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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.
See Coverage Maps
for a graphic display of KBARA repeater coverage.
The KBARA system is also connected to the Evergreen Intertie, an
interconnected group of repeaters located in the northwestern United
States and western Canada.
The repeaters' frequencies, call signs and locations are as