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NOTICE: The audio connection to the K7NWS (145.33 mhz) repeater in the Puget Sound area is down indefinitely. The connection to the KBARA system has been by way of an Internet-based IRLP link to the 9075 Reflector courtesy of Dave KL7M.
Communication between this repeater and the KBARA system is not possible until
further notice. As you can imagine, a high speed Internet connection at the top of a mountain is
not an easy thing to obtain and maintain. The K7NWS repeater is not a KBARA repeater so we do not have any control over how it is used. Questions about how, and when the repeater will be connected to the KBARA system should be directed to the Boeing Employees Amateur Radio Society (BEARS) who are
the owners and operators of the K7NWS repeater.
is a regional amateur radio club for the inland Pacific
Northwest region of the United States. KBARA provides
and support to owners of member repeaters and links.
itself does not own repeaters or links, rather it provides financial,
technical, maintenance and even emotional support to the owners of the
repeaters to make their ownership experience easier, and encourage them
to keep them up and running. KBARA also helps all amateur
operators understand and use the linked repeater system for the benefit
The primary purpose of the KBARA repeaters is to provide a means for
emergency communications within the Pacific Northwest, and secondarily
for routine radio communication. Most KBARA member repeaters are audio linked
in such a way that when you speak on the repeater near you, your
transmission is not only heard on your local repeater, but is heard on
all of the other repeaters as well. This makes possible a
system of amateur
communications coverage, extending the limited range provided by any
single repeater operation. Most
KBARA FM repeaters operate in the VHF bands and are linked together
covers an area from northeastern Washington
to northeastern Oregon, and from western Montana to central Washington.
As of July 2013, the East-West Evergreen Intertie RF link has been abandoned. Instead, a full time IRLP link has been installed. This allows
improved audio and less dependancy on RF links that had to be repaired
almost every Winter. As an added advantage, any IRLP linked repeater in
the world can join our system by simply connecting to IRLP reflector
9075. Invite your ham friends elsewhere to connect to IRLP reflector
The repeater frequencies, callsigns and locations are as