Upcoming events:

  1. ARRL Michigan Section Simulated Emergency Test (SET) exercise – Saturday:  October 13 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.  It is possible that the IRA Link System might be used for necessary analog communications, so please cooperate with any exercise activity as best as you can.


  1. Grand Rapids Repeater site – 92nd Street Hill Clean up – Saturday:  Oct 27 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Everyone with an interest in helping is welcome.  Refreshments will be provided. Specific Location Information:  566 92nd St SE, Byron Center, MI 49315               Lat 42.796779, long -85.650055

Link Status

10/3/2018:  We have the Grand Rapids site back on the air. The links remain down.

10/1/2018: The IRA Link system is off the air. We have major lightning damage at the main repeater site in Grand Rapids from the storm Sunday night. The controller, receivers, and transmitters are affected. Power has been restored to other systems in the building. No estimate on repair date.

The Jackson site is down, requires tower climb, will be scheduled soon.

Mt. Pleasant down, requires tower climb at Big Rapids.

Lansing and Kalamazoo remote receivers are down.

If you use the link repeater system, please consider donating to help cover expenses. We need two tower climbs this summer to restore the Jackson and Mt Pleasant locations, which are currently  unfunded. Using the Pay Pal link below, you can make a small tax deductible monthly donation that helps to ensure the future the the IRA repeater system.

NETS on the IRA Link System

 IRA Michigan Noon Time Roundup Net: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00 noon

Michigan VHF Traffic Net: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00 PM

 WMNI SATERN 2M Net: Wednesday 7:00 PM (second half digital using FLDIGI/NBEMS, mode MT63 2000L and FLMSG/FLAMP)

IRA After Work/Dinner Net: Tuesday and Saturday at 6:00 PM


Internet Links

The W8IRA Linked Repeater System Facebook page

The W8IRA Linked Repeater System live audio

The W8IRA Linked Repeater System email list server