Repeater Site Information and Photos



Following is information about each of the repeaters that are affiliated with the Intermountain Intertie System.  The original link was between Frisco Peak and Utah Hill and used Motorola L-44 tube radios.  This link worked reasonably well and a short time later a link to the Snowbird repeater was established.  Terrain limitaions would not allow us to use 440 MHz frequencies and the first link to Snowbird was established using Clegg 220 MHz amateur equipment.  The system often failed and was later replaced with 420-440 MHz radios going to Farnsworth Peak which had a better path profile.

Most, but not all, of the repeaters listed here are part of the Intermountain Intertie.
  
Sites for the most part are listed geographically, North to South.   Most links are generally left on, which means the entire system is connected unless there is a need to disconnect a portion for some reason.  At the present time there can be as many as 28 repeaters connected together covering parts of five states.

Idaho System (ID)

Malad (ID)


Idaho is  linked to the Intermountain Inter-tie System  via a UHF relay site near Malad Idaho, which also includes a VHF remote base.  Contact system control officers for assistance in controlling the remote base.  The Malad site is linked to the 146.35-85 repeater at Jumpoff which is 13 miles northeast of Arco at an elevation of 8950 feet.

Sawtel (ID)


The Sawtel site, 10,000 feet MSL, in Island Park, Idaho, west of West Yellowstone, MT on 145.23 MHZ, access tone 100 Hz has been added to the linked system.  One unique aspect of this site, operators may access the repeater with 123 Hz, and operate with the repeater unlinked.

Mt. Harrison (ID)


The Burley site at Mt. Harrison, elevation 9000 feet MSL, 145.27 MHZ has been added to the system.

Boise (ID)


Check with the Boise operators for details on four Boise area repeaters which are linked and are occasionally linked into the Intertie.

Medicine Butte (WY)


Medicine Butte is located  5 miles North of Evanston at an elevation of 8589 feet.  This site is linked to Snowbird on 420-440 MHz.

Bear Lake (UT)



The Bear Lake repeater is located southeast of the lake near Laketown, Utah at an elevation of 7575 feet.  This system is linked to Snowbird on 420-440 MHz.


Photo shows 100 mph wind damage to the site that occurred mid February, 2017.

Farnsworth Peak (UT)


The Farnsworth Peak repeater on 147.120 is located on the Oquirrh mountains west of Salt lake City at the Fox 13 Farnsworth Peak site at an elevation of 9000 feet.  This system is linked to Snowbird and Frisco Peak in the 420-440 MHz band.

Snowbird (UT)


The Snowbird repeater on 147.78-18 MHz serves as a "Hub" for many of the links.  It is located southeast of Salt Lake City on Hidden Peak at an elevation of 11,000 feet.  The equipment is housed in the "Tram Building" of the Snowbird Ski Resort.  All links are now in the 420-440 MHz band.  The link to Frisco Peak was  first established in 1974 using Clegg 220 MHz radios.

Levan Peak (UT)


Levan Peak is part of the Intermountain Intertie and occasionly serves as a link between Frisco Peak and Farnsworth Peak.  The normal link is between Frisco Peak and Farnsworth directly.  Levan Peak was added to the system in 2007.  During the late Fall of 2014 an additional link to Monroe Peak was established at Levan - adding Sevier County to the Intermountain Intertie system.




Monroe Peak (UT)


The 146.840 Monroe Peak repeater was added to the Intermountain Intertie August 30-31, 2014.  Monroe Peak is located southeast of Monroe, Utah at an elevation of 11,227 feet.  The link to Levan was completed in the late Fall of 2014.  The 146.840 Intertie repeater is located in the same building as the existing 146.860 repeater that is part of the Skyline Linked System.  The repeater is a Kenwood TKR-750.  The link radios were replaced during the fall of 2016 with a Kenwood TKR-850.




Frisco Peak (UT)


Frisco Peak is located 10 miles west of Milford, 60 miles north-northwest of Cedar City at an elevation of 9660 feet.  Amateur equipment at the site includes a Kenwood TKR-750 repeater on 146.34-94, a 420-440 MHz link to the 146.12-82 repeater in St. George, a 420-440 MHz link to the 147.78-18 repeater (Farnsworth) in Salt Lake City, and a 420-440 MHz link to the 146.20-80 repeater on Blowhard.  Packet radio on 145.01 MHz (MLF) as well as the 450 MHz "Backbone Links" are also located at the site.  A remote base and links belonging to the Cactus Radio Club (Private) is also at Frisco.  The links to Utah Hill and Snowbird were  first established in 1974 using Motorola L44 tube type and Clegg  220 MHz radios.  The link to St. George was the very first link of what would later become the "Intermountain Intertie".

 


George, AL7BX, in front of the newly rebuilt Intermountain Intertie and Cactus Radios installed in the Fall of 2011.  The new link radios are Motorola CDM-750's.  The previous MASTR II was replaced by tha TKR-750 in the rack.

Bottom picture showing the amateur tower that came down in an ice storm in late January 2017.



Blowhard Mountain (UT)


Blowhard Mountain is located 13 miles southeast Cedar City at an elevation of 10,600 feet.  The amateur site is located near the FAA Long Range Radar site as well as a weather radar facility.  The amateur site is owned and operated by the Deseret Amateur Radio Society which is an affiliate of the Cactus Radio Club.  In addition to the Cactus radios, the site houses the146.20-80 repeater (WV7H) which is part of the Intermountain Intertie system.    The GE MASTR II repeater was replaced with a Kenwood TKR-750 in July of 2014.  Links to Frisco Peak, Mount Potosi, Navajo Mountain and Jacob's Lake are in the 420-440 MHz band.  The site also houses both the145.01 MHz packet (CDC) and the 440 MHz packet "Backbone" system.


Jacob's Lake  (AZ)

The Jacobs Lake repeater is located near Jacobs Lake and is at an elevation of 7824.  The GE Master II was replaced with a Kenwood TKR-750 repeater during the late fall of 2014 operating on 147.300 MHz with a PL of 100 Hz.  It is linked to the Intertie through Blowhard using Motorola CDM-750/1550 radios in the 420-440 band.  A new duplexer was installed in the fall of 2015.



Navajo Mountain, (UT)


During October 2013 the Utah VHF Society installed a Kenwood TKR-850 repeater on 448.500- PL of 100.0 (frequency changed, see below) on Navajo Mountain (elevation 10,388 feet).  This repeater is  linked "Full Time" to the Intermountain Intertie through Blowhard using Motorola CDM-750/1550 radios in the 420-440 band.

Due to interference problems from a New Mexico repeater,
this repeater was changed to the  frequency of 448.600- PL of 100.0 during the summer of 2014.  It is linked  full time link to Mount Elden (near Flagstaff) using Motorola CDM-750/1550 radios in the 420-440 band.   It provides Intertie linking in to Phoenix when controlled on at Mount Elden.  To activate the link into the RimLink system (Phoenix) use ##360.  To disconnect the link Use ##370.

The 146.960 repeater on Navajo Mountain has had the option restored to be connected to the Intermountain Intertie.






Utah Hill (UT)


Utah Hill is located approximately 15 miles West North West of St. George at an elevation of 7230 feet.  It is linked into the Intermountain Intertie system via a 420-440 MHz frequency at Frisco Peak.  This link was  first established in 1974 using Motorola L44 tube type radios.  The current repeater is a Kenwood TKR-750 operating on 146.820 minus with a PL of 100.0.  The link rados are CDM-750/1550 radios in the 420-440 band.


Mount Potosi (NV)


Mount Potosi is located southwest of Las Vegas and has two amateur sites, Low Potosi and High Potosi (elevation 8420 feet).  The 146.28-88 linked repeater is located on High Potosi.  Mount Potosi is linked to the Intermountain Interie through Blowhard Peak near Cedar City.  The Mount Potosi site is operated by the Las Vegas Repeater Association (WA7HXO).

Highland Peak (NV)


Highland Peak is located 7 miles west-southwest of Pioche, Nevada at an elevation of 9400 feet.  The site has been linked to Mount Potosi on 450 MHz.  The Highland Peak site is operated by the Las Vegas Repeater Association (WA7HXO).



Iron Mountain (UT)



Iron Mountain is located 20 miles west of Ce
dar City and is the site of the 146.16-76, 146.38-98 and 448.800 repeaters.  A Remote Base owned by Don Blanchard, WA7GTU, is also located on Iron Mountain and is available to the amateur community.  The remote is a Kenwood TKR-850 on 449.500 MHz with a PL of 100 Hz and has a synthesized Kenwood TM-271 two meter radio interfaced to the remote with 30 watt or 60 watt output.  Check with Don, WA7GTU,  George, AL7BX, Bill, K6QOG, or Ken, N7KM for the control codes.  Iron Mountain is not a part of the Intermountain Intertie linked radio system.
State Wide Emergency Repeater (UT)

A portable Emergency/Special Event Repeater owned by Don Blanchard, WA7GTU is available for use by the amateur community.  The frequency has been coordinated for the entire state of Utah.  The remote is a GE Master II on 447.575 MHz with no PL and an output of 17 watts.  It is housed in a dual GE Master II mobile chassis and is self contained except for power supply, coax, and antenna.  Check with Don, WA7GTU, George, AL7BX, or Ken N7KM for availability.  It is used for the Utah Hamfests and was used for the 2002 Winter Olympics.


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Last Update December 14, 2016 by Rainbow Canyons Amateur Radio Club