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The purpose of Bonner County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is to provide Amateur Radio (ham) communications support during emergencies and public service events to communities within Bonner County Idaho, and to assist our neighboring counties in Idaho, Washington and Montana. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment with their local ARES leadership for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

Bonner County ARES/RACES Repeaters:

Primary Repeater: Baldy Mtn, Sandpoint – K7LNA
442.500 MHz, plus offset, PL tone 131.8 Hz

Backup Repeater: Sandpoint (low level) – K7LNA
443.625 MHz, plus offset, PL tone 136.5 Hz

Backup Simplex:
146.460 MHz, simplex

Digital Operations:
146.480 MHz Simplex, PSK31 & MT63 1KL @1200

Bonner County ARES/RACES Nets:
Local ARES/RACES Nets are held every Monday evening. The Net meets on-the-air at 7:00 PM local time on the primary repeater frequency. In the event of an emergency, we will also use the backup repeater and simplex frequencies listed above.

Net Control Station Operator Schedule:
1st Monday: Tim Gift KG7CSE
2nd Monday + Digital Net: Lee Lukehart K7AVR
3rd Monday: Mark Earls K7MEE
4th Monday + Simplex Net: Dave Merritt W7FYV
5th Monday: Dave Holten WA7DH

ARES® and Amateur Radio Emergency Service® are trademarks of the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL). Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) was created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

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