Lamoni Amateur Radio Association
The Lamoni Amateur Radio Association (LARA) is a chapter of
ASCRA, serving south-central Iowa and north-central
LARA operates one of ASCRA's 2-meter repeaters. The antenna is located 90
feet AGL in Lamoni, IA. The repeater operates at 146.73 output (-600 kHz
input) with an ERP of 100 watts. Its location enables a reliable radius of
coverage of approximately 30 miles from Lamoni. This is an open repeater,
so no tone is required to use it.
LARA also operates an EchoLink node
in cooperation with Graceland
University's Amateur Radio Club - WØYO.
The EchoLink node, WØYO-R, is node number 127318 and operates on the
146.73(-) repeater frequency pair. To use the link,
key 13 plus the destination node number to connect
key 31 to disconnect the most recently connected node
key 33 to disconnect from all nodes
The 146.73(-) repeater is equipped with a phone patch for local calls and
emergency use. To use the patch,
key * (star) to bring up the link, wait for the dial tone, and then dial
a local number (784 or 442 prefix), or 911 for emergencies.
key # (pound) to hang up the link.
LARA conducts a 2-meter net at 19:30 (Central Time) Sunday evenings, with
Tony Crandell, KØISA, Net Control.
The regular meeting of the Lamoni Amateur Radio Association is held at 9:00
a.m. on the second Saturday of every month as a "chat-and-chew" breakfast
at the Quilt Country Restaurant in Lamoni, Iowa. Visitors are always welcome.
Call in frequency is 146.73(-).
LARA is active in the Lamoni Community, and participates with local emergency
management agencies to provide communications services.
LARA membership is $25 for individuals, and $50 for families.
President: Tony Crandell, KØISA
Secretary: Lynda Farnham, KBØUBT
Treasurer: Lila Oiler, NØVWS
Repeater Control Operator: Jon Barney, AAØOS
Net Control Operator: Tony Crandell, KØISA
updated December 17, 2006