Figure 2. Linked repeaters covering Dare and Currituck Counties
This system is the new one (for me).
Prior to this system being put into place, many of these repeaters were standalone systems that may or may not have received much traffic.
During emergencies, it was also difficult to communicate with all areas at once so this system makes it much easier to do so.
The Mamie 146.940 MHz, Kill Devil Hills (Colington) 145.110 MHz, Bodie Island 145.290 Mhz, and Columbia 442.725 MHz repeaters are all linked together with the Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands Linking System which provides coverage from the North Carolina/Virginia state line on Highway 168 to the north, Williamston on US Highway 64 to the west, and Ocracoke Village to the south.
The links are all RF-based with no Internet or other commercial wire-line connectivity required.
Other repeaters in Dare County
The 444.125 MHz (CTCSS 100.0 Hz) repeater on Bodie Island is linked to the Carolina440 network via AllStar.
There is also the 444.9875 MHz (CC 1) DMR repeater, also at Bodie Island, and 442.850 MHz (CC 1) located in Mamie that are linked to the NCPRN network.
These repeaters cover the northern end of the Outer Banks quite well. 1 |CC 1 | DMR, Brandmeister