-- Repeaters --

  • A large self standing radio tower
  • A DR-2x repeater front panel
  • A Yaesu FT-70D handheld radio with the frequency reading 147.000
  • Dave WD0HDR with an analyzer testing an antenna and Tom KN6VV watching

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.

- WARS Repeaters

KC0KWD 147.000 MHz +

100.0 Hz tone FM C4FM

A Yaesu DR-1X repeater. The DR-1X will automatically detect both FM and Yaesu System Fusion (C4FM) and repeat the received mode.
The repeater is located just west of the intersection of WCR 38 and WCR 39 on one of Weld Counties communication towers. Coverage is good into Greeley and the surrounding areas but only offers marginal coverage into the southern parts of Weld County.

KC0KWD 448.475 MHz -

100.0 Hz tone FM C4FM

A Yaesu DR-2X repeater. The DR-2X will automatically detect both FM and Yaesu System Fusion (C4FM) and repeat the received mode.
The repeater is located alongside the 147 machine. Coverage is good into Greeley and the surrounding areas with good coverage to the south into the northern parts of metro Denver.

- Greeley Repeaters

K0OJ 449.725 MHz -

127.3 Hz tone FM

A GE MASTR II repeater with an S-COM MRC-100 controller. This repeater belonged to Orlin Jenkins, known to everyone that knew him as OJ K0OJ/SK. The machine was originally installed on top of Ross Hall on the UNC Campus in 1989 with the help of Andy Loomis, KE0UL. This repeater is now owned by Marcos Fulling KB0VGD.
It currently resides on top of McKee Hall at UNC.

W0UPS 146.850 MHz -

100.0 Hz tone FM
E-power - WX

NCARC Kenwood TKR-750 repeater

KB0VGD 445.1375 MHz -

Color Code 2 DMR

Digital Hytera Repeater on the Brandmeister Network

- Weld County Repeaters

WD0HDR 448.925 MHz -

103.5 Hz tone FM C4FM

Yaesu System Fusion DR-2X located near LaSalle with linking capabilities.
Maintained by WARS member David, WD0HDR.
--> Info on using WD0HDR's repeater
--> The WiRES-X Bible

KF0GPS 446.200 simplex

Wires-X node # 02135 C4FM

Yaesu FTM-100DR with an HRI-200
Maintained by WARS member Mckay KF0GPS.
--> Yaesu's Wires-X website with tons of info-
--> Wires-X node info from the Winona, MN Amateur Radio Club

K0EB 449.925 MHz -

Currently off air for repairs

114.8 Hz tone FM IRLP - Echolink

Motorola Micor located south of Hudson.
--> Info on using IRLP and Echolink

- Other Area Repeaters

Frequency Tone Call sign More Info Location Mode Notes
147.390 MHz + CC 2 W0DMR W0DMR Wellington DMR -
147.090 MHz + 103.5 Hz W0DMR W0DMR Horsetooth Mtn. FM C4FM -
446.7375 MHz - CC 2 N0AOL W0DMR Ft. Collins DMR -
446.775 MHz - CC 2 W1VAN W0DMR Horsetooth Mtn. DMR -
145.115 MHz - 100 Hz W0UPS NCARC Horsetooth Mtn. FM -
146.625 MHz - 100 Hz W0UPS NCARC Buckhorn Mtn. FM -
224.520 MHz - 100 Hz W0UPS NCARC Horsetooth Mtn. FM -
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 -
147.195 MHz + 100 Hz W0LRA LRA Namaqua Hill FM -
449.575 MHz - 100 Hz W0LRA LRA Namaqua Hill FM -
447.800 MHz - fusion K0SVT SkyHub Milner Mountain C4FM Wires-X
448.400 MHz - 94.8 Hz N2SKY SkyHub Milner Mountain FM -
147.270 MHz + 100 Hz W0ENO LARC Longmont FM -
448.800 MHz - 88.5 Hz W0ENO LARC Longmont FM -
The WARS equipment rack consisting of two repeaters and 2 sets of duplexers with and unused and possible non-working power supply

- Resources

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Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs

- The Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs stated goal:

The purpose of the Colorado Council of Amateur Radio Clubs is to coordinate Amateur Radio Club activities in the State of Colorado.
- The Weld Amateur Radio Society is a member of the CCARC and our repeaters are coordinated with the council's repeater coordinator. Each year the council holds meetings in the spring and fall at varying locations around the state.

-- CCARC website --

Repeater Etiquette

You will see many different opinions concerning repeater etiquette. Basically there are 3 things to remember.

Here is a little more from the ARRL Repeater Directory

Find repeaters worldwide with RepeaterBook

- 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:

The site includes repeater and club information. Other topics of Ham interest include a stolen gear registry and EchoLink status database. Reasonable efforts are made to validate the data, but the quality of the information cannot be guaranteed. We depend on visitors to the site and local admins to gather and verify information.

- 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 --

Radio Programming

- 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 --

Echolink, AllStar, and IRLP

- 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:

EchoLink® software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities. There are more than 200,000 validated users worldwide — in 151 of the world's 193 nations — with about 6,000 online at any given time.
-- Echolink.org --

- From the Allstar website:

AllStarLink is a network of Amateur Radio repeaters, remote base stations and hot spots accessible to each other via Voice over Internet Protocol. AllStarLink runs on a dedicated computer (including the Rasperry Pi) that you host at your home, radio site or computer center.
-- AllStar website -- AllStar Wiki page --

From the IRLP (Internet Radio Linking Project) website:

The IRLP uses Voice-Over-IP (VoIP) custom software and hardware. Coupled with the power of the Internet, IRLP will link your repeater site or simplex station to the world in a simple and cost effective way. IRLP operates a worldwide network of dedicated servers and nodes offering very stable worldwide voice communications between hundreds of towns and cities. All this with unsurpassed uptimes and the full dynamic range of telephone quality audio.
-- IRLP.net --
Digital Voice Modes: D-Star, DMR, Fusion, P25, NXDN, and FreeDV

These are digital voice mode protocols that are all the rage now.