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About Us

We are a group of Ham radio operators organized as an ARRL Amateur Radio Club named the Woodford County Repeater Association (WCRA).  Our members live in Woodford and surrounding counties.  The club owns and operates two VHF and two UHF repeaters for all ham radio operators to enjoy. We also promote emergency communications by supporting the Woodford County Emergency Management Agency with an active group of ARES participants. Our club call sign is K9WRA.

 

To support the emergency communications activities, we support a Packet/Vara FM WinLink station K9WRA-10 on 144.970 MHz in Roanoke, IL and four K9WRA HF Vara WinLink frequencies on 80, 40, 30 and 20 Meters at the Metamora Repeater Site.  You will find the current Vara HF frequencies in the WinLink Channel Selection List.

 

We also support a Flex 6000 HF radio station in Roanoke, IL that is open for remote access by our members via the RHR network.

Our Primary VHF repeater is 146.610/.010 MHz with a 103.5 PL tone.  This repeater is in Analog Mode only.  It is linked to the Proctor UHF machine.

Our Peoria UHF repeater is on 443.175/448.175 MHz also with a PL 103.5 tone.  This repeater is Analog only and is linked to the Metamora 146.610/.010 VHF repeater.

We also operate two additional FM repeaters. We support a VHF repeater on 146.760/.160 MHz at Kickapoo, IL which is operating Yaesu C4FM digital mode with a PL tone of 103.5.  We also operate a UHF repeater in Roanoke, IL on 444.750/449.750 MHz with a PL tone of 103.5. The Roanoke, IL UHF repeater is operating in Yaesu AMS Mode therefor supports both analog and digital modes. These two machines are linked. Both of these repeaters use DGID01 when operating in digital mode and are both connected to Wires X. Feel free to use them as much as you wish. 

Even though our repeaters our open to all ham radio operators, we encourage you to join our group as a paying member to help support upkeep, fund new equipment in the future and to  provide for the joy of ham radio to new, current and future hams.  Membership is only $20 per year, or $25 for a household with more than one licensed amateur. To join please checkout the instructions under the How To Join tab at this website.

You can contact us by EMAIL:

k9wra.repeater@gmail.com

2024 Club Officers

President: 
Vice President: 
Secretary/Treasurer: 
Trustee:
Trustee:
Tech Director: 

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Gary Knepp, WB9IFL

Will Snyder, K9XE

Roger Studer K9VSK

Tom Herrick, NT9H

Jonathon Lauf, KD9SPJ

Brad Haney, K9BDH

Jeff Dale, KB9JD

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