Boston-area Repeaters

This is a directory of Boston-area repeaters (including but not limited to the BARC machines) for area hams who are setting up HTs for the first time, or visitors to the area who want to program some local machines into their rigs. It is an admittedly subjective list and comments are welcome.

You can find a comprehensive list of local repeaters in the New England Repeater Directory.

B in the second column means strong in downtown Boston. Where a split PL tone is given, the first value is the input. If your rig is not capable of split tone operation (most aren’t) use the input PL and tone mode, not tone squelch mode. Access tones like the 1750 Hz common in Europe are not generally required for US repeaters.

2 Meter / 144–148Mhz band

Standard offset 600 kHz.

Frequency PL Mode Location Affiliation
145.16- D-STAR Brookline MMRA
145.23- B 88.5/100.0 FM Boston – Downtown (SKYWARN) BARC
145.43- 146.2 FM Belmont MMRA
146.52 FM National 2 meter call channel simplex
146.64- B 136.5 FM Waltham – Prospect Hill WARA
146.64- B NAC 293 P25 Waltham – Prospect Hill WARA
146.67- 146.2 in FM Quincy – Forbes Hill MMRA
146.82- B 127.3 FM Boston – Prudential Center (Downtown PL) MMRA
146.82- B 146.2/127.3 FM Boston – Prudential Center (Main PL) MMRA
147.42 FM BARC simplex talkaround frequency simplex

1.25 Meter / 222–225Mhz band

Standard offset 1.25 MHz.

Frequency PL Mode Location Affiliation
223.500 FM National 220MHz call channel simplex
224.40- 103.5 FM Quincy – Forbes Hill MMRA
224.94- B no PL FM Waltham – Prospect Hill WARA

70 Centimeter / 420–450Mhz band

Standard offset 5 MHz.

Frequency PL Mode Location Affiliation
446.000 FM National 440MHz call channel simplex
449.075- B 88.5 in FM Waltham – Prospect Hill WARA
449.175- B CC1 DMR Boston Downtown BARC/NEDECN
449.725- B 114.8 FM Cambridge – MIT Green Building MIT

33 Centimeter / 902–928Mhz band

Standard offset 12 MHz.

Frequency PL Mode Location Affiliation
927.0625- B D244 FM Boston – waterfront MMRA/NEAR-900
927.1375- 131.8/100.0 FM Waltham – Prospect Hill WARA

 

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