The CAUHF Group has two of Central Arkansas’ best UHF repeaters. “Three Dot O” or 443.000 has just been moved to the Little Rock Midtown area, near Markham and University. The PL tone is 100.0. This heavy duty machine is built around a Motorola MSF-5000 commercial grade repeater. The coverage area extends out about 25 miles. With a 35-50W mobile, this repeater easily reaches Conway, Jacksonville, Lonoke and Benton. Also, this is your best bet for Handie-Talkie coverage in the downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock area and beyond.
“Eight Five” is the nickname for 444.850, and resides at the Arkansas School for the Blind (ASB). The PL tone is 114.8. ASB is located on a high peak about 1/2 mile west of the Capitol Complex. This is a small 20W machine with a coverage area that is basically just Little Rock and North Little Rock–maybe a five or six mile radius of the downtown area. Still, you can easily talk on this machine using a Handie Talkie anywhere in the downtown area, or using a mobile radio, you can hit it from a little farther out.
Please make sure you have these frequencies and PL tones programmed into your radios. And remember, these machines are NOT LINKED into the AR Links System–OR to each other.