Club Repeaters

Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club

 

Club Repeaters

The Western Illinois ARC established its first 2 Meter FM repeater in early 1969 making this club among the first in the nation to operate such a device on an amateur VHF frequency. The early history of the WIARC repeaters is detailed in a short article that may be viewed by clicking on the Early WIARC Repeaters link below. Thanks to Andy, N9XEO and Glenn Glessner, K9JJD for this information. Glenn was one of the local hams involved in the club in that era.

Today the WIARC sponsors three 2 Meter repeaters; (146.34/.94 MHz +123.0 Hz (FM), 147.63/.03 MHz +103.5 Hz (FM/Yaesu Fusion Digital Voice), 147.795/.195 Mhz (ICOM D-Star Digital Voice)), two 70 cm repeaters; (448.900/443.900 Mhz +103.5 (FM/Yaesu Fusion Digital Voice), 446.89375/441.89375 MHz (ICOM D-Star Digital Voice)). All voice repeaters are located in the NE Quincy area and provide mobile coverage over an area of about 60 miles in radius. All operate under the club call W9AWE. 

 

Repeater Details

146.940 MHz Repeater

Callsign: W9AWE/R
Output Frequency: 146.940 Mhz
Input Frequency: 146.340 Mhz
CTCSS Access Tone: 123.0 Hz
Antenna Height: 220 Feet Above Ground Level
Effective Radiated Power: 46 Watts
Controller: SCOM 5K
Receiver: Motorola
Transmitter: Glenayre
Special Features: Emergency Power

147.195 MHz Repeater

Callsign: W9AWE/R
Output Frequency: 147.195 Mhz
Input Frequency: 147.795 Mhz
CTCSS Access Tone: N/A
Antenna Height: 245 Feet Above Ground Level
Effective Radiated Power: 46 Watts
Controller: ICOM
Receiver: ICOM
Transmitter: ICOM
Special Features: Emergency Power. D-STAR Digital Voice (DV); Internet linked.
To Register: https://w9awe.dstargateway.org/Dstar.do

443.900 MHz Repeater

Output Frequency: 443.900 Mhz
Input Frequency: 448.900 Mhz
CTCSS Access Tone: 103.5 Hz
Antenna Height: 427 Feet Above Ground Level
Effective Radiated Power: 92 Watts
Controller: Yaesu
Receiver: Yaesu
Transmitter: Yaesu
Special Features: Yaesu Fusion FM/Digital Audio Repeater. Automatic switching between normal FM operation and Yaesu format digital audio. Emergency power.

147.030 MHz Repeater

Output Frequency: 147.030 Mhz
Input Frequency: 147.630 Mhz
CTCSS Access Tone: 103.5 Hz
Antenna Height: 535 Feet Above Ground Level
Effective Radiated Power: 92 Watts
Controller: Yaesu
Receiver: Yaesu
Transmitter: Yaesu
Special Features: Emergency power. Yaesu Fusion FM/Digital Audio Repeater. Automatic switching between normal FM operation and Yaesu format digital audio.

441.89375 MHz Repeater

Output Frequency: 441.89375 Mhz
Input Frequency: 446.89375 Mhz
CTCSS Access Tone: N/A
Antenna Height: 427 Feet Above Ground Level
Effective Radiated Power: 92 Watts
Controller: ICOM
Receiver: ICOM
Transmitter: ICOM
Special Features: Emergency Power. D-STAR Digital Audio (DV); Internet linked.
To Register: https://w9awe.dstargateway.org/Dstar.do