This site last revised 2-13-2018
Serving Los Angeles & all of Southern California
New Site installed on Toro Peak 8171 feet above Palm Springs and the Salton Sea DARN 14
220 and 6 meter reapeaters on the air fully connected to system
Micronode (Echolink & IRLP + Dick van Dyke) BACK ON LINE
IRLP Node 3556 is on the air as is Echolink Node 8722
L to R KI6FGV, N6VI, K6VGP at Mt W
Marty N6V I on the Mt W tower Verdugo Repairs 4/21/12
>>>>> MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION ... Click Here <<<<<<
The DARN system is a friendly privately funded closed system. If you are interested, get on one of the frequencies
below and listen for for a few days. If you like what you hear, Have a look at "Membership Information"
and if what you see in terms of membership requirements and privileges meets with your approval,
feel free to take a test drive of the system, then if you are still interested ask an existing member to
recommend you for membership through our existing member referral program.
To listen to a live feed from the DARN system go to live.darn.org
440 Repeaters ... Interconnected to System full time
Palos Verdes Hub, DARN 1 446.740 - PL 100.0
Mt. Disappointment, DARN 2 446.240 - PL 100.0
Mt Wilson, DARN 3 446.940 - PL 100.0
Verdugo Peak, DARN 4 445.260 - PL 100.00
Saddle Peak, DARN 5 445.820 - PL 100.0
Hi Palos Verdes, DARN 6 445.280 - PL 100.0
.. Santiago Peak DARN 7 448.920 - PL 103.5 (xmts 88.5 PL) (CLARA radio)
. Hi Desert Palmdale DARN 8 446.740 - PL 107.2
. Otay Mountain, San Diego DARN 9 447.440 - PL 107.2 (xmts 100.0 PL)
Magic Mtn (Hiway 14 & Santa Clarita) DARN 10 449.640 - PL 114.8 .
Santa Ynez Peak (Santa Barbara & N) DARN 11 448.920 - PL 100.0 .
Cougar Peak, North County, San Diego DARN 12 447.360 - PL 91.5 .
Johnstone Peak, DARN 13 447.600 - PL 100.0
Toro Peak 8717 ft above Palm Springs DARN 14 445.280 - PL 114.8 .
Two Meter Repeaters .... Interconnected to system full time
Two Meters, 147.36+ DARN 20 Voted Receive PL 100.0 Transmit Mt Wilson
Two Meters, 147.36+ DARN 21 Palos Verdes receive PL 97.4 Transmit Mt Wilson
Two Meters, 147.36+ DARN 24 Verdugo receive PL 107.2 Transmit Mt Wilson
Two Meters, 147.36+ DARN 25 Saddle Peak receive PL 114.8 Transmit Mt Wilson
Two Meters, 147.30+ DARN 29 Otay Mountain (San Diego) PL 107.2 ( xmts 100.0 PL)
440 DMR Digital Repeater (Mototurbo)
440 DMR, 445.18 - DARN 33 Mt Wilson .... Of the air for modification and update
(Open & Stand Alone Operated by affilate W6NVY)
Two Meters, 147.195 + DARN 41 Palos Verdes PL 100.0 (Operated by affilliate W6NVY)
The repeater is open and stand alone .... not connected to the system
11.2 Ghz Repeaters ... Interconnected to system full time
Palos Verdes, DARN 31 1286.900 - PL 100.0
Mt. Disappointment, DARN 32 1287.200 - PL 100.0
Verdugo Peak, DARN 34 1286.600 - PL 100.0
Saddle Peak, DARN 35 1286.700 - PL 100.0
6 Meter Repeater ... Interconnected to system full time
Mt. Disappointment, DARN 62 51.960 - PL 100.0
Echolink Node 8722 (K6VGP-R)
IRLP Node 3556 (K6VGP)
220 Repeater ... Interconnected to system full time
Mt. Disappointment, DARN 220 224.56 - PL 114.8
To listen to a feed from the DARN system go to live.darn.org
Packet Operations on DARN
The following are packet radio stations operated by DARN member/affiliate KK6QMS. All operate on 145.050MHz FM. A hardware/software TNC and 2m radio are all that are needed to utilize this system which is esp well suited to disaster scanarios. For questions, comments, or to report a problem, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venice Beach- Node/BBS/Chat
QMSBPQ:KK6QMS-7 Venice Area BPQ Packet Switch Node
Magic Mtn- Node/BBS/Chat
MGCBPQ:KK6QMS-8 Santa Clarita BPQ Packet Switch Node
Verdugo Peak- Node/digipeater
VERDGO - node with Listen and CQ features
VERDGO-3 - digipeater
The DARN system is a privately funded closed interlinked multichannel, multiband wide area coverage repeater system that has been on the air since 1959. We have an autopatch,10 Meter, 2 Meter, and 440 Mhz remotes, Echolink IRLP, we are a Cactus Affiliate, and many other "bells and whistles". We support the Hospital Disaster Support CommunicationsSystem of Orange County , the Los Angeles Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) serving the greater Los Angeles Area, and the South Bay Emergency Communications Servirce Inc group serving the Beach Cities. We are always looking for a few new good members. Get on one of the frequencies above, drop by and listen a while. If you are interested, click on Membership just below:
Weekly Nets on the DARN system:
Sunday 0930 PARC Party Line (Palisades Amateur Radio Club)
Sunday 1930 QCWA weekly net .
. Sunday 1945 DARN Chat Net hosted by Sam KK6HMP & Mike AE6VM
Monday 1850 South Bay ECSInc. weekly net
Monday 2100 Los Angeles ARES weekly net .
Last Tuesday 2000 Los Angeles High Desert ARES Net .
Wednesday 1900 Los Angeles ARES (S.District) weekly net
. Thursday 1900 LA County Regional Red Cross weekly net
Thursday 2000 Los Angeles ARES (NE District) weekly net .
Below are pictures of the DARN brunch Saturday February 10th. Our next DARN
Brunch will be Saturday March 10th. See you there.
147.360 - 446.740 - 446.240 - 446.640 - 445.280 - 445.820 - 1283.250 - 1284.500 - 1285.000
VIEW FROM VERDUGO PEAK ... 3000 feet above the San Fernnando Valley
VIEW FROM MT. DISAPPOINTMENT ... 6000 feet above Pasadena
VIEW FROM PALOS VERDES HUB ... 800 feet above Torrance
Repairs at Verdugo April 21, 2012 ... almost fallen two meter antenna!
Bill (W6ZRZ) & Carl (KF6NSW) working on Verdugo circa 1998^^
Brian, WD6A Dick, K6VGP