Repeaters often can extend the coverage area of an amateur station.
Our club operates both a 2 meter VHF repeater and a 70 cm UHF machine, located south of LaSalle and east of Gilcrest.
There are many other repeaters that have coverage into Weld county.
100.0 Hz tone FM C4FMA Yaesu DR-1 repeater. The DR-1 will automatically detect both FM and Yaesu System Fusion (C4FM) and repeat the received mode.
100.0 Hz tone FMA GE Mastr Executive II
127.3 Hz tone FMA GE MASTR II repeater with an S-COM MRC-100 controller belonging to WARS member OJ, K0OJ. The machine was originally installed on top of Ross Hall on the UNC Campus in 1989 with the help of Andy Loomis, KE0UL.
100.0 Hz tone FM
E-power - WX
Color Code 2 DMRW0DMR.org
114.8 Hz tone FM
IRLP - Echolink
|Frequency||Tone||Call sign||More Info||Location||Mode||Notes|
|145.115 MHz -||100 Hz||W0UPS||NCARC||Horsetooth Mtn.||FM||-|
|145.205 MHz -||103.5 Hz||W0DMR||W0DMR||Horsetooth Mtn.||FM C4FM||-|
|146.625 MHz -||100 Hz||W0UPS||NCARC||Buckhorn Mtn.||FM||-|
|147.195 MHz +||100 Hz||W0LRA||LRA||Namaqua Hill||FM||-|
|147.270 MHz +||100 Hz||W0ENO||LARC||Longmont||FM||-|
|147.390 MHz +||Color Code 2||W0DMR||W0DMR||Wellington||DMR||-|
|224.520 MHz -||100 Hz||W0UPS||NCARC||Horsetooth Mtn.||FM||-|
|446.7375 MHz -||Color Code 2||N0AOL||W0DMR||Ft. Collins||DMR||-|
|446.775 MHz -||Color Code 2||W1VAN||W0DMR||Horsetooth Mtn.||DMR||-|
|447.275 MHz -||100 Hz||W0UPS||NCARC||Horsetooth Mtn.||FM||Echolink|
|447.700 MHz -||100 Hz||W0UPS||NCARC||Buckhorn Mtn.||FM||-|
|448.025 MHz -||100 Hz||W0UPS||NCARC||Budweiser Event Center||FM C4FM||-|
|448.800 MHz -||88.5 Hz||W0ENO||LARC||Longmont||FM||-|
|449.575 MHz -||100 Hz||W0LRA||LRA||Namaqua Hill||FM||-|
- The Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs stated goal:
- The CCARC produces a Colorado repeater map that is available for download here.
-- CCARC website --
It is not so easy to talk to a bunch of strangers and it is easier if you know a few of the unwritten (until now) rules.
- RepeaterBook is a worldwide database of repeaters. Searches can be filtered with many variables including location, band, and features (IRLP, DMR, Autopatch, etc.). Search results can be exported into a number of different formats for programming your radio, including the free and open-source Chirp software (see below).
- From the RepeaterBook site:
- RepeaterBook has apps available for both Android and iPhone that will filter results based on your location and/or other preferences.
- The service and site are entirely free and the community that supports the service is all volunteer. Individual participation is encouraged in an effort to keep the database current.
-- RepeaterBook.com --
- You can program most VHF/UHF radios with the free and open-source application CHIRP.
- This software allows you to store separate repeater lists and will work with many current and obsolete radios. There is no need to have a different piece of software for different brands/models of radios. A single installation will work with all supported radios.
- A supported radio list is located on the Chirp homepage.
-- CHIRP --
- Some FM repeaters have the ability to link to other repeaters using VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) technology. These systems are often open and are controlled with DTMF tones from a user's radio.
- Echolink and Allstar can also be set up without a local radio or repeater. A basic setup can be used on a computer with working sound and microphone. Echolink is the simplest to setup and use.
- From the Echolink website:
- From the Allstar website:
From the IRLP (Internet Radio Linking Project) website:
These are digital voice mode protocols that are all the rage now.