Rio ARC provides the following information to assist you in utilizing the local repeaters and nets.  Rio ARC does not own nor maintain any of the systems listed below.  Please contact their respective owners for questions or concerns.

Analog Repeaters

STARLINK

STARS Repeater System

All STARS repeaters use the 114.8 PL tone and all are linked on UHF.  STARS does not use Internet linking methods. Instead, all linking is done by RF, which provides far greater security during disasters. All repeaters have emergency backup power.  Map of all STARS Repeaters in the Rio Grand Valley.

Port Isabel
147.120

Brownsville
147.040
444.400

Harlingen
147.140 Harlingen Medical Center
147.200 Valley Baptist Medical Center
444.500 Harlingen 911 Call Center
443.625 (Armadillo Repeater. Must be a member to use. Armadillo is linked throughout Texas and by DTMF codes to repeaters in New Mexico, Arizona and Southern California. Contact https://armadillotx.org/ for membership information)

La Feria
444.275 Hub Repeater for STARLINK
146.700 Valley Wide Coverage
443.800 DMR (Color code 1. Repeater slot 2) Digital Voice

Pharr
146.760
444.600

Raymondville
146.900
444.900

RMS Winlink Packet and VARA FM Nodes 145.010

145.01 W5RGV-7
Pharr Connect via W5STX-10, W5RGV-10 – Packet or VARA FM 
VARA FM Digipeat W5RGV-8

145.01 W5RGV-9
Mission Connect via W5RGV-8 – Packet or VARA FM 
VARA FM Digipeat W5RGV-10

145.01 KD5MKV-10
Edinburg Connect via W5STX-5, W5RGV-8, W5RGV-10 Packet or VARA FM
VARA FM Digipeat KD5MKV-1

145.01 K5RAV-10
Harlingen Connect via W5STX-5, W5RGV-8 Packet or VARA FM or BRO -Packet only
VARA FM Digipeat K5RAV-5

145.01 W5STX-10
Harlingen Connect via K5RAV-5, W5RGV-8 Packet or VARA FM or BRO – Packet only)
VARA FM Digipeat W5STX-5 - Valley Baptist Medical Center

RMS Winlink Packet and VARA FM Nodes 145.770

145.77 WA2VJL-5
San Benito Vara digipeater – San Benito EOC

145.77 W5STX-1
Valley Wide La Feria - Packet and VARA FM – Digipeater W5STX-2

145.77 W5RGV-11
McAllen Connect via W5STX-2 –Packet or VARA FM
VARA FM Digipeat W5RGV-12 - Rio Grande Regional Hospital

145.77 KD5MKV-11
Brownsville Connect via W5STX-2 – Packet or VARA FM or BVU – Packet only
VARA FM Digipeat KD5MKV-5 - Brownsville

145.77 W5RGV-15
Harlingen Go Kit Connect via W5STX-2, W5STX-5 – Packet or VARA FM
VARA FM Digipeat W5RGV-6 - Valley Baptist Medical Center

145.77 K5RAV-11
Harlingen Connect via W5STX-2, W5STX-5, W5RGV-12 – Packet or VARA FM
VARA FM Digipeat K5RAV-5 - Harlingen

145.77 W5STX-11
Harlingen Connect via W5STX-2 – Packet or VARA FM or BVU –Packet only
VARA FM Digipeat W5STX-5 - 911 Harlingen Call Center 

RMS Winlink HF/VHF Gateway Stations

K5RAV on 80, 40, 30 and 20 meters 24/7 operation Harlingen
Connect K5RAV-10 on 145.010 or K5RAV-11 on 145.770 – Packet or VARA FM

W5STX on 80, 40, 30, and 20 meters 24/7 operation Harlingen 911 Call Center
Connect W5STX-11 on 145.770 – Packet or VARA FM

W5RGV on 80, 40, 30 and 20 meters 24/7 operation Harlingen Valley Baptist Medical Center
Connect W5RGV-15 on 145.770 – Packet or VARA FM

DMR Repeaters

RX443.3750 +5 MHz CC0
Harlingen, Cameron County KC5MOL DMR Fusion

RX443.8750 +5 MHz CC1
Harlingen, Cameron County KD4FJ DMR

RX444.3750 +5 MHz CC1
Brownsville, Cameron County KC5MAH DMR US BrandMeister US

RX444.750 +5 MHz CC2
Los Fresnos, Cameron County N5JLR DMR BrandMeister

RX444.8250 +5 MHz CC1
Brownsville, Cameron County KC5MOL FM DMR BM

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RX443.8250 +5 MHz CC0
McAllen, Hidalgo County KC5MOL DMR BM

RX444.9500 +5 MHz CC1
Mission, Hidalgo County N5YWH DMR TEXAS

RX447.475 -5MHz CC1 KC5MOL DMR BM
East Harlingen, Cameron County 

Local Nets

Valley Information Net - STARS Linked Repeater System ( See STARS Frequencies above) - Daily at 7:00pm central (0000 UTC)

ARES Net, District 3 - RioLink (See RioLink Frequencies above) - Weekly on Thursdays 7:30pm central (0030 UTC)

STX ARES DMR Net - South Texas Talk-group - Weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm central (0030 UTC)

SIMPLEX Net - 146.52 - Controlled from McAllen - Sunday 6:00pm (1100 UTC)

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