The N3VEM Repeater


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Towering 30 Feet Above Witmer PA

444.200+ PL 100.0

Allstar Node 56001

The N3VEM repeater mission:

Proudly Making the Amateur Radio Inclusivity Pledge!

The N3VEM repeater is open to licensed amateurs who affirm and promote participation by ALL operators, and who celebrate the diversity of race, color, sex, range of abilities, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, fursona, age, national origin, marital status, socioeconomic status, and physical characteristics represented in our community, according to the 7 principals detailed below:

  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person
  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to growth both inside and outside of our hobby and service
  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our community, and society as a whole
  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
  7. Respect for the interdependent web of existence of which we are a part

On the N3VEM repeater you will hear:

  • Casual and friendly discussions about whatever interests those using the repeater
  • QSTs and Bulletins of Interest to All Amateurs as permitted by FCC Part 97
  • Scheduled nets, that are in alignment with the mission of the N3VEM repeater.
  • Other nets, based on ad-hoc connections made by repeater users.
  • Conversations occurring on Allstar Node 55915 (Ham Radio Workbench) and Node 2105 (Pride Radio Network) as the repeater will primarily be connected to one of these 2 nodes when not connected to other nodes for nets, or transmitting bulletins. See schedule below.
  • Conversations occurring on other Allstar Nodes, based on ad-hoc connections made by repeater users.
  • International Welcome Messages (Via RF only)
    • Lancaster County is incredibly diverse! The languages you’ll hear are all the native languages of folx that live here! Hearing these messages is a courtesy to non-english speakers, and a good reminder for the rest of us of the diversity that exists right here where we live! These messages all equate to essentially ‘Everyone is welcome on this repeater’.

Allstar Information:

  • Repeater will generally be linked to node 55915 or 2105
  • Node Status
  • Connected Nodes Network map
  • DTMF commands
    • *1 XXXXX : disconnect from node XXXXX
    • *2 XXXXX : connect to node XXXXX in listen only mode
    • *3 XXXXX : connect to node XXXXX in transceive mode
    • *70 : announce system status
    • *711 : force repeater ID
    • *712 : announce time of day
    • *806 : disconnect all nodes
    • *811 : disconnect a previously permanently connected node
    • *813 XXXXX: permanently connect node XXXXX
  • Echolink connections
    • The repeater can also make connections to Echolink nodes and hubs. The syntax follows the above, but prefixes a ‘3’ to the Echolink node number, and pads the Echolink node number to 6 digits.
      • i.e. to connect to echolink node 908799 you would press *33908799 and to connect to to echolink node 1234 you would press *33001234

Other Repeater Information:



These items are played, or connected to, automatically based on the schedule below. All Days and times in UTC.

Default Connections

When not connected to other nodes for nets, the repeater will be connected to:

  • Ham Radio Workbench Hub from Monday at 05:00 through Thursday at 04:59
  • Pride Radio Network from Thursday at 05:00 through Monday at 04:49
Daily Items

These items are played daily, via RF only. When these overlap with other scheduled items, the other items take precedence over these.

  • 0:00 - Vietnamese, Dari, Pashto welcome message
  • 05:00 - Repeater ‘reset’ : reconnects to node 55915 or node 2105 as scheduled above
  • 14:00 - Arabic, Bengali, Ukrainian welcome message
  • 16:00 - Chinese, Filipino, French welcome message
  • 18:00 - German, Hindi, Korean welcome message
  • 20:00 - Nepali, Portuguese, Russian welcome message
  • 22:00 - Spanish, Swahili, Urdu welcome message
  • 23:00 - Daily N3VEM Repeater use & inclusion statement
Weekly Items

The repeater drops it’s default connections 5 minutes prior to the start of each of these nets / bulletins, to avoid accidentally getting multiple networks cross-connected. If you want to join these nets via the repeater’s Allstar connection, you’ll need to be connected directly to the repeater or directly to the node the net is occurring on. If you’re using the repeater via RF you won’t need to do anything - just hang tight and wait for the activity to start :-)

In most cases the repeater remains connected to the associated node for 2 hours from the start of net time, before reverting back to the default connections.

All days and times in UTC

Monthly Items
  • TBD
Nets and Bulletins mission alignment

There are likely many more bulletins and nets that align with the mission of this repeater - feel free to contact me with suggestions to add to the list. Please note however, that I would like to keep this list limited to bulletins that provide a feed or download, that can be played on the repeater, and nets that can be connected to via Allstar or Echolink. It is also my goal to, at a minimum, listen to a net at least once before adding it to the list. If you observe behavior on any of these nets that is the antithesis of the values listed above, please let me know and I’ll re-review.

While time restrictions will prevent connecting to all of these nets automatically, feel free to connect the repeater to any of them, or connect directly to them, any time you’d like to check them out. Please just be cognizant of any traffic already on the repeater or any connected hubs prior to connecting. If you are unsure, feel free to issue a disconnect-all command (*806) from your radio’s keypad if you want to be sure you aren’t piping a net onto a hub or node that may not be interested in the net.

  • If you speak a language spoken in Lancaster PA that doesn’t have a welcome statement, or you speak one in this list that is recorded with an AI voice, let me know - I’d love to get you to record a message for me!
  • This repeater runs AllStarLink ASL 2.0.0 beta, but uses Node RED for scheduled announcements and bulletin playback, instead of the default scheduler options in the AllStarLink configurations.
  • Don’t worry - the time announcements on the repeater aren’t wrong - they’re in UTC! The convention on many repeaters is to do announcements in local time, but I prefer following the UTC standard since this repeater will often connect to nodes outside of the US.
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