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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 avaiable 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 If you know of any repeaters that we have missed, or if we have listed some that are no longer active, please drop us an

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!)

Local Area Repeaters by QTH
City ST Frequency, MHz PL
Hz
Callsign Distance
from Iowa City
Sponsor (Notes)
Output Offset Input
Anamosa IA145.390 -0.600 144.790 77.0 WCWP36.1 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 WWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA145.190 -0.600 144.590 192.8 NDX28.4 Miles NNWEastern Iowa DX Assn
Cedar Rapids IA146.745 -0.600 146.145 192.8 WGQ28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA147.090 0.600 147.690 192.8 WWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA224.940 -1.600 223.340 192.8 WWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA443.000 5.000 448.000 192.8 WVCK26.7 Miles NNWVenture Crew
Cedar Rapids IA443.600 5.000 448.600 192.8 WGQ28.6 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA443.800 5.000 448.800 192.8 NMA33 Miles NNW
Cedar Rapids IA444.075 5.000 449.075   N3AVA28.4 Miles NNW
Cedar Rapids IA927.113 -25.000 902.113 D432 WIY26.7 Miles NNW
Chelsea IA442.125 5.000 447.125 151.4 WDGAT50.7 Miles WNW
Coralville IA147.150 0.600 147.750 192.8 WFDA4.1 Miles WKGH
Coralville IA443.775 5.000 448.775 CC1 KGH4.1 Miles WKGH (DMR)
Coralville IA444.750 5.000 449.750 151.4 KGH4.1 Miles WKGH
Davenport IA146.700 -0.600 146.100 77.0 WBXR48.4 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
Davenport IA146.880 -0.600 146.280 77.0 WBXR47.5 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
Davenport IA146.940 -0.600 146.340 100.0 WBXR48.1 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 KDKS49.5 Miles NW
Iowa City IA145.270 -0.600 144.670 192.8 KDMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
Iowa City IA145.470 -0.600 144.870 100.0 KEBX4.9 Miles ESENRXD (EchoLink)
Iowa City IA146.850 -0.600 146.250 192.8 WJV2.0 Miles NEIowa City ARC
Iowa City IA442.150 5.000 442.150 192.8 KDMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
Mt. Pleasant IA147.165 0.600 147.765 156.7 WMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
Mt. Pleasant IA147.390 0.600 147.990   WMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
Mt. Pleasant IA444.525 5.000 449.525 CC1 WBVHB44.3 Miles S(DMR)
Muscatine IA146.910 -0.600 146.310 192.8 KCAQS27 Miles SEMuscatine ARC
Muscatine IA444.275 5.000 449.275 192.8 WAVUS27 Miles SE
Muscatine IA444.400 5.000 449.400 192.8 KCWWV27 Miles SE
Victor IA444.950 5.000 449.950 CC KTSK41.9 Miles WNW(DMR)
Washington IA147.045 0.600 147.645 146.2 WARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
Washington IA443.700 5.000 448.700 146.2 WARC23.7 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


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 -0.600 144.550 192.8 WWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA145.190 -0.600 144.590 192.8 NDX28.4 Miles NNWEastern Iowa DX Assn
Garrison IA145.230 -0.600 144.630 141.3 KDKS49.5 Miles NW
Iowa City IA145.270 -0.600 144.670 192.8 KDMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
Anamosa IA145.390 -0.600 144.790 77.0 WCWP36.1 Miles NNEJones County ARC
Iowa City IA145.470 -0.600 144.870 100.0 KEBX4.9 Miles ESENRXD (EchoLink)
Davenport IA146.700 -0.600 146.100 77.0 WBXR48.4 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
Cedar Rapids IA146.745 -0.600 146.145 192.8 WGQ28.4 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 WJV2.0 Miles NEIowa City ARC
Davenport IA146.880 -0.600 146.280 77.0 WBXR47.5 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
Muscatine IA146.910 -0.600 146.310 192.8 KCAQS27 Miles SEMuscatine ARC
Davenport IA146.940 -0.600 146.340 100.0 WBXR48.1 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
Washington IA147.045 0.600 147.645 146.2 WARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
Cedar Rapids IA147.090 0.600 147.690 192.8 WWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Coralville IA147.150 0.600 147.750 192.8 WFDA4.1 Miles WKGH
Mt. Pleasant IA147.165 0.600 147.765 156.7 WMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
Mt. Pleasant IA147.390 0.600 147.990   WMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
Cedar Rapids IA224.940 -1.600 223.340 192.8 WWSV28.4 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 WDGAT50.7 Miles WNW
Iowa City IA442.150 5.000 442.150 192.8 KDMVJ3.7 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 WVCK26.7 Miles NNWVenture Crew
Cedar Rapids IA443.600 5.000 448.600 192.8 WGQ28.6 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Washington IA443.700 5.000 448.700 146.2 WARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
Coralville IA443.775 5.000 448.775 CC1 KGH4.1 Miles WKGH (DMR)
Cedar Rapids IA443.800 5.000 448.800 192.8 NMA33 Miles NNW
Cedar Rapids IA444.075 5.000 449.075   N3AVA28.4 Miles NNW
Muscatine IA444.275 5.000 449.275 192.8 WAVUS27 Miles SE
Muscatine IA444.400 5.000 449.400 192.8 KCWWV27 Miles SE
Mt. Pleasant IA444.525 5.000 449.525 CC1 WBVHB44.3 Miles S(DMR)
Coralville IA444.750 5.000 449.750 151.4 KGH4.1 Miles WKGH
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 KTSK41.9 Miles WNW(DMR)
Cedar Rapids IA927.113 -25.000 902.113 D432 WIY26.7 Miles NNW


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 WJV2.0 Miles NEIowa City ARC
Iowa City IA145.270 -0.600 144.670 192.8 KDMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
Iowa City IA442.150 5.000 442.150 192.8 KDMVJ3.7 Miles WJohnson Co ARES
Coralville IA147.150 0.600 147.750 192.8 WFDA4.1 Miles WKGH
Coralville IA443.775 5.000 448.775 CC1 KGH4.1 Miles WKGH (DMR)
Coralville IA444.750 5.000 449.750 151.4 KGH4.1 Miles WKGH
Iowa City IA145.470 -0.600 144.870 100.0 KEBX4.9 Miles ESENRXD (EchoLink)
Washington IA147.045 0.600 147.645 146.2 WARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
Washington IA443.700 5.000 448.700 146.2 WARC23.7 Miles SSWWashington ARC
Cedar Rapids IA443.000 5.000 448.000 192.8 WVCK26.7 Miles NNWVenture Crew
Cedar Rapids IA927.113 -25.000 902.113 D432 WIY26.7 Miles NNW
Muscatine IA146.910 -0.600 146.310 192.8 KCAQS27 Miles SEMuscatine ARC
Muscatine IA444.275 5.000 449.275 192.8 WAVUS27 Miles SE
Muscatine IA444.400 5.000 449.400 192.8 KCWWV27 Miles SE
Cedar Rapids IA145.150 -0.600 144.550 192.8 WWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA145.190 -0.600 144.590 192.8 NDX28.4 Miles NNWEastern Iowa DX Assn
Cedar Rapids IA146.745 -0.600 146.145 192.8 WGQ28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA147.090 0.600 147.690 192.8 WWSV28.4 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA224.940 -1.600 223.340 192.8 WWSV28.4 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 WGQ28.6 Miles NNWCedar Valley ARC
Cedar Rapids IA443.800 5.000 448.800 192.8 NMA33 Miles NNW
Fairport IA444.950 5.000 449.950 100.0 N2AM33.2 Miles SE
Anamosa IA145.390 -0.600 144.790 77.0 WCWP36.1 Miles NNEJones County ARC
Anamosa IA442.750 5.000 447.750   K7PEM36.1 Miles NNE
Victor IA444.950 5.000 449.950 CC KTSK41.9 Miles WNW(DMR)
Mt. Pleasant IA444.525 5.000 449.525 CC1 WBVHB44.3 Miles S(DMR)
Mt. Pleasant IA147.165 0.600 147.765 156.7 WMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
Mt. Pleasant IA147.390 0.600 147.990   WMME44.6 Miles SMt Pleasant ARC
Davenport IA146.880 -0.600 146.280 77.0 WBXR47.5 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
Davenport IA146.940 -0.600 146.340 100.0 WBXR48.1 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 WBXR48.4 Miles ESEDavenport ARC
Garrison IA145.230 -0.600 144.630 141.3 KDKS49.5 Miles NW
Chelsea IA442.125 5.000 447.125 151.4 WDGAT50.7 Miles WNW




Last updated July 13, 2017 by KØCF