Kamiak Butte Amateur Repeater Association, Spokane WA


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KBARA (KB7ARA) is a regional amateur radio club for the inland Pacific Northwest region of the United States.  KBARA provides assistance and support to owners of member repeaters and links.  KBARA 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 radio operators understand and use the linked repeater system for the benefit of all.

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 single 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 using UHF radios.  It 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 9075 anytime.

The repeater frequencies, callsigns and locations are as follows:
Frequency / Callsign
(click for more details)

CTCSS Tone
Location
(click to see location in Google Earth)

Owners
RF Linked?
Repeaters:
146.74 Mhz / W7HFI
None
Kamiak Butte near Colfax and Pullman, WA
Bob-W7HFI
Jay-N7ZUF
John-W7OE

Yes - AK2O (223.90)
223.90 Mhz / AK2O
None
Stensgar (Stranger) Mt. Northwest of Spokane near Chewela, WA
Karl-AK2O
Yes - Hub
147.38 Mhz / W7OE
None
Mica Peak, East of Spokane
John-W7OE
Yes - AK2O (223.90)
147.36 Mhz / AF7JB
None
Stensgar (Stranger) Mt. Northwest of Spokane near Chewela, WA Glen-AF7JB
John-W7OE

No - Hard wired
to hub controller

147.02 Mhz / K7HPT None Lookout Pass on the Idaho-Montana border
Mark-K7HPT
John-W7OE
Yes - W7OE (147.38)
147.28 Mhz / KD7DDQ
None
Pikes Peak, SE of Walla Walla
Ken-KD7DDQ
Mark-K7HPT

Yes - AK2O (223.90)
53.75 Mhz / N7ZUF
100 hz
Kamiak Butte near Colfax and Pullman, WA Jay-N7ZUF
Yes
443.125 Mhz / KB7ARA
D-Star Digital Voice
Module B

Providence/Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane
Glen-AF7JB
Randy-W4LKS

No
D-Star Only

1293.3 Mhz / KB7ARA
D-Star Digital Voice
Module A

Providence/Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane Glen-AF7JB
Randy-W4LKS
No
D-Star Only

1249.0 Mhz / KB7ARA
D-Star Digital Data
128kbps Internet

Providence/Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane Glen-AF7JB
Randy-W4LKS
No
D-Star Data

Links:
Echolink Node KB7ARA-R (947272)
N/A
Spokane, WA
Glen-AF7JB Yes - AK2O (223.90)
IRLP Node 3636 (KB7ARA)
None
East Tiger Mt, Issaquah, WA
Jack-W7HNH Yes - K7NWS (145.33) &
IRLP Reflector 9075

IRLP Node 3638 (AF7JB)
None
South Hill, Spokane, WA
Glen-AF7JB Yes - AK2O (223.90) &
IRLP Reflector 9075

IRLP Node 3282 (AF7JB) 100 hz
Simplex Node on 147.40 Mhz, NW Spokane
Glen-AF7JB No - IRLP Only
All KBARA Repeaters use standard offsets and offset directions

Click here for a simple map of the repeater system


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