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  • There are a number of VHF and UHF (FM, D-Star and DMR) repeaters available to amateur radio operators in the Iowa City area. Most are club-operated repeaters, but some are individually owned and operated.

    An excellent introduction to how repeaters work, including proper operating procedures, is available here as an Adobe Acrobat PDF document titled "Repeaters - what are they and how to use them". It will be well worth your time to read this article, and perhaps even print a copy for ready reference.

    Repeater frequency assignments in Iowa are coordinated by the Iowa Repeater Council, Inc. We have a condensed version of the complete Iowa Repeater Council list of all repeaters in Iowa available here. Repeaters on 28 MHz, 50 MHz, 144 MHz, 220 Mhz, 440 MHz and 927 MHz are included on this list.

    There are several web sites that list repeaters nation-wide. The oldest and most prominent is ARTSCI Publishing, but other up-and-coming sites are USRepeaters.com and RepeaterBook.com. The excellent ARRL Repeater Directory® book (now in only the desktop edition), is available from the ARRL Product Catalog.

    For your convenience, we have prepared a map of two meter repeaters within about 75 miles of Iowa City. (The map has a 50-mile radius circle drawn on it for reference.)

    The following tables list all of the VHF and UHF repeaters that we are aware of within 50 miles of Iowa City. We have provided three different versions of the data, each with a different sort order: by QTH, by Frequency and by Distance From Iowa City. If you know of any repeaters that we have missed, or if we have listed some that are no longer active, please drop us an with details (copy & paste email address>).

    For your convenience, we have prepared a "CHIRP" file from this repeater list, minus DMR repeaters. If you are not familiar with CHIRP, it is free and (nearly) universal radio programming software. It is available from http://chirp.danplanet.com/.   Our CHIRP data file (sorted by frequency) is here: IowaCityAreaRepeaters.csv. (This feature is provided as the result of a suggestion by Cam, W7CAM. Thank you, Cam!)
    Last updated "Jul 12 2017", so it needs rework (CAM???)

    Output Tone:
    W0JV Repeater (146.850) may be configured to emit a sub-audible tone and it is listed in the table in parands after the input tone.
    This is intended to allow yout to reject carrier from other repeaters operating on the same frequency.
    If you don't enable this feature you will still receive traffic.

    Local Area Repeaters by QTH
    City ST Frequency, MHz PL Tone
    Hz
    (output tone)
    Callsign Distance
    from Iowa City
    Sponsor (Notes)
    Output Offset Input
    Anamosa IA145.390 -0.600 144.790 77.0 WØCWP36.1 Miles NNEJones County ARC
    Anamosa IA442.750 5.000 447.750   K7PEM36.1 Miles NNE
    Cedar Rapids IA145.150 -0.600 144.550 192.8 WØWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA145.190 -0.600 144.590 192.8 NØDX28.4 Miles NNWEastern Iowa DX Assn
    Cedar Rapids IA146.745 -0.600 146.145 192.8 WØGQ28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA147.090 0.600 147.690 192.8 WØWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA224.940 -1.600 223.340 192.8 WØWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA443.000 5.000 448.000 192.8 WØVCK26.7 Miles NNWVenture Crew
    Cedar Rapids IA443.600 5.000 448.600 192.8 WØGQ28.6 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA443.800 5.000 448.800 192.8 NØMA33 Miles NNW
    Cedar Rapids IA444.075 5.000 449.075   N3AVA28.4 Miles NNW
    Cedar Rapids IA927.113 -25.000 902.113 D432 WØIY26.7 Miles NNW
    Chelsea IA442.125 5.000 447.125 151.4 WDØGAT50.7 Miles WNW
    Coralville IA147.150 0.600 147.750 192.8 WØFDA4.1 Miles WKØGH
    Coralville IA443.775 5.000 448.775 CC1 KØGH4.1 Miles WKØGH (DMR)
    Coralville IA444.750 5.000 449.750 151.4 KØGH4.1 Miles WKØGH
    Davenport IA146.700 -0.600 146.100 77.0 WØBXR48.4 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
    Davenport IA146.880 -0.600 146.280 77.0 WØBXR47.5 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
    Davenport IA146.940 -0.600 146.340 100.0 WØBXR48.1 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
    Fairport IA444.950 5.000 449.950 100.0 N2AM33.2 Miles SE
    Garrison IA145.230 -0.600 144.630 141.3 KØDKS49.5 Miles NW
    Iowa City IA145.270 -0.600 144.670 192.8 KDØMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
    Iowa City IA145.470 -0.600 144.870 100.0 KEØBX4.9 Miles ESENØRXD (EchoLink)
    Iowa City IA146.850 -0.600 146.250 192.8(162.2)WØJV2.0 Miles NEIowa City ARC
    Iowa City IA442.150 5.000 442.150 192.8 KDØMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
    Mt. Pleasant IA147.165 0.600 147.765 156.7 WØMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
    Mt. Pleasant IA147.390 0.600 147.990   WØMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
    Mt. Pleasant IA444.525 5.000 449.525 CC1 WBØVHB44.3 Miles S(DMR)
    Muscatine IA146.910 -0.600 146.310 192.8 KCØAQS27 Miles SEMuscatine ARC
    Muscatine IA444.275 5.000 449.275 192.8 WAØVUS27 Miles SE
    Muscatine IA444.400 5.000 449.400 192.8 KCØWWV27 Miles SE
    Victor IA444.950 5.000 449.950 CC KØTSK41.9 Miles WNW(DMR)
    Washington IA147.045 0.600 147.645 146.2 WØARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
    Washington IA443.700 5.000 448.700 146.2 WØARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
    Rock Island IL146.775 -0.600 146.175 100.0 W9QCR48.2 Miles ESEQuad Cities Repeater
    Rock Island IL440.831 5.000 445.831   W9QCR48.2 Miles ESEQuad Cities Repeater
    Rock Island IL444.900 5.000 449.900 100.0 W9QCR48.2 Miles ESEQuad Cities Repeater

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    Local Area Repeaters by Frequency
    City ST Frequency, MHz PL
    Hz
    Callsign Distance
    from Iowa City
    Sponsor (Notes)
    Output Offset Input
    Cedar Rapids IA145.150 -0.600 144.550192.8 WØWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA145.190 -0.600 144.590 192.8 NØDX28.4 Miles NNWEastern Iowa DX Assn
    Garrison IA145.230 -0.600 144.630 141.3 KØDKS49.5 Miles NW
    Iowa City IA145.270 -0.600 144.670 192.8 KDØMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
    Anamosa IA145.390 -0.600 144.790 77.0 WØCWP36.1 Miles NNEJones County ARC
    Iowa City IA145.470 -0.600 144.870 100.0 KEØBX4.9 Miles ESENØRXD (EchoLink)
    Davenport IA146.700 -0.600 146.100 77.0 WØBXR48.4 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA146.745 -0.600 146.145 192.8 WØGQ28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Rock Island IL146.775 -0.600 146.175 100.0 W9QCR48.2 Miles ESEQuad Cities Repeater
    Iowa City IA146.850 -0.600 146.250 192.8 WØJV2.0 Miles NEIowa City ARC
    Davenport IA146.880 -0.600 146.280 77.0 WØBXR47.5 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
    Muscatine IA146.910 -0.600 146.310 192.8 KCØAQS27 Miles SEMuscatine ARC
    Davenport IA146.940 -0.600 146.340 100.0 WØBXR48.1 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
    Washington IA147.045 0.600 147.645 146.2 WØARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA147.090 0.600 147.690 192.8 WØWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Coralville IA147.150 0.600 147.750 192.8 WØFDA4.1 Miles WKØGH
    Mt. Pleasant IA147.165 0.600 147.765 156.7 WØMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
    Mt. Pleasant IA147.390 0.600 147.990   WØMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA224.940 -1.600 223.340 192.8 WØWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Rock Island IL440.831 5.000 445.831   W9QCR48.2 Miles ESEQuad Cities Repeater
    Chelsea IA442.125 5.000 447.125 151.4 WDØGAT50.7 Miles WNW
    Iowa City IA442.150 5.000 442.150 192.8 KDØMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
    Anamosa IA442.750 5.000 447.750   K7PEM36.1 Miles NNE
    Cedar Rapids IA443.000 5.000 448.000 192.8 WØVCK26.7 Miles NNWVenture Crew
    Cedar Rapids IA443.600 5.000 448.600 192.8 WØGQ28.6 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Washington IA443.700 5.000 448.700 146.2 WØARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
    Coralville IA443.775 5.000 448.775 CC1 KØGH4.1 Miles WKØGH (DMR)
    Cedar Rapids IA443.800 5.000 448.800 192.8 NØMA33 Miles NNW
    Cedar Rapids IA444.075 5.000 449.075   N3AVA28.4 Miles NNW
    Muscatine IA444.275 5.000 449.275 192.8 WAØVUS27 Miles SE
    Muscatine IA444.400 5.000 449.400 192.8 KCØWWV27 Miles SE
    Mt. Pleasant IA444.525 5.000 449.525 CC1 WBØVHB44.3 Miles S(DMR)
    Coralville IA444.750 5.000 449.750 151.4 KØGH4.1 Miles WKØGH
    Rock Island IL444.900 5.000 449.900 100.0 W9QCR48.2 Miles ESEQuad Cities Repeater
    Fairport IA444.950 5.000 449.950 100.0 N2AM33.2 Miles SE
    Victor IA444.950 5.000 449.950 CC KØTSK41.9 Miles WNW(DMR)
    Cedar Rapids IA927.113 -25.000 902.113 D432 WØIY26.7 Miles NNW

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    Local Area Repeaters by Distance from Iowa City
    City ST Frequency, MHz PL
    Hz
    Callsign Distance
    from Iowa City
    Sponsor (Notes)
    Output Offset Input
    Iowa City IA146.850 -0.600 146.250 192.8 WØJV2.0 Miles NEIowa City ARC
    Iowa City IA145.270 -0.600 144.670 192.8KDØMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
    Iowa City IA442.150 5.000 442.150 192.8 KDØMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
    Coralville IA147.150 0.600 147.750 192.8 WØFDA4.1 Miles WKØGH
    Coralville IA443.775 5.000 448.775 CC1 KØGH4.1 Miles WKØGH (DMR)
    Coralville IA444.750 5.000 449.750 151.4 KØGH4.1 Miles WKØGH
    Iowa City IA145.470 -0.600 144.870 100.0 KEØBX4.9 Miles ESENØRXD (EchoLink)
    Washington IA147.045 0.600 147.645 146.2 WØARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
    Washington IA443.700 5.000 448.700 146.2 WØARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA443.000 5.000 448.000 192.8 WØVCK26.7 Miles NNWVenture Crew
    Cedar Rapids IA927.113 -25.000 902.113 D432 WØIY26.7 Miles NNW
    Muscatine IA146.910 -0.600 146.310 192.8 KCØAQS27 Miles SEMuscatine ARC
    Muscatine IA444.275 5.000 449.275 192.8 WAØVUS27 Miles SE
    Muscatine IA444.400 5.000 449.400 192.8 KCØWWV27 Miles SE
    Cedar Rapids IA145.150 -0.600 144.550 192.8 WØWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA145.190 -0.600 144.590 192.8 NØDX28.4 Miles NNWEastern Iowa DX Assn
    Cedar Rapids IA146.745 -0.600 146.145 192.8 WØGQ28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA147.090 0.600 147.690 192.8 WØWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA224.940 -1.600 223.340 192.8 WØWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA444.075 5.000 449.075   N3AVA28.4 Miles NNW
    Cedar Rapids IA443.600 5.000 448.600 192.8 WØGQ28.6 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
    Cedar Rapids IA443.800 5.000 448.800 192.8 NØMA33 Miles NNW
    Fairport IA444.950 5.000 449.950 100.0 N2AM33.2 Miles SE
    Anamosa IA145.390 -0.600 144.790 77.0 WØCWP36.1 Miles NNEJones County ARC
    Anamosa IA442.750 5.000 447.750   K7PEM36.1 Miles NNE
    Victor IA444.950 5.000 449.950 CC KØTSK41.9 Miles WNW(DMR)
    Mt. Pleasant IA444.525 5.000 449.525 CC1 WBØVHB44.3 Miles S(DMR)
    Mt. Pleasant IA147.165 0.600 147.765 156.7 WØMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
    Mt. Pleasant IA147.390 0.600 147.990   WØMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
    Davenport IA146.880 -0.600 146.280 77.0 WØBXR47.5 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
    Davenport IA146.940 -0.600 146.340 100.0 WØBXR48.1 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
    Rock Island IL146.775 -0.600 146.175 100.0 W9QCR48.2 Miles ESEQuad Cities Repeater
    Rock Island IL440.831 5.000 445.831   W9QCR48.2 Miles ESEQuad Cities Repeater
    Rock Island IL444.900 5.000 449.900 100.0 W9QCR48.2 Miles ESEQuad Cities Repeater
    Davenport IA146.700 -0.600 146.100 77.0 WØBXR48.4 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
    Garrison IA145.230 -0.600 144.630 141.3 KØDKS49.5 Miles NW
    Chelsea IA442.125 5.000 447.125 151.4 WDØGAT50.7 Miles WNW

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    Craig WY0Y

    These pairs seem to slowly wander down the band.
    7.15 can be clear, but then the noise starts and is there for many many minutes.
    The pairs appear all across the bands, including the ATC band.
    Examples from this morning (28 Apr 2022): 147.090 and 147.000
    143.140 and 143.050
    145.110 and 145.020
    137.210 and 137.120
    135.240 and 135.150 - now has QSY to 135.225 and 135.115, more like 110kHz apart.
    I hope you find that entertaining.
    73,
    Craig
    WY0Y


    1459Z_4-28-22_147-15.jpg

    WY0Y Cedar Rapids West Side
    Voice traffic on 147.150 Noise on both sides...
    This noise wanders in frequency and ends up on the repeater input at times...


    147-15.jpg

    WY0Y Cedar Rapids West Side
    The noise has moved down.


    2147z_28april22.jpg

    WY0Y Cedar Rapids West Side
    21:47Z.


    images/1May22_noise_migrates.jpg

    More from WY0Y 1-May-2022 (Cedar Rapids West Side).
    Illustrates the interference lines moving.
    The displacement in the middle of the image is a time-gap.

    Movie take over time showing the noise movement.
    This is just a cellphone movie taken of the computer screen.


    atc.jpg

    WY0Y Cedar Rapids West Side
    there seems to be voice traffic at 135.0MHz...
    LARGE noise spikes above voice traffic

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    Tom W0TRN


    RFI_146.85_2022-04-03.1280x549.jpg

    Here is the noise I have been getting intermittently for several months in North Liberty.
    Not exactly the same as WY0Y, but similar.
    For the past few months I have been experiencing intermittent local RFI on 146.85 Mhz.
    The Noise is centered on 146.85 Mhz and only weakly effects 146.845 Mhz and 146.855 Mhz.
    It occasionally will occur briefly during the day but occurs more often at night and for longer periods of time.
    It may last only ten or twenty seconds or it may last for hours.
    The audio sounds like 60hz power noise on the 2 meter HT and is at 70% on it's unlabeled signal strength display and is strong enough to almost completely block hearing the repeater.
    On the SDR display below it shows -70 dBFS and the background level is at -85 dBFS when connected to the attic 2m/70cm antenna .

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    Last updated April 28, 2022 by KC0JFQ