Baw Faw Repeater
- K7PG

A Service of the
Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

Welcome to the
Baw Faw Repeater
Website

Repeater Information

The Baw Faw repeater is located at 3,100 feet on Boistfort (Baw Faw) Peak in the Willapa Hills, approximately 17 miles southwest of Chehalis, Washington.

Callsign Output Input Offset PL Tone
K7PG 147.060 MHz +600 kHz 110.9 Hz

Hosted Nets

Scheduled nets hosted on the Baw Faw Repeater include:

Lewis County ARES; Sundays; 1845 to 1915

Financial Support

The lease for the physical repeater site accounts for most of our yearly expenses. Donations are our sole source of income. Checks, made payable to "CVARS", may be:

  • mailed to:
        Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society
        PO Box 1281
        Chehalis, WA 98532,
  • donated via PayPal:

  • OR, paid directly to:
        the CVARS Treasurer
        at the monthly CVARS meeting on the first Wednesday of each month.

If you use this repeater regularly, please consider supporting its operation with a donation ($25 per year recommended).

Baw Faw Repeater News

May 17, 2021

Call Sign Change - The on-air repeater ID for both the BawFaw and the Penning Hll CVARS repeaters was updated from WA7UHD to K7PG this past weekend.

April 30, 2021

Call Sign Change - The application to change the CVARS club call sign from WA7UHD to K7PG was approved by the FCC today. The call sign change was requested in honor of Gary Litteer, K7PG (SK - August 19, 2019).

July 11, 2020

Status Update - Mike AC7UP and Eugene AF7JM went up to the BawFaw site. The repeater firmware was updated to version 4.57. This is supposed to fix the repeater lockup issue.

There was no evidence of water incursion or carpenter ants, those problems have been addressed for now.

December 28, 2019

Status Update - Mike and I went up to the BawFaw Repeater today. Updated the firmware to the latest version. Duplexed the dipole, taking the vertical out of the system. The repeater can be accessed from Packwood again.

Eugene O'Neill, AF7JM, Repeater Maintenance, Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

October 12, 2019

Status Update - The Repeater firmware was updated by me on Saturday Oct. 12th. This is hopefully going to take care of the random hanging issue. Grant and I also scraped and painted the outside of the shack. There did not seem to be any evidence of recent dampness in the shack.

Eugene O'Neill, AF7JM, Repeater Maintenance, Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

August 30, 2018

Status Update - The new Telewave duplexer has been installed at the BawFaw site. Tom H. checked the factory tuning, it was perfect. Arcom Controllers gave us a good price on the duplexer. Thank you Ken.

Bridgecom sent back the repeater quickly and repaired under warranty. Thank you Bridgecom and Chuck.

We have received good customer service from both Arcom Controllers and Bridgecom.

Kevin KI7KKS and Eugene AF7JM removed all the gear from the shack last Thursday and painted the inside walls. Still a bit to be done before the winter sets in.

Eugene O'Neill, AF7JM, President, Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society

January 1, 2015

The Baw Faw Repeater Group dissolved on December 31, 2014. The Chehalis Valley Amateur Radio Society (CVARS) acquired the assets and liabilities of the group effective January 1, 2015. The name, location, frequency, offset and tone of the Baw Faw repeater remain the same. The call sign will be changed to WA7UHD when the repeater controller can be reprogrammed.

Estimated Coverage Area

Color Code:
35 -   60 dBµV/m Light Blue
60 -   75 dBµV/m Blue
75 - 100 dBµV/m Light Red

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Updated 08/13/2021
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