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|
|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||5, 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|
|11||CIAR70||KC7MCC||ADAMS CO.||70cm||442.5000||+||DMR Repeater||OFFLINE||5|
|12||KA7ERV||Pilot Pk (Boise Co.)||33cm||902.2250||-||023||Link Satellite||AVAILABLE||4, 8|
EchoLink Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) access provided through this repeater over the 33cm link back-bone via the W7CIA repeater. Click here for web page with information on procedures and restrictions for use of EchoLink. Station operators that abuse or violate the published EchoLink policies and procedures may be denied access to the EchoLink service.
IRLP Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) access provided through this repeater over the 33cm link back-bone via the W7CIA repeater. Click here for web page with information on procedures and restrictions for use of IRLP. Station operators that abuse or violate the published IRLP policies and procedures may be denied access to the IRLP service.
The link path has poor propagation and cannot sustain communications at this time.
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 original analog FM repeater has been replaced with a Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) repeater. See the specific page for the repeater to view additional details.
This repeater is experiencing raudio level issues within the repeater controller. Maintenance is pending.
This note has been deleted as no longer applicable.
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.
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) linking is available, using either the EchoLink or Internet Radio Linking Protocol (IRLP) protocols, to any repeater that is attached to the Central Idaho Amateur Radio Club repeater network. EchoLink and IRLP linking services are provided through the W7CIA repeater. Strict operating guidelines are in place and operators are expected to consult the W7CIA repeater page prior to using VOIP linking services.
Stations found violating the VOIP policies and procedures outlined on the W7CIA Repeater page may have their VOIP privileges revoked.
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.
|OPERATING FREQUENCY||146.900 MHz|
|STRONG SIGNAL COVERAGE||21,584 km2||8,334 sq. mi.|
|WEAK SIGNAL COVERAGE||41,845 km2||16,156 sq. mi.|
|OPERATING FREQUENCY||147.020 MHz|
|STRONG SIGNAL COVERAGE||20,287 km2||7,833 sq. mi.|
|WEAK SIGNAL COVERAGE||38,363 km2||14,812 sq. mi.|
|OPERATING FREQUENCY||444.125 MHz|
|STRONG SIGNAL COVERAGE||2,019 km2||779 sq. mi.|
|WEAK SIGNAL COVERAGE||3,540 km2||1,367 sq. mi.|
|OPERATING FREQUENCY||146.960 MHz|
|STRONG SIGNAL COVERAGE||4743 km2||1,831 sq. mi.|
|WEAK SIGNAL COVERAGE||10837 km2||4184 sq. mi.|
|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.|
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
|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.|
|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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