skywarn image SKYWARN Amateur Radio Frequencies

Here is a list of amateur radio frequencies and/or repeaters that SKYWARN spotters use in the NWS La Crosse service area.

Main NWS La Crosse contact for spotter coordination is Todd Shea, Warning Coordination Meteorologist.

Last Updated: 4/23/13


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NWS La Crosse is WX9ARX

image of the ARX skywarn setup

Volunteers from the Riverland Amateur Radio Club usually work our base station to collect area spotter reports.

As of April 2013, there are seven (7) staff members of the La Crosse National Weather Service (NWS) office who have their amateur radio license. Staff members may be on the radios from time to time, depending on availablity, time of day, and size of the severe weather event.

Southeast Minnesota

CITY FREQ TONE NOTES
Rochester #1 147.255+ 100.0 W0EAS Repeater
Rochester #2 146.82- 100.0 RARC Repeater
Wabasha Co. 146.745- 136.5  
Winona #1 146.64- - -  
Winona #2 146.835- 131.8  
Spring Valley 147.015+ 110.9  
Austin 146.73- 100.0  Too distant from NWS La Crosse

Northeast Iowa

CITY FREQ TONE NOTES
Cresco 146.925- 103.5  
Decorah #1 146.67- 103.5  
Decorah #2 147.165+ 123.0  
St.Ansgar 147.195+ 103.5  Quite distant from NWS La Crosse
Dubuque 147.240+ 114.8  Quite distant from NWS La Crosse

Western Wisconsin

CITY FREQ TONE NOTES
La Crosse #1 146.97- 131.8 Primary Contact Repeater
La Crosse #2 147.09+ 131.8  
Mt.Sterling 147.36+ 131.8 SW Wisconsin link
Viroqua 145.170- 131.8  
Tomah 146.805- 131.8  
Black River Falls 145.390- 131.8  
Eau Claire 146.91- 110.9  
Galesville 147.00+ 131.8  
Richland Co. 146.910- 131.8  

Central Wisconsin

CITY FREQ TONE NOTES
Mauston #1 146.85- 123.0  
Mauston #2 147.210+ 123.0  
Adams Co. 147.03+ 123.0  
Coloma 146.700- 123.0 Also Serves Adams Co.
Big Flats 146.625- 123.0  
Granton 146.775- 114.8 N9RRF Repeater / Link to north central WI
Unity 145.41- 114.8  
Willard 147.270+ 114.8  
Sauk Co. 147.315+ 123.0 LInk to NWS Sullivan
Baraboo 146.88- 123.0  

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