WI9RES Repeaters

147.135+ MHz (131.8 Hz tone)
West Lafayette, IN

145.370- MHz (131.8 Hz tone)
Rossville, IN

443.500+ MHz (131.8 Hz tone)
Rossville, IN



W.I.R.E.S. was established in 1985 as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of having an independent organization own and manage local amateur radio repeaters, free from the influence or shifting change in politics of any clubs or organizations.  This has helped maintain the stability and dependability of the region’s most active and reliable repeater system.

W.I.R.E.S. is a
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Western Indiana Radio Emergency Services, Inc.

WIRES Repeaters PL Tone

All three of the WI9RES repeaters use the CTCSS/PL tone of 131.8 Hz. This is to comply with guidelines from the Indiana Repeater Council (IRC). They have redrawn the boundaries that define the geographical "areas" in the state for repeater coordination. Different PL tones are assigned to each area to assist in avoiding co-channel interference.

Our repeaters in Tippecanoe and Clinton counties are now in the Northwest area. The 88.5 Hz PL we formerly used is assigned to the West Central area, and repeaters in the Northwest are assigned either 173.8 or 131.8 Hz.

We use 131.8 Hz for all of the WI9RES repeaters.

Please program your radios accordingly, and help others who may find that task a bit challenging. We understand this is not a trivial change. However, we consider it necessary to continue to operate our repeaters according to accepted, community standards, and to honor the amateur code and follow good operating practices.

We appreciate your patience and understanding. WIRES plans to continue serving the amateur community by providing quality infrastructure with these repeaters. Thanks.

Checks (made payable to "W.I.R.E.S.")
can be mailed to:

PO Box 4574
Lafayette, IN 47903-4574

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WIRES is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Contributions to WIRES
are tax deductible.

Annual WIRES Dues

Your annual WIRES dues can be paid securely online with your credit card, debit card, or bank account with PayPal.  Enter your amateur radio call sign when asked for it on the PayPal web site.  Please click on the appropriate button below to help support the WI9RES repeater system:

Individual  ($25)

Family  ($50)

Retiree / Student  ($20)

Additional Donation

The WIRES repeater system is operated and maintained with the contributions of its users.  We appreciate the diligence of those of you who make annual donations, supporting the region’s most popular and widest-area coverage repeater system.