Amateur Radio

Two Meter Repeater
The Town of Ipswich Emergency Management Agency owns and operates a 2 meter repeater.  This repeater is located at the public safety repeater farm which has the repeaters for Police, Fire, and Utilities. Our 2 meter repeater as well as the other public safety repeaters is backed up by an emergency generator.

This repeater is open to all licensed amateur radio operators for general use.  In times of emergency the repeater will run through a net control station. We will be conducting weekly radio nets in the near future. Please check back here for a net schedule.

Repeater Information
W1IEM Ipswich Emergency Management 2 meter

The repeater is located at 145.490 with a minus offset. Please use the PL tone of 131.8.

The repeater is also available via EchoLink. Search for W1IEM. We welcome stations from far and wide to check in.

Emergency Community Center Radio
Also, at our Emergency Communications Center we have amateur radio capabilities from 160-6 meters on our Yaesu FT-897. This radio is also capable of 2m/70cm operation. We have 2 Yaesu Ft-7800’s that monitor our repeater and other local repeaters. Please be advised this center is not manned 24/7 and if you have an emergency please call 911. During a state of emergency the center will be staffed. Currently, we only have phone capability but we are in the process of upgrading and in the next couple months we should be able to operate packet on our repeater as well as digital modes (PSK31) on HF.

If you are interested in becoming part of our emergency communications team please visit the volunteer opportunities page and fill out our survey.