W9YRC/R Repeater

The W9YRC Repeater Print
The W9YRC repeater is located on the roof of one of the tallest buildings in Dupage County. We consider ourselves very fortunate that this civic-minded company has allowed us to place our equipment and antenna at this location. They recognize and value the contributions that amateur radio makes during times of emergency.Given our location and the state of our equipment, it is not surprising that many hams in northeastern Illinois, northwest Indiana, and southeast Wisconsin call our repeater the “Bigfoot.” Our members and passing hams are often able to stay in contact with the W9YRC repeater as far away as Beloit and Milwaukee, WI, Benton Harbor and Muskegon, MI, Valparaiso and Gary, IN, and Rockford and Kankakee, IL.

Here’s the repeater information:

Frequency: 442.875 MHz
Offset: +5 MHz
PL Frequency: 114.8 Hz
IRLP Node: 4774 Echolink Node: 305654

The W9YRC repeater has an active EchoIRLP node available.

To use IRLP on the W9YRC repeater, simply listen to be sure the repeater is not in use,  then identify your station and state that you are beginning IRLP. There is no code needed other than to use the DTMF keys on your microphone to send the node number of the link you wish to open. When you have finished, use the DTMF keys to send “73,” which will terminate the link.

To use Echolink on the W9YRC repeater, simply listen to be sure the repeater is not in use, then identify your station and state that you are beginning an Echolink session. Using your DTMF keys dial # then the node number you wish to call. Again, once you have finished, use the DTMF keys to send “73” to terminate the link.

3 thoughts on “W9YRC/R Repeater”

  1. Off the grid but I’m looking for technician books that new hams could study from if our club members could donate. I have several guys that I have been trying to get licensed for years. And I think if I put a free book in front of them, they would honestly study. please get the word out to have club members donate there books to me. Tom W9WOX as soon as possible. Thanks

  2. I can’t find the repeater on the list of Echolink repeaters online. Is there someone that could float me some assistance in connecting to the repeater via VOIP? Thanks.

    1. Thanks for the inquiry – temporarily we have taken down Echolink while some hardware/software issues are addressed – Please check back soon

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