Note that many of our usual
events are being cancelled due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
for a current list of events and
(KB7ARA) is a regional amateur radio club for the inland Pacific
Northwest region of the United States. KBARA provides
assistance and support to owners of member repeaters and links.
KBARA itself does not own repeaters or links, rather it provides financial,
technical, maintenance and even emotional support to the owners of the
repeaters to make their ownership experience easier, and encourage them
to keep them up and running. KBARA also helps all amateur
radio operators understand and use the linked repeater system for the benefit
The primary purpose of the KBARA repeaters is to provide a means for
emergency communications within the Pacific Northwest, and secondarily
for routine radio communication. Most KBARA member repeaters are audio
in such a way that when you speak on the repeater near you, your
transmission is not only heard on your local repeater, but is heard on
all of the other repeaters as well. This makes possible a
system of amateur
communications coverage, extending the limited range provided by any
single repeater operation. Most
KBARA FM repeaters operate in the VHF bands and are linked together
covers an area from northeastern Washington
to northeastern Oregon, and from western Montana to central Washington.
As of July 2013, the East-West Evergreen Intertie RF link has been
abandoned. Instead, a full time IRLP link has been installed. This
improved audio and less dependency on RF links that had to be repaired
almost every winter. As an added advantage, any IRLP linked repeater in
the world can join our system by simply connecting to IRLP reflector
9075. Invite your ham friends elsewhere to connect to IRLP reflector
9075 anytime. Thanks to Dave, KL7M for the use of his IRLP reflector.
The repeater frequencies, callsigns and locations are as