There are a number of repeaters, both 2 meter and 440 MHz, available to the VHF/UHF FM operator 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 another up-and-coming site is USRepeaters.com. The excellent ARRL Repeater Directory® book (now only in 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 two meter and 440 MHz repeaters that we are aware of within 50 miles of Iowa City. If you know of others that we have missed, or if we have listed some that are no longer active, please drop us an
144 MHz (2 Meter) Repeaters
|Anamosa||145.390||144.790||77.0||WØRFX||Jones County ARC|
|Cedar Rapids||145.190||144.590||192.8||NØDX||Eastern Iowa DX Association|
|Cedar Rapids||146.745||146.145||WØGQ||Cedar Valley ARC (CVARC)|
|Coralville||147.150||147.750||192.8||WØFDA||Coralville Repeater Club|
|Iowa City||145.270||144.670||192.8||KDØMVJ||Johnson County ARES|
|Iowa City||145.470||144.870||100.0||KEØBX||Echolink NØRXD/R|
|Iowa City||146.850||146.250||192.8||WØJV||Iowa City ARC|
|Mt Pleasant||147.165||147.765||156.7||WBØVHB||WBØVHB (Echolink)|
|Mt Pleasant||147.390||147.990||WØMME||Mt Pleasant ARC|
|Vinton||145.230||144.630||141.3||KDØDKS||Benton County EMA|
|Washington||147.045||147.645||146.2||WØARC||Washington Area ARC|
440 MHz (70 cm) Repeaters
|Washington||443.700||448.000||146.2||WØARC||Washington Area ARC|
Last updated April 24, 2017 by KØCF