Idaho Amateur Radio
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Idaho 2-Meter Band-Plan

If a band-plan is published by the frequency coordinating body, the simplex frequencies specified in the band-plan should be used for simplex operations.

If no published band-plan is available, this does not indicate that no band-plan exist. We just need to reference a repeater directory to determine the band-plan model that is implemented in order to determine what simplex frequencies are available. Looking at the spacing between channel allocations for coordinated repeaters to establish the channel spacing, and the repeater channel allocation to determine both a base frequency to establish the set of simplex frequencies and the frequencies that are available for simplex operation. 2-Meter simplex occupies the frequency segments between 146.400 to 146.599 MHz and from 147.400 to 147.599 MHz. This range is left as unallocated for repeater use, in part, because of the 600 kHz split between repeater transmitters and repeater receivers.

With 2-meter repeater allocations occurring on 20 kHz channel spacing, and projecting that channel spacing into the simplex portion of the FM band-plan, this would seem to indicate the following as viable simplex channels on 2-meters:


146.400 146.500 147.400 147.500
146.420 146.520 147.420 147.520
146.440 146.540 147.440 147.540
146.460 146.560 147.460 147.560
146.480 146.580 147.480 147.580

The 20-kHz channel spacing is optimized to accommodate a standard FM deviation that does not encroach on an adjacent channel and cause interference. Operation on frequencies between these channels will result in improper channel spacing and can cause interference. For example, operation on 146.430 will cause interference to both 146.420 and 146.440.


NOTE: The Idaho ARES Member Guidebook, which is available for download from the Resources menu, is not currently in compliance with the Idaho 2-meter Band-Plan. Work is being done to bring this document into compliance, and it can be expected that the frequencies listed in the guidebook that fall within the 147 MHz band segment will be changed to align with the Idaho 2-meter band plan.


NOTE: The following list of repeaters and frequencies is not comprehensive.


NOTE: Although 146.600 MHz might appear to be available for simplex use, this frequency serves as the input to the Mt. Harrison repeater in Southern Idaho, and should be avoided to prevent interference to the repeater.



IDAHO VHF 2-METER REPEATERS & SIMPLEX
STATE REGION LOCATION RECEIVE TRANSMIT OFFSET ENC TONE ACCESS CALL SIGN
ID ALL (SHARED) ALL 145.110 144.510 -      
ID NORTH MOYLE SPRINGS 145.125 144.525 - DSTAR OPEN KF7MUA
ID ALL (SHARED) ALL 145.130 144.530 -      
OR NORTH EAST, OR FORT ROCK 145.150 144.550 - 162.2 OPEN WA7YTD
OR NORTH EAST, OR LA GRANDE 110.9 OPEN W7NYW
OR NORTH EAST, OR HUNTINGTON 145.170 144.570 - 110.9 OPEN W7NYW
ID NORTH ELK BUTTE 145.190 144.590 - 100.0 OPEN KF7WOR
ID NORTH LEWISTON HILL 145.210 144.610 - 192.8 CLOSED WA7HWD
ID NORTH PECK 206.5 OPEN W7WWS
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 100.0 OPEN W7YFX
ID SOUTH EAST ISLAND PARK 145.230 144.630 - 123.0 OPEN WA7FDR
ID NORTH SCHWEITZER SKI HILL 100.0 OPEN N7CT
ID SOUTH EAST SAWTELL 100.0 OPEN WA7FDR
ID SOUTH WEST SILVER CITY 100.0 OPEN WA7FDR
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 145.250 144.650 - 100.0 OPEN K3ZFF
ID SOUTH EAST BURLEY, MT. HARRISON 145.270 144.670 - 100.0 OPEN WA7FDR
ID NORTH SAGLE 127.3 OPEN AA7XM
ID SOUTH EAST BURLEY 100.0 OPEN WA7FDR
OR NORTH EAST, OR BAKER CITY 110.9 OPEN W7NYW
ID SOUTH WEST MERIDIAN 145.290 144.890 - 100.0 OPEN W7VOI
ID SOUTH WEST IDAHO CITY 145.310 144.710 - 100.0 OPEN KA7ERV
ID NORTH ST. MARIES 88.5 OPEN KB7SIJ
ID SOUTH EAST BURLEY 145.330 144.730 - 100.0 OPEN K7ACA
ID SOUTH EAST BURLEY 123.0 OPEN K7ACA
OR NORTH EAST, OR PENDELTON 103.5 OPEN K7RPT
ID SOUTH WEST MELBA 145.350 144.750 - 100.0 OPEN W7LCD
ID WEST CENTRAL NEW MEADOWS 145.370 144.770 - 100.0 OPEN KE7KQE
ID SOUTH WEST WEISER 145.390 144.790 - 100.0 OPEN K7OJI
ID SOUTH EAST REXBURG BYU CAMPUS 145.410 144.810 - 100.0 OPEN K7WIP
ID NORTH PRIEST LAKE 77.0 OPEN N7KAM
      145.430 144.830 -      
ID NORTH CURLEY CREEK 145.450 144.850 - 88.5 OPEN AF7LJ
ID SOUTH WEST IDAHO CITY 145.470 144.870 - 100.0 OPEN WI7ATV
ID NORTH HOO DOO 145.490 144.890 - 136.5 OPEN K7JEP
ID NORTH OROFINO 100.0 OPEN KC7VBT
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 145.500 144.900 - DSTAR OPEN W7VOI
ID STATEWIDE
BAND
PLAN
COMPLIANT
SIMPLEX
ALL 146.420 SIMPLEX   n.a.  
146.440
146.460
146.480
146.500
146.520
146.540
146.560
146.580
ID NORTH KAMIAH 146.620 146.020 - 88.5 OPEN KK3ARC
ID WEST CENTRAL CASCADE 100.0 OPEN W7VOI
ID SOUTH EAST IDAHO FALLS 146.640 146.040 - 100.0 OPEN K7EFZ
ID SOUTH WEST JEROME 146.660 146.060 - 100.0 OPEN W7MVH
ID NORTH IDAHO MT 146.680 146.080 - 100.0 OPEN KC7MGR
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE / MT. HOME 146.700 146.100 - 107.2 OPEN WR7GEM
ID SOUTH EAST REXBURG 100.0 OPEN W7UNY
ID NORTH SPIRIT LAKE 146.720 146.120 - 100.0 OPEN KF7TNA
OR SOUTH EAST, OR VALE, OR 100.0 OPEN W7PAG
ID SOUTH EAST IDAHO FALLS 146.740 146.140 - 100.0 OPEN K7EFZ
ID SOUTH WEST EMMETT 100.0 OPEN W7RGC
ID NORTH WELLS BENCH 146.760 146.160 - 131.8 OPEN K7NDX
ID SOUTH WEST TWIN FALLS 100.0 OPEN KC7SNX
ID NORTH SAGLE 146.780 146.180 - 100.0 OPEN K7JEP
ID NORTH LAVA HOT SPRINGS 146.800 146.200 - 88.5 OPEN AE7TA
ID SOUTH EAST SEDGICK PK 88.5 OPEN AE7TA
ID NORTH MOSCOW MT 146.820 146.220 - 127.3 OPEN WA7HWD
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 100.0 OPEN WR7ADL
ID SOUTH EAST POCATELLO 100.0 OPEN AD7UI
ID NORTH COTTONWOOD BUTTE 146.840 146.240 - 100.0 OPEN KB7VOL
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 100.0 OPEN W7VOI
ID SOUTH EAST HOWE 146.850 146.250 - 100.0 OPEN WA7FDR
ID SOUTH EAST MENAN BUTTE 146.860 146.260 - 100.0 OPEN KM7G
ID SOUTH WEST MARSING 146.880 146.280 - 100.0 OPEN K7ZZL
ID WEST CENTRAL MCCALL 146.900 146.300 - 123.0 OPEN KC7MCC
ID NORTH CRAIG MT 146.920 146.320 - 110.9 OPEN K7EI
ID SOUTH WEST HOMEDALE 100.0 OPEN KB7AOF
ID NORTH WARDNER PEAK 146.940 146.340 - 127.3 OPEN N7SZY
ID SOUTH EAST DRIGGS 123.0 OPEN K7ENE
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 100.0 OPEN K7BSE
ID SOUTH EAST IDAHO FALLS 146.960 146.360 - 100.0 OPEN KE7JFA
ID NORTH BLACK MT. 123.0 OPEN W7BFI
ID WEST CENTRAL CASCADE DMR CC1 OPEN W7CIA
ID CENTRAL SALMON 146.980 146.380 - 100.0 OPEN NQ0O
ID NORTH MICA PEAK 127.3 OPEN K7ID
ID EAST CENTRAL SALMON, BALDY MT. 100.0 OPEN AA7WG
ID SOUTH EAST BURLEY, MT HARRISON 147.000 147.600 + 100.0 OPEN KC7SNN
OR NORTH EAST, OR JOSEPH 103.5 OPEN KB7DZR
ID NORTH LOOKOUT PASS 147.020 147.620 + 100.0 OPEN K7HPT
ID WEST CENTRAL MCCALL 100.0 OPEN KC7MCC
ID NORTH BONNERS FERRY 147.040 147.640 + 100.0 OPEN KE7MDQ
ID SOUTH EAST PCATELLO 147.060 147.660 + 100.0 OPEN N7DN
OR NORTH EAST, OR BAKER CITY, OR 110.9 OPEN W7NYW
ID NORTH MICA PEAK 147.080 147.680 + 100.0 OPEN KC7ODP
ID NORTH BOUNDARY COUNTY 147.100 147.700 + 100.0 CLOSED KL3EZ
OR EAST, OR ONTARIO 100.0 OPEN K7OJI
ID SOUTH WEST WEISER 147.120 147.720 + 100.0 OPEN K7OJI
OR EAST, OR HUNTINGTON 100.0 OPEN K7OJI
OR NORTH EAST, OR TRI-CITY 100.0 OPEN KC7UAV
ID CENTRAL STANLEY 147.140 147.740 + 100.0 OPEN AE6DX
ID SOUTH WEST JARBRIDGE, NV 147.160 147.760 + 100.0 OPEN KA7CVV
ID NORTH GOOSE HUMP 147.180 147.780 + 110.9 OPEN KB7BYR
ID SOUTH WEST KETCHUM 100.0 OPEN N7ACB
ID SOUTH WEST EMMETT 147.200 147.800 + 100.0 OPEN K7WIR
ID NORTH RATHDRUM 147.220 147.820 + 100.0 OPEN N7ESU
OR SOUTH EAST, OR NYSSA 100.0 OPEN W7PAG
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 147.240 147.840 + 100.0 OPEN W7VOI
ID NORTH BLOSSOM 147.260 147.860 + 100.0 OPEN KF7KAE
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 100.0 OPEN AB7HP
OR NORTH EAST, OR LA GRANDE 100.0 OPEN K7RPT
ID SOUTH WEST STAR 147.280 147.880 + 100.0 OPEN KA7EWN
ID SOUTH EAST POCATELLO 147.300 147.900 + 100.0 OPEN KA7MLM
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 100.0 OPEN N7DJX
OR EAST CENTRAL, OR BURNS 100.0 OPEN W7JVO
ID SOUTH WEST BOISE 147.320 147.920 + 100.0 OPEN N7FYZ
ID SOUTH WEST MOUNTAIN HOME 147.340 147.940 + 100.0 OPEN AB7RQ
ID SOUTH EAST POCATELLO   OPEN K9GP
ID SOUTH WEST CALDWELL 147.360 147.960 + 100.0 OPEN K7TRH
ID SOUTH EAST BEAR LAKE 147.380 147.980 + 100.0 OPEN AC7TJ
ID STATEWIDE
BAND
PLAN
COMPLIANT
SIMPLEX
ALL 147.420 SIMPLEX   n.a.  
147.440
147.460
147.480
147.500
147.520
147.540
147.560
147.580