Repeaters coordinated by the VHF-UHF

Repeater Committee of the Matanuska Amateur Radio Association


To comply with The Federal Communications Commission Rules Part 97.205 (c), and in an effort to prevent harmful interference, and because the repeaters operated on these frequencies are either located in, or have significant coverage in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, the VHF-UHF Repeater Committee of the Matanuska Amateur Radio Association has coordinated, published, and recommended the following frequencies and their users. 

Listed by transmit / receive frequency in megahertz and callsign / responsible parties:
145.45 / 144.85 KL7GG
145.49 / 144.89 AA0NN / NL7YK
146.58 Simplex KL1IN IRLP
146.61 /.01 being tested by MARA
146.64 /.04 KL7DOB / KL0XP
146.67 /.07 KL7AIR / EARS
146.82 /.22 KB8JXX
146.85 /.25 KL7JFU / KL7VE-MARA
146.94 /.34 KL7AA / AARC
146.97 /.37 KL7CC / SCRC
147.00 /.60 being tested by KL7BK
147.06 /.66 being tested by MARA
147.09 /.69 KL3K / KL7TB
147.15 /.75 NL7J
147.18 /.78 KL1BR / KL0NE
147.21 /.81 KL3K / KL7M
147.27 /.87 WL7CVG / ARES
147.30 /.90 KL7ION / PARKA
147.33 /.93 being tested by Alaska ARES
147.36 /.96 used for packet, (not in compliance with the ARRL “Band Plan” but is it legal?)
147.39 /.99 KL7GG
147.57 / 447.57 bi-directional KL7CC / SCRC

224.94 / 223.34 KL7AA / AARC

442.50 / 447.50 being tested by MARA
443.30 / 448.30 WL7CVG / ARES
443.50 / 448.50 being tested for low-power packet in Anchorage, (not in compliance with the ARRL “Band Plan” but is it legal?)
443.80 / 448.80 being tested for low-power packet in Anchorage, (not in compliance with the ARRL “Band Plan” but is it legal?)
443.90 / 448.90 being tested by Alaska ARES
444.10 / 449.10 KL7GG
444.30 / 449.30 KL3K / KL7M
444.50 / 449.50 KL7GG
444.70 / 449.70 KL7AA / AARC
444.85 / 449.85 KB8JXX
444.90 / 449.90 KL3K / KL7M
444.925 / 449.925 being tested by MARA
444.95 / 449.95 KL7FH
444.975 / 449.975 WL7WW
446.5 Simplex being tested by KL7DR for IRLP
447.57 / 147.57 bi-directional KL7CC / SCRC
449.65 / 444.65 KL7G / SCRC

For more information about these repeaters, click on this link.

A Frequency Coordinator has the “responsibility” to try and prevent interference, not cause it.  That is the purpose and intent of this document.  Until all Amateur Radio repeater frequency pairs have an operating repeater on them in a given area, it is NOT illegal for the appropriately licensed Amateur to operate an uncoordinated repeater on any unused Amateur Radio repeater frequency pair, or any frequency that their license authorizes.

One such area is the Anchorage Borough, Southern tip of the Mat-Su Borough and Northern tip of the Kenai Borough.  In this area, there are 42 two-meter repeater frequency pairs and 159 seventy-centimeter repeater frequency pairs available, using the ARRL “Band Plan” and the spacing established by KL7GG.  Even though he has published that all Alaska repeaters shall have 60KHz spacing, he has set a spacing standard by coordinating those in the 145 MHz range at 20 KHz spacing, those in the 146 and 147 MHz range at 30 KHz spacing, and those in the 440 to 449.975 MHz range at 25 KHz spacing. 

There are 19 two-meter repeater frequency pairs that have been used in recent times, so at the present time there are 23 "unused" two-meter and nearly 150 "unused" 440 repeater frequency pairs available in this area, using the current spacing established by KL7GG.  If there was a "shortage" of repeater pairs, say like in LA or New York City, the spacing can be split, and there would be nearly double the repeater pairs available in this area. So, in Alaska, there is absolutely no reason whatsoever, to put a new repeater on the same frequency as an operating repeater, regardless of whether or not the established, operating, repeater is coordinated.

All we ask is that everyone give us the same respect they expect for themselves.   MARA’s VHF-UHF Repeater Committee is more than willing to work with any amateur frequency coordinating committee, frequency coordinator, or any group that shows us that respect and is committed to:


*Promoting Amateur Radio in general, especially for emergencies and public service.

*Promoting the use of Amateur Radio Repeaters.

*Promoting the linking of Amateur Radio Repeaters.

*Promoting the use of Amateur Radio Satellites.

*Promoting the use of Amateur Radio Digital Modes on all bands.

*Promoting the use of Amateur Radio TV.

*Experimenting and exploring new modes, methods, and ways to use Amateur Radio.


Sincerely, MARA’s VHF-UHF Repeater Committee; Dan O’Barr, Chairperson.