pine Grove 145.170- WA3ZFM N on Rte 645 146.640- N3ILL POL, ca Pottsville 146.955- WB3CRX Tone 131.8,NW of PortClinton 147.345+ WB3CRM Tone 131.8, Tamaqua 147.105+ W3TI NW of Blue Mt Summit,Rt309 Jim Thorpe 147.255+ WB3ESS ca, N of Lehigh Gap Northampton 145.110- W3PYF SE of Lehigh Gap Nazareth 146.700- W3OK S of Wind Gap,SEE AT NJ Tannersville 146.865- N3EFW NW Delaware Water Gap ? Matamoras 146.760- ? Tone 100.0, N of NJ Rte 23 Twin Lakes 147.090+ K2KQZ NW of NJ Rte 23 & HighPoint
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Washington 146.820- W2SJT a, SE of PA Rte 33 Buttzville 146.730- W5EGX E of Fox Gap PA Rte 191 Great Meadows 146.805- K2OWR SE of Delaware Water Gap Newton 147.210+ N2WM E of Millbrook/Blairstown 147.300+ N2WM ca, E of Branchville Vernon 146.925- K2BOG WX, on Rte 94
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Monroe 145.310- WB2AAD POL,a,N of Arden/Southfield New Windsor 145.250- WB2BQW ca,N of Bear Mt Mt Beacon 146.970- WA2MJM ca, N of Bear Mt Yorktown Heights 146.340+ WA2TOW a, SE of Peekskill 147.015+ WB2IXR a, POL Carmel 145.130- WA2AWG Tone 136.5 SE Taconic Pkwy Paterson 147.255+ KA2BCD S of Pawling Poughkeepsie 147.045+ KD2AK POL, a, NW of Stormville 147.135+ WC2AGD Kingston 147.225+ WA2MJM W of Cornwall Bridge, CT
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Bethlehem 146.955- NF1E Tone 77.0,E of NY/CT line Litchfield 147.285+ WB1CEI E of Kent Torrington 146.850- KJ1M ca, E of Cornwall Bridge 147.240+ W1DND a Winsted 147.330+ W1EOO a, E of Falls Village
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Great Barrington 145.270- KA1OA Tone 100.0, POL, a Washington 146.715- WA1SFU N of Becket Pittsfield 147.030+ K1FFK W of Dalton Mt Lenox 145.290- K1FFK POL, W of Dalton Mt Greylock 145.210- WA1WMG 3487' repeater site 146.910- K1FFK WX North Adams 145.490- KC1EB West on Rte 2
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Mt Equinox 145.390- WA1ZMS Tone 100.0,W Manchester Ctr Marlboro 147.015+ N1HWI Tone 100.0 E of StrattonMt Mt Ascutney 146.760- W1GUA ca,NE Stratton,S HanoverNH Rutland 147.045+ WA1ONT a, N Wallingford Killington 146.880- W1ABI 4241' repeater site on AT Randolph 147.090+ WA1LYR N of Rte 12, Woodstock Barre - Williamstown 146.625- W1BD N of NW Mt Cube
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location Hanover 147.240+ W1GUA S of Lyme Ctr/Smarts Mt N. Haverhill 147.180+ N1QGC N of Mt Cube/Mt Moosilauke CannonMT-FranconiaNotch 145.430- K1HR Tone 118.8, N of Woodstock Littleton 147.345+ K1HR NW of Mt Lafayette N. Conway 145.450- N1KNR ca, SE Mizph Spr. Hut AMC Mt Washington 146.655- W1NH Tone 100.0, 6288' repeater
Town Frequency Callsign Notes/Repeater Location North Woodstock 146.910- W1HHO Tone 100.0,SE of Goose Eye Mexico 147.240+ N1BBK SE of Andover, need elevation Wilton 147.180+ KY1B SE Rangeley/Saddleback Mt Farmington 147.015+ KI1B SE of Sugarloaf Mt Skowhegan 146.730- KA1C S of Kennebec R,need elev Sugarloaf 146.970- W1HIG Tone 100.0, 4237'repeater Dexter 147.300+ KW1Q SE of Monson,need elevation Lincoln Center 147.000+ KW1Q SE WhiteCap Mt,need elev __________________________________________________________________ Here is a list of potential repeaters along the Canadian side of the Appalachian mountains. I have not used them myself, but I am sure some of them could be very useful in case of emergency. Repeaters on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River (Baie-Comeau, Sept-Iles) can probably be contacted when the hiker is on top of a mountain. -- Mario Vaillancourt, Feb. 8, 2002 Matapédia sector: VE2ROL Val Brillant 147.360+ VE2RTF Matapédia & Amqui 145.130- VE2RKH Val d'Irène, Amqui, La Matapédia 146.760- VE2RDD Amqui 146.760- VE2RDD Amqui, Val d'Irène, La Matapédia, lien réseau QST 147.375+ GASPÉSIE SECTOR: VE2GIT Ste-Anne-des-Monts 146.745- VE2RAS Matane 147.120+ VE2RIN Paspébiac, grande couverture de Matapédia à Chandler 146.820- VE2RBM Grande-Rivière 146.730- LOWER NORTH SHORE: VE2TPE Baie-Comeau 145.030 VE2RMH Baie-Comeau 146.970- VE2LMH Baie-Comeau 147.045+ VE2RBC Baie-Comeau 147.300+ VE2RNY Sept-Îles 147.000+ VE2RSM Sept-Îles 147.210+ VE2RDO Sept-Iles 145.190- VE2RNN Sept-Iles 146.700- VE2RRU Sept-Iles 146.790- VE2RSI Sept-Îles 146.940-
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Sources used for this guide (v1.2)
The ARRL Repeater Directory, 1996-97 edition
Southeastern Repeater Association (SERA) Journal, Nov, Dec '96, Jan 1997
U.S. Repeater MapBook, 1996-97 edition, by Bill Smith N6MQS
North American Repeater Atlas, 1995-96 edition, by Bob Matin N7JXN
Rand McNally Road Atlas, 1996 edition
Offical state road map for each state
U.S. Dept. of Interior Geological Survey Maps
Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker's Companion 1996 by ALDHA
Appalachian Trail Data Book 1996 by ATC