Baraboo, WI - 146.880 Mhz Repeater
Wisconsin Repeater Association is an amateur radio club that owns
and operates two separate 2 Meter FM repeater systems.
biggest repeater system is located in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This
repeater operates on a frequency output of 146.880 Mhz. The input
frequency is 146.280 Mhz.
are a series of high bluffs that run from west to east just south
of Baraboo. These bluffs are known to be one of the highest areas
in Wisconsin. Because of this terrain, these bluffs are an excellent
location for long distance radio communications to originate from.
Baraboo repeater went on line in the nineteen seventies, and has
been on the air almost continuously ever since.
new years eve, 1996 an ice storm took down the broadcast facilities
of radio station WOLX. It so happens, that is where the Baraboo
repeater is located! Needless to say, the repeater was off the
air until an alternative antenna system could be arranged. Thanks
to the generous donations of my people, the Baraboo repeater antenna
system when back up on the new tower and the range is better than
Baraboo repeater is a very important communications link in southern
Wisconsin. Its range reaches from Wis. Rapids to the north, and
to the Illinois state border to the south. Because of its range,
this repeater is used by people who travel, and by the local Skywarn
88 repeater is open to anyone who wants to use it. You don't have
to be a member of CWRA, but it is good practice to join the club
and support CWRA and any repeater system that you use and enjoy.
Whenever there is a chance for severe weather,
local Skywarn volunteers are called into action. They report areas
of bad weather directly to the national weather service. There
is usually a Skywarn volunteer stationed at the weather service
office in Sullivan, WI interfacing with the radio amatures in
the field. This makes for an effective severe weather network.