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Starlink Repeater System

The Starlink Repeater System is made up of six repeaters that cover Cameron, Hidalgo and Willacy Counties. These repeaters are linked by a UHF repeater that is centrally located In Blue Town, TX.  The mission of STARS is to provide communications, promote and advance amateur radio, in our community.


Sky Warn

 Classes coming soon to a city near you.

While no definite dates or locations have been set for 2016 SKYWARN classes the National Weather Service of Brownsville says that they are working on setting up training classes for sometime in the near future. These classes are aimed at individuals that are at least 18 years of age due to the technical aspects of the training material that will be presented. If you would like to pre-register for SKYWARN classes send an email to Patrick Patterson Please include your name, address, phone number where you can be reached and your call sign. This information will be forwarded to the Brownsville - National Weather Service.

NOAA Skywarn


The Official Website for the South Texas Amateur Repeater Society. For over thirty years, STARS has provided quality amateur radio communications in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. The W5RGV website is for the ham radio community and by the ham radio community. With the help of many different hams W5RGV will continue to keep the amateur radio community updated. STARS continually strives to promote amateur radio in the local community and improve the amateur communication systems in the Rio Grand Valley. STARS hopes this site is beneficial to you and looks forward to any comments or contributions you may have to help make this site informative to you and others in our community. Group sections are available to the different ham groups here in the valley. Just send an email to and I will be happy to setup a directory where you can set up a web page your your group.

The Rio Grande Valley’s #1 Christian Radio Station, for providing tower space for the 146.700 ,444.275 repeaters, the145.010 W5RGV-1 packet node and Internet connection for IRLP Node 3279. KVMV 96.9 has made a major contribution to help STARS provide effective emergency communications to the Rio Grand Valley.

The Amateur Radio community would like to say THANK YOU to KVMV and Chief Engineer: Jessie Sepulveda for all your help.

Welcome to W5RGV


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