| Who, What,
Who is DPARS???
|| Mike Keitz
|| David Arrington
|| Mark Williams
|| Tom Mallory (Silent Key)
|| Don Williams
What is DPARS???
|Dismal Peak Amateur Radio Society (DPARS) is an Amateur
Radio corporation formed by the above six dedicated Amateur
Radio operators. DPARS was incorporated in the state of Virginia
on April 19, 1997. DPARS was formed for the purpose of supporting
Amateur Radio communications in and around Giles County Virginia.
DPARS is dedicated to providing the best Amateur Radio communication
available. DPARS currently provides 4 voice repeaters and
5 digital repeaters. The entire site is powered by an eight
2046Ah lead acid battery bank! These are extremely large batteries
which weigh over 450 each! The battery bank is charged by
generator backed up commercial power. The DPARS communication
site is truly designed and is ready for emergency communications.
Where is DPARS???
|DPARS's communication site is located atop Dismal Peak mountain
in Giles County at an elevation of 4150' AMSL. Located in grid
square EM97nf at approximately 37°14'54"N 80°51'19"W
which is about 9 miles SW of Pearisburg Virginia. The DPARS
communications site is monitored by an elaborate digital alarm
system activated by both motion and switches. The alarm system
announces intrusion and system faults over the voice repeaters.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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