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CIARC - Repeater Network Status
Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club Repeater Network Status

The following table indicates the status of each repeater in the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club repeater network. This page will be updated whenever there is a change in the status of any of the repeaters.


Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club - Repeater Network Status
# Memory
Name
Call Sign Location Band Frequency
MHz
Offset CTCSS DCS Type Status EchoLink IRLP Notes
1 CIAR2N KC7MCC No Business Mt 2m 147.0200 - 100.0   Repeater OPERATIONAL Note 1 Note 2
2 KC7MCC No Business Mt 33cm 927.2250 -   023 Link Hub OPERATIONAL 8
3 CIAR2B KC7MCC Brundage Mt 2m 146.9000 - 123.0   Repeater OPERATIONAL 6, 8
4 KC7MCC Brundage Mt 33cm 902.2250 -   023 Link Satellite OPERATIONAL Note 1 Note 2 8
5 N7IBC N7IBC McCall 70cm 444.1250 + 100.0   DMR Repeater OPERATIONAL 8
6 N7IBC McCall 33cm 902.2250 +   023 Link Satellite AVAILABLE 3, 8
7 W7CIA W7CIA Cascade 2m 146.9600 -     DMR Repeater OPERATIONAL 5, 8
8 W7CIA Cascade 33cm 902.2250 +   023 Link Satellite OPERATIONAL 8
12 KA7ERV Pilot Pk (Boise Co.) 33cm 902.2250 -   023 Link Satellite AVAILABLE 4, 8

NOTES

  1. The link path has poor propagation and cannot sustain communications at this time.

  2. Linking to the KA7ERV 2-meter repeater, located on Pilot Peak in Boise County and operating on a frequency of 145.310 MHz with a minus offset and 100.0 Hz CTCSS tone, is only enabled with the permission of Rob Blout (KA7ERV) in support of Public Service communications or Emergency Communications. Use of the link in support of Public Service communications should be scheduled ahead of time.

    The intention of establishing link capabilities between the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club linked repeater network and the KA7ERV repeater are primarily focused on support of Idaho ARES activities, emergency communications (including exercises & training), and Public Service events.

  3. This repeater is experiencing audio level issues within the repeater controller. Maintenance is pending.

  4. When either the N7IBC DMR repeater or the W7CIA DMR repeater is actively linked to the CIARC link back-bone, traffic that is on DMR time-slot 1 on these repeaters will be heard on the CIARC analog FM repeater network. This includes dynamic (i.e PTT) Talk-Groups and Timed Static Talk-Groups. See the Brandmeister pages for these repeaters for information on what Timed Static Talk-Groups are configured on these repeaters (a link is available from each of the individual repeater pages on this site). When the link back-bone repeater at No Business Mt. is restored to full operation, bi-directional communications between time-slot 1 Talk-Groups and the CIARC analog FM repeater network will be possible.


It is highly recommended that stations operating on the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club linked repeater network familiarize themselves with the operating practices and recommendations described in the page titled: Operating On A Linked Repeater Network. This document can be found by selecting the Operating On A Linked Repeater Network menu item found under the Repeaters menu, or by clicking here.


Repeater Coverage Prediction

About Repeater Coverage Prediction

In each of the repeater coverage prediction images, red indicates strong coverage while yellow indicates weak coverage. Please note that the software used to generate the coverage predictions was authored in Canada, and uses the metric system to describe coverage prediction area.

Please also note that the predictions smooth the terrain by the prediction resolution. Any obstructions within the resolution area are artificially smoothed and will result in errors in the predicted coverage. The resolution is 500 square meters.

An example of how this smoothing produces errors in the prediction coverage occurs where the No Business Mountain repeater antenna is seen as being at the same elevation as Lookout Peak while the antenna is actually located on the north downward slope, relative to the peak and approximately 30 feet lower than the peak. The coverage prediction does not show the realized degraded performance to the south that the obstruction of the peak creates. As such, the predictions can be, and are, overly ambitious, and the realized coverage footprint is often smaller than the prediction. The predictions only approach an accurate value when there are no obstructions within the area of prediction resolution.


Brundage Mountain - KC7MCC VHF/2m Repeater

OPERATING FREQUENCY 146.900 MHz
OFFSET -600 kHz
CTCSS 123.0 Hz
STRONG SIGNAL COVERAGE 21,584 km2 8,334 sq. mi.
WEAK SIGNAL COVERAGE 41,845 km2 16,156 sq. mi.



No Business Mountain - KC7MCC VHF/2m Repeater

OPERATING FREQUENCY 147.020 MHz
OFFSET +600 kHz
CTCSS 100.0 Hz
STRONG SIGNAL COVERAGE 20,287 km2 7,833 sq. mi.
WEAK SIGNAL COVERAGE 38,363 km2 14,812 sq. mi.



McCall - N7IBC UHF/70cm Repeater

OPERATING FREQUENCY 444.125 MHz
OFFSET +5 MHz
CTCSS 100.0 Hz
STRONG SIGNAL COVERAGE 2,019 km2 779 sq. mi.
WEAK SIGNAL COVERAGE 3,540 km2 1,367 sq. mi.



Cascade - W7CIA VHF/2m Repeater

OPERATING FREQUENCY 146.960 MHz
OFFSET -600 kHz
DMR CC1
STRONG SIGNAL COVERAGE 4743 km2 1,831 sq. mi.
WEAK SIGNAL COVERAGE 10837 km2 4184 sq. mi.



CIARC LINKED REPEATER NETWORK - CONPOSITED COVERAGE PREDICTION

COLOR DESCRIPTION
RED This color represents the area of the repeater coverage footprint that presents strong signal coverage.
YELLOW This color represents the area of the repeater coverage footprint that presents weak signal coverage.
ORANGE This color results from the mixing of red and yellow, due to overlapping coverage from at least one repeater with weak coverage and one repeater with strong coverage, and represents the area of the repeater coverage footprint that presents strong signal coverage from at least one of the repeaters.



KC7MCC - Brundage Mt. 70cm Repeater Coverage (OUT OF SERVICE)

The Brundage Mountain 70cm UHF repeater has been removed from service and replaced by the Brundage Mountain 2m VHF repeater that is operating on 146.900 MHz. We are exploring opportunities to redeploy the 70cm UHF repeater at a new location.

Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club Repeater Network Topology

COLOR DESCRIPTION
RED Signal paths that are depicted in red represent the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club repeater netework, and show link paths that are available full-time.
AQUA Signal paths in aqua depict a link path that are enabled by commanded or by operation of a command scheduler according to a regularly scheduled event, such as the Idaho ARES District 3 Station Readiness NET. When enabled, communications between the Boise K7BSE repeater, operating on 146.940 MHz -Offset 100.0 Hz CTCSS, and the Snowbank Mountain K7ZZL repeater, operating on 443.300 MHz +Offset 110.9 Hz CTCSS, are possible.
VIOLET The signal paths in violet is established via a remote base and is enabled in the same manner as those signal paths depicted in aqua. When enabled, communications between the CIARC Repeater Network (i.e. repeaters linked in red or orange) and the Snowbank Mountain K7ZZL repeater, operating on 443.300 MHz +Offset 110.9 Hz CTCSS, are possible.
ORANGE Signal paths that are depicted in orange are commanded connections that are only available in support of emergency communications services, or in support of public service communications when prior agreement has been obtained. The signal path is enabled only by specified control operators within the CIARC or KA7ERV repeater organizations, and requires either prior agreement (in support of public service communications) or an immediate need in support of emergency communications. This signal path will not be enabled for casual use.
AQUA VIOLET
When both the aqua and violet signal paths are enabled, communications between the Boise K7BSE repeater, operating on 146.940 MHz -Offset 100.0 Hz CTCSS, the Snowbank Mountain K7ZZL repeater, operating on 443.300 MHz +Offset 110.9 Hz CTCSS, and the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club repeater network are possible.



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