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All repeaters in Pocatello are open for general use. There are three mountain top
repeaters that over look Pocatello.  2 are PARC radios, one is LDS.  Again all are open.
for more detailed  information about the PARC repeaters  look down this page

PARC   147.360mHz Repeater  (Kinport)N7PI/r  100hz PL - repeater & 10 Meter remote Base
                                                                      codes  010=29.6FM link on ...      000=link off.   
PARC   147.060mhz  Repeater  (Scout) N7PI/r  100hz.PL - 100% Solar Powered     
    
PARC  APRS -- 144.39mHz  - Digital 


LDS    146.82mHz    100Hz PL

 
this button takes you to the IDAHOARRL web where ACTIVE Idaho repeaters are listed
some repeaters may NOT be on the list, if no one has reported them as on the air and active ??

 Idaho Repeater's   
 

A heads up:  there are all sorts of web pages listing repeaters,  one in particular, the "repeaterbook.com"   TOTALLY USELESS  !!
in fact most online (out of state) repeater lists are useless. 
 

                                                 PARC repeater maintenance is paid for with membership dues.  If you are a regular on the 06 or 36 repeater, you might consider joining our club ??  Thanks

?? Buying a new radio,   things to think about  ----->    how much memory is TOOO much memory ??  Think, what do you really need and want.






Pocatello Amateur Radio Club Repeater help page                                                      PARC - home page

PARC owns and operates two 2 meter FM voice repeaters, 
Kinport and Scout Mt. As well as an APRS digipeater. 
heres some pictures and more detailed info about our repeaters,

Getting them built , and up on the mountains is just the beginning,  there a lot of maintenance, 
antennas break,  batteries go dead with age, just paying the rent, putting on a new ROOF !!
This  that and the other. It's Not cheap , Please consider joining our club.


PARC   147.060mHz Scout Mt.   +600kHz Offset, 100Hz PL .   
for more pictures 2008 work party  or  install 2002

Located 14 miles south of the intersection of I-15 and  Center street,  Exit  (69)    On the top of Scout Mountain.
It is open to all users,  It is solar powered.  It has NO  function other than a basic voice repeater.
The output power is about 2 watts to the hi-gain antenna,   ERP is probably around 8 to 10 watts

PARC Pays the US Forest Service over $120 a year to rent the mountain top location, your club membership is important in keeping this radio on the air 

Please  :    In the WINTER Help conserve battery power,  if possible,
use simplex ..or .36 if your not in simplex  range, otherwise feel free
to use this repeater.

new batteries were installed Sept 2018
It is a GE Master Executive II  , installed 2002
repeater built by KIP,
New antenna 2014
K9GP, AC7LI, KIP     , antenna built by AC7LI & KIP
installed on tower by K9GP

 

 Homebrewed  Talking controller, QST  project    Feb 1997 issue (?)                  Cavities and charge controller inside shelter.
Talking controller built by Cindy KI7SG, the talker is the green board on
the bottom (center)

Solar array for charging the batteries,   There is NO commercial power on Scout Mt. This Repeater is 100% Solar Powered......
The top two panels were on site when we moved in.
Bottom two panels donated by KIP.  bracket/frame  to hold panels made by and installed by  K9GP, a big job !

Before, second set of panels installed
Glen  K9GP getting ready to install ,

  
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147.360mHz N7PI /R repeater - Kinport           (parc home page Link)
& the APRS digi-peater on 144.39 
                                                                                                                                                         

Mt. Kinport  located 6 miles SW of the I-15 Center Street Exit (69) at 7200 feet.
It operates on 147.360 +600kHz offset  ... 100Hz Pl required

This repeater has a 10 meter FM Link on 29.600mhz

LINK Information.  please understand,  29.600mHz is 10 meters.. This is the FM Calling frequencies.
10 meters does have world wide propagation (at times),  so if your setting around, with nothing to do
turn the link on and see if anything is bouncing off the ionosphere .   The 10 meter link radio is a GE Master Executive II mobile,
running about 50 watts to a vertical dipole

How to tell which band a signal is on
if  the link is on
a station on 10 meters will cause a Hi & Low Beep,  "like" a  BEEP BOOP sound.. ,  at the end of his transmission 
a 2 meter station will cause a single BEEP at the end of his transmission ,   A single beep also indicates the 3 minute timer has been reset.

 

    When a Link is on, any traffic or QSO occurring on 2 meters is transmitted on 10 meters as well as two meters
    if someone out there in "radio land"  hears you, you'll probably have breaking station wanting to take advantage of the propagation.   
    Don't ignore breakers, you never know where the signal is going..
 

Codes   010 turns on the 10 meter link
             000 turns OFF 10meters


other test codes   123  tests your audio. 
 
Press 123, unkey your radio, repeater says "ready", Key your radio and make a test transmission, when you unkey it will be play back.

Who paid for a new roof, we did,  your dues do,
AD7UI, N7FLM, W7EKG   2012

 


A BIT OF HISTORY
The PARC 06 repeater was originally installed on Mt Kinport in 1976, in a building
that was bulldozed about 20 years ago,  we were ask to move into a building that was
at that time owned by the cable TV company.

how many repeaters do you think were in Idaho in 1977 ?

Pocatello must have missed the cut off date for publication of this book.
click the cover picture for the answer ...