Jan 21 - VK2RAO 147.025 now using 91.5 Hz CTCSS.
Feb 6 - VK7RCH 438.575 now requires 123 Hz tone access.
Feb 14 - The VK3RMM and VK3RPU 70 cm repeaters have swapped frequencies. VK3RMM is now on 439.825 MHz, and VK3RPU on 439.850 MHz. Both use 91.5 Hz CTCSS access tone.
May 24 - VK2ROT 70cm repeater now running FM and P25.
June 22 - VK3RMU 70cm repeater now running FM and P25.
September 1 - VK3RGC 70 cm now running FM and APCO.
September 13 - update for VK3RBT: using 91.5 CTCSS.
December 6 - VK2RWC back on air on 147.150 using 91.5 CTCSS.
Jan 16 - VK3RDD 6 metre repeater now using 91.5 CTCSS.
Feb 1 - VK2RHT 70cm repeater operational
Jan 12 - VK2RWC Sydney 23cm repeater now operational
Jan 16 - Proposed new repeater VK3RPT 439.535
Feb 19 - VK6REC 147.175 added to the list
Feb 22 - VK2RCW Orange operational
IRLP and Echolink nodes
For latest details and operating status of Australian and worldwide IRLP and Echolink nodes:
IRLP NODES: check the IRLP home site by clicking this Link.
ECHOLINK NODES: check the Echolink home site by clicking this Link.
For information about D-Star voice and data repeaters, click this Link to visit the Australian D-Star Information site.
Overseas repeater information
FREE REPEATER APP FOR ANDROID AND iPHONE
A new repeater app is now available for Android. It allows you to easily find the locations of repeaters in your area and overseas. This app initially covered the UK, but details of Australian repeaters have now been added.
The author's web site: Link. The Android Market web site: Link
RFINDER Repeater Directory
RFinder - The Worldwide Repeater Directory
Android - iPhone - RTSystems - CHIRP - TomTom - Garmin -WWW
Web page link:Link
Facebook link: Link
The WIA repeater data base
We aim to keep our repeater listing up to date - but for this we depend on information from our fellow amateurs. If you are aware of any additions, changes or corrections that need to be made to the Australian Repeater Directory, please send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scripts to load the WIA repeater list into your radio
Steve Ireland VK2MD has written four useful utilities in VB Script that will load and manipulate the WIA Repeater data file:
WiaRep2Text.vbs simply prints the repeater list to a console window and is meant as a training exercise.
WiaRep2Verify.vbs verifies the WIA repeater data file for consistency and catches the occasional inconsistency in the listing. This is also good for training.
WiaRep2ID880.vbs converts the binary file into a format that can be imported directly into the ICOM ID880 using the free ICOM CS-80/880 Software.
WiaRep2Chirp.vbs converts the binary file into a format that can be imported directly into the many radios that are supported by Chirp: Link.
A readme.txt is included with the downloadable zip file that describes in detail how to run the scripts, and the scripts themselves are fully commented for those who want to write their own utilities. Also included in the zip file are sample output files that are pre-cooked and ready to use.
The scripts will run on most Microsoft Windows operating systems (XP onwards) and are available in the "Files for Download" section below.
Latest updates to the data base
Jan 18 - updates for VK2RAZ, VK2RCV
Jan 21 - VK2RAO 147.025 now using 91.5 Hz CTCSS access tone
Feb 6 - updates for VK2RCG, VK7RCH
Feb 14 - updates for VK3RMM, VK3RPU
March 7 - updates for VK4RDK and VK4RDW D-Star repeaters
March 11 - updates for VK2RCD, VK2RCC and VK2RDD
March 31 - VK3RDX added. Corrections of typos for VK2RFI, VK2RHP, VK5RBP, VK7RAK and VK2RDS. CSV file entries updated for VK3RBU, VK3RTU, VK3RPU, VK4RAI, VK4RBW, VK6RAP (fixed typos that affected the parsing of the file). Entries for D-Star repeaters VK1RWN and VK2RAG corrected to include the band suffix.
May 12 - 70 cm repeaters: VK7RTC deleted; VK7RDS added. Updates for FM/P25 repeaters VK2RCG, VK2RWS, VK2RWK and VK2RAH.
May 24 - update for VK2ROT 438.575.
June 5 - correction to status of VK3RMM D-Star repeaters (not currently on air).
June 21 - Addition of D-Star repeaters VK3RCE, VK3RIR, VK4RPH, VK7RRR
June 22 - Addition of VK7RRR D-Star rpeater; uodate for VK3RMU
July 21 - Correction for VK1RBM footnote
July 22 - Changes for VK3RPL; addition of VK3RAJ, VK3RMP, VK3RSA and VK3RSB
July 25 - VK2RSE deleted
September 1 - updates for VK3RGL, VK3RGC (70 cm); added VK4RCN B D-Star repeater; add VK3RGC APCO
September 13 - update for VK3RBT
September 18 - added 70cm repeaters VK2RHC, VK2RCF
September 20 - Full VK6 update. VK6RGF replaced by VK6RAK; VK6RGF and VK6ROX 70 cm repeaters added; changes for VK6RUF, VK6RLM and VK6RFM.
September 20 - VK2RUH deleted; changes for VK2RLE; added VK2RCF and VK2RHC.
October 30 - VK3RBW 70cm repeater added.
November 5 - updates for VK3RMA, VK3RVL
December 17 - updates for VK2RWC and VK3RMP
Jan 13 - VK2RWC 23cm repeater added
Jan 19 - added VK3RGW 70cm and 23cm repeater; updates for VK3RPT, VK3RBW, VK3RGH, VK3RBM 70cm repeaters; updates for VK3RPS, VK3RMN, VK3RBM 23cm repeaters
Jan 20 - updates for VK2RBM, VK2RCT
Feb 1 - updates for VK2RCF, VK2RCG, VK2RAZ, VK2RLD
Feb 1 - VK2RHT 70cm repeater added
Feb 19 - VK6REC added; update for VK6RAV
Feb 22 - VK2RCW added
Files For Download
||VB Scripts for loading the CSV file into memory - provided by Steve Ireland VK2MD
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