Repeater Status

W4AVA Repeater System

Call SignStatusOutput Freq (MHz)Input Freq (MHz)TypeCTCSS ToneRemarks
Normal 146.625146.025Voice 107.2
Normal 146.745146.145Voice 107.2
Normal 447.625442.625Voice 107.2
Normal 448.625443.625Voice 107.2

146.625 Receivers

NormalArlington Govt. Campus/Washington Downtown; I-66N; Pentagon; Crystal City 
Arlington West
NormalFalls Church; I-66; Fairfax City/George Mason University (GMU) 
Rockville, MD
NormalI-270; Rockville; Gaithersburg; GW Parkway North Ridge (N-NW) 
Oxon Hill, MD
NormalRt. 210/295/301 in Maryland; Rt. 1 in Virginia; Reagan National Airport; National Harbor, GW Parkway South, Ft. Belvoir, Mt. Vernon (N-NE/S-SE) 
Haymarket, VA
NormalI-66 West Corridor; Rt. 50 West; Fairfax County Parkway; Dulles Airport; Manassas, Warrenton, VA (W-SW) 
Stafford, VA
NormalI-95 South Corridor 

The W4AVA repeater system consists of four repeaters: two repeaters on two meters and two on 70 centimeters. 146.625 MHz repeater reception is augmented by five satellite receivers. The receivers provide broad coverage of the national capital region.

W4AVA repeaters are open repeaters and may be used by Amateur Radio operators who abide by the ARPSC Repeater Use Policy, subject to the discretion of the trustee.

Please submit questions and/or suggestions concerning the W4AVA repeater system to the trustee at the e-mail address shown below.

Status Key

Normal – Repeater/Remote and related systems appear to be operating within design parameters.
Evaluation – Report of possible equipment anomaly or new equipment evaluation. Brief service interruptions possible.
Service – Service interruptions possible due to maintenance and/or testing.
Off-line – Repeater/Remote off air.
EmComm Standby – Repeater on standby to support emergency communications if needed. General amateur radio use encouraged, but general use may be suspended as circumstances require.
EmComm-Actv – Emergency communications activation (priority use). General amateur radio use suspended.
Event – Public service event (priority use).

(Suffix “T” indicates status expected to be of temporary duration; “U” indicates status duration undetermined but service restoration expected.)


• Please report suspected repeater problems to the trustee.

• ARPSC devotes considerable time and resources to ensure that the W4AVA repeater system satisfies the highest technical standards and best practices. On several occasions, after receiving reports of interference, ARPSC has conducted extensive evaluations of W4AVA repeater system equipment only to find that the complaining party’s equipment was at fault and/or its troubleshooting procedures were grossly deficient. Therefore, ARPSC will consider investigating suspected inter-repeater interference issues only upon receiving from the trustee of the affected repeater(s): (1) a written, detailed report of the suspected interference; and (2) a recent (5 business days) written technical evaluation and assessment completed by a qualified professional RF engineer that includes a description of the tests and equipment employed in the assessment, and clearly demonstrating that (a) the affected repeater and all ancillary components satisfy FCC technical requirements and best practices; and (b) the trustee of the affected repeater has employed all reasonably prudent means of mitigating interference. The nature of a response to an interference report is to be determined by the trustee in his sole discretion. Nothing herein should be construed as a warranty or legal obligation of any kind on the part of ARPSC or the repeater trustee.

Contact the repeater trustees by e-mail: