NCPA Digital Database

Who can use this database?


Any amateur radio operator in California who is within the NCPA jurisdiction, and who operates a digital station*,(a.k.a.the Sysop) and that would like to list their station information in our database, is welcome to do so.

If you are the Sysop of a station in lower Oregon, or western Nevada, and are within the California sphere of influence, (also known as 'Border Stations') and used to have your station listed in our database, the NCPA digital database no longer will contain those records. We do apologies for any inconvenience this causes California border stations.

Anyone is welcome to search through the database. Registration in not required for searching the database. However, you must register if you plan on entering and maintaining records for stations that you are the sysop.

*Digital Repeaters are not covered in this database. The Federal Communications Commission has ruled that all repeaters (even digital repeaters) must stay within the 'Repeater Sub-Band' of the regional band plan, and not operate in the digital portion of the 'Sub-Band'. (See the FCC ruling on that HERE.)

Digital repeater owners in the NCPA region should contact the Northern Amateur Relay Council of California, (NARCC), for assistance in getting their repeater coordinated and/or listed in the NARCC database.

The NCPA region covers the same area as NARCC. The NCPA service area map can be found HERE.



Rules for entering data into this database


Thank you for taking the time to add your digital station information to our database. We want to take this opportunity to ensure that the data you enter conforms to the proper format. Using the link below, you can download the instruction sheet and go ever each field that the database uses.

The PDF instruction sheet describes what information is valid for the various fields, and what information is considered incorrect. Most fields are self-explanatory. But, some fields do require you to have a little understanding of what we are looking for.

As a general rule, most data (not all) pertains to the digital equipment, and not the sysop.

Special note for stations that use multiple frequencies. Please make a separate entry for every frequency your station uses. So, if you're a BBS and you have three total frequencies, then you should have three total entries for that BBS.

You can download the PDF instruction sheet HERE.



Color Coded Records


The Coordination Status field shows if a particular station is Coordinated, Uncoordinated, or Pending.

There is a fourth status called 'VIOLATION'. See information at the bottom of the page for a station flagged with a Violation.

If the record shows 'n/a' it does not qualify for coordination.

At this time, only BBS's, DX Spotting, and Forwarding stations will show a coordination status. Also, the coordination status can not be set by a regular user. This field can only be set by a Database Administrator.

If records contain one of the four possible statuses, the field will be colored as indicated below.



Coordinated

Un-Coordinated

Pending

Violation

Yellow indicates a station that has been identified as being in violation of the band plan.
For example, an WINLINK station using a frequency for KEYBOARD-to-KEYBOARD.