Repeater Update

Repeater news


Jan 16 - VK3RDD 6 metre repeater now using 91.5 CTCSS.
Feb 1 - VK2RHT 70cm repeater operational
Apr 30 - VK2RCW frequency change to 147.200 tx / 147.800 rx
Aug 1 - VK5RLZ 439.875 now requires 91.5 Hz CTCSS access tone.
Aug 18 - VK5RSB 439 MHz repeater now uses 91.5 access tone; 23 cm repeater now operational.
Aug 22 - VK2RAG 53.725 operational with 91.5 CTCSS tone; VK2RAG 439.725 linked to 6 metres (85.4 tone access)
Sep 27 - VK3RWZ 2 metre repeater requires 91.5 Hz CTCSS access tone.
Oct 22 - VK3RBA and VK3RBU requite 91.5 CTCSS access tone.
Nov 9 - VK3RPT (439.525) operational on FM and P25.


Feb 17 - VK7RML CTCSS tone 123 Hz.
Mar 12 - VK1RGI 2 metre repeater now using 91.5 CTCSS.
May 29 - VK2RCB now using 123 Hz CTCSS.
May 29 - VK7RAD now using 141.3 Hz CTCSS.

New repeaters


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
Nov 7 - VK2RHP new P25 repeater 438.1375


Feb 17 - 439.825 VK7RTC
Feb 17 - VK4RPU 146.750, 438.750 now operational
May 29 - VK6ROT Rottnest Island, 147.075 and 439.700. VK6RCA Carnarvon 146.925. VK4RNL 439.375 proposed new repeater. Also in VK4, proposed new Maryborough repeaters on 146.875 and 439.450.

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.

D-Star Repeaters

For information about D-Star voice and data repeaters, click this Link to visit the Australian D-Star Information site.

Overseas repeater information


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

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 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
Jul 18 - changes to VK2RCW
Aug 1 - updates for VK4RCA, VK5RLZ
Aug 18 - updates for VK5RSB
Aug 22 - updates for VK2RAG 6m and 70 cm
Sep 27 - update for VK3RWZ
Oct 22 - updates for VK3RBA, VK3RBU, VK4RCA
Nov 7 - Added VK2RHP APCO repeater; changes for VK3RWD
November 9 - Update for VK3RPT

Feb 17 - updates for VK7RML, VK7RTC, VK4RET, VK4RPU
Mar 12 - updates for VK1RGI, VK1RBM
Apr 27 - VK7RBW deleted (no longer operational); other minor typing corrections
May 29 - updates for VK2RCB, VK4RNL, VK6RCA, VK6ROT, VK7RAD, VK7RCR
August 21 - updates for VK3RSE, VK3RAD, VK6ROX, VK6RLM, VK6RLK, VK6RAV

Files For Download

Latest repeater list - 21 August
Repeater Directory 140821.pdf

Repeater list in CSV format
Repeater Directory 140821.csv

Data Files to allow you to directly program your radio's memory with Australian repeaters - provided by Steve Ireland VK2MD

Page Last Updated: Sunday 24 August 2014 at 19:5 hours