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Winter damage of the Shafer Antenna


VOI Repeater Information

The Voice of Idaho Radio Club operates and maintains four analog repeaters, three D-Star repeaters, and two APRS digi-peaters. All of the analog repeaters use 100 Hz PL tone.

*  The 146.840 (-) and the 444.900 (+) analog repeaters are located on 7,580-foot Shafer Butte Northeast of Boise.

* The 145.500 (-) and 444.350 (+) Mhz are D-Star Digital repeaters located on 7,580 Shafer Butte Northeast of Boise.

* The 146.620 (-) Mhz analog repeater is located on 8,322-foot Snowbank Mountain, west of Cascade.

* The 145.29 (-) Mhz analog repeater is located in the Treasure Valley near the Boise airport, at an elevation of about 2800 feet.

* Another D-Star repeater on 444.800 (+) is located near Jerome, Idaho

* APRS digi-peaters on the national frequency of 144.390 Mhz are located on Shafer Butte and Snowbank Mountain.

* The Cinnabar repeater site is down for the foreseeable future, due to a BLM construction project and a site permitting issue.

All VOI Club repeaters are open and may be used by everyone, although your financial support is most welcome and appreciated. It is expected that all users of VOI repeaters will adhere to the FCC rules for Amateur Radio operation.

*Use of the VOI Repeaters for Events*

VOI is pleased to support other groups conducting Public Service events. If you would like to use one (or more) of the VOI repeaters to support your event, please complete the VOI and either submit it to a VOI Club officer or email it to  at least 30 days in advance of the date of the activity (sooner is better). You will receive notification from the VOI Board of Directors as to the granting of your request. Note that club-sponsored nets and events will have priority, otherwise priority is based on a first come, first served basis. If there is a conflict, the VOI Board of Directors will try to work with the requesters to find a solution for shared use.

Repeater Linking is not available at this time.

Hints and help with repeater usage

Setup sheet Explanations

Ham Radio Setup Sheet for programing Radios (Cheat Sheet)

FREQ TONE FCC ID Location (City, ST) Site Info
145.230- PL 100.0 Hz WA7FDR War Eagle Sawtelle Mtn. (Island Park, ID) ol(PL123.0)
145.250- PL 100.0 Hz K3ZFF Blacks Creek Community Cntr. Boise, ID o
145.290- PL 100.0 Hz W7VOI Bench Boise, ID o
145.390- PL 100.0 Hz K7OJI Sheep Creek Weiser, ID oaelx
146.620- PL 100.0 Hz W7VOI Snowbank Mtn. McCall, ID oelx
146.680- PL 100.0 Hz KB7LVZ Boise, ID oexl
146.720- PL 103.5 Hz W7PAG Vale, OR oE-SUN
146.740- PL 100.0 Hz W7RGC Emmett, ID o
146.780- K7IDA Jordan Valley, OR oE-SUN
146.820- PL 100.0 Hz WR7ADL Boise, ID
146.840- PL 100.0 Hz W7VOI Shafer Butte Boise, ID oaelxz
146.880- PL 100.0 Hz W7ID Boise, ID oael
146.900- PL 100.0 Hz KB7LVC West Mtn Cascade, ID oelx
146.920- PL 100.0 Hz KB7AOF Homedale, ID o
146.940- PL 100.0 Hz K7BSE Shafer Butte Boise, ID oex
147.020+ PL 100.0 Hz KC7MCC McCall, ID oex
147.080+ PL 100.0 Hz N7VOI Boise Area o
147.100+ PL 100.0 Hz K7OJI Malheur Butte Ontario, OR o
147.120+ PL 100.0 Hz K7OJI Lime Hill Huntington, OR o
147.140+ PL 100.0 Hz Sawtooth Wood River ARC oa
147.180+ PL 100.0 Hz Baldy Wood River ARC oa
147.200+ PL 100.0 Hz N7NCC Squaw Butte Emmett, ID o(CA)x
147.220+ PL 103.5 Hz W7PAG Nyssa, OR o
147.260+ PL 100.0 Hz AB7HP Hewlett-Packard Bldg. 5 Boise, ID o
147.320+ PL 100.0 Hz N7FYZ Boise, ID oex
147.340+ PL 100.0 Hz N7OKG Mountain Home, ID o
147.360+ PL 100.0 Hz K7TRH Caldwell, ID oelx


a autopatch
(CA) closed autopatch
e emergency powered
E-SUN Solar powered
E-WIND wind powered
l linked / crossband system
o Open System
p portable system
PKT digital / packet
r RACES Affiliated
s ARES Affiliated
x wide area coverage
y RTTY / ASCII system
z 911 direct
WX weather net / weather usage
EXP experimental / testing phase


Sawtooth, Galena Summit, Wood River ARC
To dial phone patch, key 141 and the 7 digit number to open; 140 to disconnect. Long distance is restricted.
Baldy, Wood River ARC
To dial phone patch, key 141 and the 7 digit number to open; 140 to disconnect.

Notice: Not all frequencies may be active and in use. Frequencies may not be workable in all areas of the valley due to, but not limited to, weather, location, antenna type, radio power level, and other limiting factors. All frequencies listed herein and the users of these frequencies are subject to laws and regulations of the FCC. The author(s) and or publisher(s) do not make any guarantee or promise by publishing or posting this information. This information is for educational / Informative purposes only.

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updated 10-2-17