The “North Central Texas Connection (NCTC), is a continuing work in progress. Without you, the donors, our technical staff and the various repeater owners and trustees, this system could never exist.
Most of the system is interconnected either by (420 Mhz.) full duplex links or NXU’s (Internet Extension Units Wires, Allstar, and EchoLink”).
Our primary objective is to provide a backup system for the National Weather Service and their weather spotters during times of inclement weather. Please Read: “System Protocol”.
The secondary purpose is to provide for you the Amateur Radio Operator a way to communicate in the Dallas/ Ft.Worth metro area and the surrounding cities providing for technical talk and typical idle time chat.
Numerous long hours, weekends, donations of equipment and funding have allowed us to create this project. We hope you enjoy the system as much as we have enjoyed taking old equipment and giving it a new purpose. We look forward to hearing from you, and hope you enjoy this valuable resource.
The ETECS repeaters in Tyler, Smith, Lufkin, and deep East Texas are connected to NCTC for today’s inclement weather. Please be mindful of this. As the weather passes by the DFW area, it will still be active in far east Texas. As always the NWS has priority on the system.
For your enhanced NCTC experience, Peaster is now online: 442.450 156.7 +5mhz
Thomas Ketchum WA5TXI
The K2BSA Amateur Radio Association is dedicated to extending the reach of amateur radio within the Scout movement. Toward that end, we provide a great deal of Radio Scouting information on this website, through social media, and a regular newsletter. Key events include Jamboree on the Air as well as national and world Jamborees. Join Now if you’d like to support our efforts: https://k2bsa.net
Parker County Hamfest/Emergency Preparedness Expo – Saturday, November 10, 2018 – 8 AM – Noon
Cornerstone Community Church
2233 E Hwy 199 (Jacksboro Hwy just SE of Springtown, TX)
8 AM – Noon
$1 Admission $5 Table setup inside
Door prizes and new Yaesu 7900 Dual Band Radio Grand Prize
Ham Testing pending
Talk-in 443.200 NCTC Aledo Rptr and 147.160 Tri-County Rptr
KG5SQJ’s Practical BaoFeng HT Radio Programming 101 class is scheduled in the last hour of this event.
Get with a buddy, bring your stuff to sell/buy
If you would like to give a short lecture on some topic contact Daryl KC5SLQ at – email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob – KG5SQJ
This is a reminder of NCTC Protocol. Please take a moment and read them over: https://app-1536792694.000webhostapp.com/system-protocol/
I have transferred NCTC.info web page to another server. This server is free forever and free is free! It will take sometime for search engines to update their caches. If you have difficulty connecting, I would clear your bower history. Please let me know directly, if you have any issues with the transfer. I would also recommend verifying that your are stilled registered, via Blog email, on the web page to get important updates. The site will settle down in a day or two.
If all is successfully, over time, I will migrate the Domain NCTC to the new server. For now still use nctc.info to connect to the web page.
NCTC is still looking for a web administrator that is versatile/experienced with WordPress and Linux. COPPA is serious business and the admin will ensure compliance, maintain the site, and post current NCTC updates. Please contact me directly if interested.
On October 3, 2018 at approximately 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, FEMA is testing the capabilities of the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, also known as IPAWS.
Helpful information for Allstar Users. This corrects issues that occurred during the Hurricane. Turn off DNS on private nodes:
There are three options for node lookup. The default if not defined isNS. If you strictly want local then set it to local BUT in the very near future hamvoip users will be able to define private node groups and set IPaddresses for those nodes in the hamvoip registration system. When this happens and if you want to do it you would need to set the value to =dns Also if you are using dns or local lookup you will want to run the filelookup_onoff.sh script to turn off (disable) the file lookup system asit is not used. To test what method is currently being used for aparticular node use the rpt lookup command in the client.
Here is the text for setting –
; There are three choices for the way to
; nodes. Being able to lookup nodes and
; to an IP address and port is a requirement
; for proper operation of Allstar.
; NOTE – when using DNS lookup on all nodes
; a server the filelookup_onoff.sh script
; be used to turn off redundant flat file
; DNS lookup is the default.
; node_lookup_method=dns (Default)
; Uses hamvoip DNS lookup
; Uses Allstar flat file lookup
; Deprecated in hamvoip v1.5
; Uses local fixed routing defined in the
; [nodes] stanza below