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11 meter echo repeater CB parrot simplex repeater listing (Wiki)

After some serious research, I've compiled a list of the 11 meter repeaters operating in Russia, the CIS, the former USSR/Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and, in some rare cases, Western Europe and Northern Europe as well:

Once I do some more minor edits, I'll add this information to the HF Underground Wiki as well.  In keeping with the policy of this forum, all frequencies have been converted to kHz

Frequency Range:  25610 kHz to 27995 kHz (25.610-27.995 MHz)
Step: 5 kHz

Modulation/Modes: AM, FM, SSB.  FM is by far the most common mode.  AM is used on specific channels (the main ones being C15 and C19, we'll get more into that later).

Russia is unique in how its CB channelization is set up.  It is actually two sets of channels.  These sets are referred to be several different names, but here they will be referred to as "European" and "Russian".

The European offset, or “grid “(or “raster”) / Russian offset grid (or “raster” – also called “Polish grid”)

European grid = last digit of channel frequency is a 5 [hence the "fives"]
Russian grid = last digit of channel frequency is a 0  [hence the "zeros"]

Russian grid frequency is always -5kHz from corresponding European grid, for example, European channel 27155 kHz is 27150 kHz on the Russian grid.  Many radios now include a “-5kHz” switch to alternate between the two grids.  The -5kHz switch is often used in conjunction with the +10kHz switch common on most "export" radios.  This allows the user to get to the 5 "hidden" channels per band.  When a radio is equipped with the ability to tune in 5 kHz steps and/or is equipped with -5 kHz and +10 kHz switches, no channels are skipped and full coverage across the radio's frequency coverage is possible.  

Alphanumeric channel name, allocation is broken down into bands of 40 channels each.  Standard CB band (26965-27405 kHz / 26960-27400 kHz) is “band C”.  Other letters are used to indicate if the channel uses the European or Russian offset.  Optionally, the mode AM or FM is included in the channel name.  When operating in SSB, most operators refer to the frequency directly instead of using a channel designation or name.

Channel designation uses the following format:

Band(A, B, C, D, etc), channel #, Grid/Offset (E for European, R for Russian), Mode (Optional).  Mode is optional because most CB communications in Russia are in FM mode.  

So Channel 37 on the standard European CB band, using AM mode, that is, 27375 kHz AM..
is designated C37E AM or C37EA.  If these is no mode letter following the offset/grid designation, the mode is assumed to be FM.

The bands are designated as follows:

Band AE = 25615-26505 kHz
Band AR = 25610-26500 kHz
Band BE = 26515-26955 kHz
Band BR = 26510-26950 kHz
Band CE = 26965-27405 kHz
Band CR = 26960-27400 kHz
Band DE = 27415-27855 kHz
Band DR = 27410-27850 kHz
Band EE = 27865-28305 kHz
Band ER = 27860-28300 kHz

Operating below 25610 kHz or above 28000 kHz is forbidden, however this rule is widely ignored.  While the Russian CB allocation is technically 25615-27995 (or 26515-27855, depending on who you ask/where you look...), CB radios designed for use in Europe/Asia (where there are various different channel plans, mode restrictions, and power level legislation that varies from country to country) are often referred to as "multi-norm" or "multi-country" radios.  

These radios require the end-user to select the country the reside in (usually via a menu setting, holding down a button while turning the radio on, etc) and then the radio's software loads the appropriate channel plan(s), mode(s), and power levels for the country that has been selected.  These radios all include the European standardized 40-channel "CEPT" or "mid band FM" allocation (same as the US 40-channel CB band, only with 4 watts FM max power instead of 4 watts AM).  Many countries in Europe allow AM or AM/SSB in addition to FM, and places like Germany and the UK both have a country-specific set of 40 channels in addition to the mid band channels.  The UK has their 27601.25 kHz to 27991.25 kHz band and Germany has their "auxiliary" 26565 kHz to 26955 kHz band for a total of 80 channels.  

Of course, a clever CB user simply has to select a different country than the one he's in to gain access to these extra channels.  Further complicating matters is the fact that, in the past 2-3 years, CB manufacturers have added Russia to the list of countries you can select from.  Usually referred to as "RU mode" (Germany is "DE", the UK FM band is "UK", etc).   Some radios require the end user to snip a jumper from the board in order for "RU" to be an option.  However it's done, once a multinorm radio is switched to "RU mode", the frequency coverage generally opens up from 25615 to 30105 in 10 kHz (or even 5 kHz!!!) steps.  Power output restrictions are often disabled in RU mode as well.  

Of course, the op could also just buy a regular old "10-meter radio" or "export radio" like they do in the USA and most other parts of the world and then "convert" it to 11-meter coverage.  The frequency coverage is almost exactly the same nowadays.  The modern generation of 10 meter radios (the Anytone AT-5555 and its dozens of clones/upgrades (Alpha Max AM-1000, Superstar 9900, Maxlog M-8900, CRE 8900, Alinco DR-135CB/DR-135DX, AT-6666N, etc, etc, etc) all simply require holding down the right combination of buttons when switching the radio on.  Doing so gives the user the exact same frequency coverage, channeling and frequency steps as a legal European-purchased "multinorm" radio that has been set for "Russia".  

anyway, on to the topic at hand.

CB repeater systems:

Russia is well known for heavy usage of simplex (store-and-forward) repeater systems (sometimes called Parrots, Parrot Repeaters, Echo Repeaters, Echo Relays, RT-SRC1's or ATX-2000s).  Most repeaters simply record and re-transmit whatever transmissions they hear, while others require CTCSS tones (commonly 88.5Hz) or DTMF to open them.  All repeaters operate in FM mode. Several frequencies have more than one repeater operating at once.  Larger cities and metro areas have several repeaters available in addition to that city's agreed-upon simplex channels.  Many repeaters are located on mountain tops or on the top of high-rise buildings in cities.  

Worldwide communication is possible and has been made through these repeaters.

The vast majority of these systems are straightforward simplex repeaters.  They record a signal and then retransmit it on the same frequency.  Some are part of larger linked systems (most often crossband or Xband to the license free PMR446 and LPD433 services).  A handful of these systems actually link several 11 meter CB repeaters together for wide-area coverage or link repeaters through Internet services such as Echolink.  

The frequencies 27235 kHz and 27245 kHz are used throughout Europe (and likely Russia) for digital communications.  The most common data modes are ROS and PSK31 but other datamodes are in use.  Russian taxi cab company dispatchers also make heavy use of these systems.  

Here are some confirmed 11-meter 26 MHz 27 MHz CB repeaters and their channel designations.

26565 kHz (B05E) – linked with 27405 MHz (C40E) - Germany
26575 kHz (B06E)
26675 kHz (B14E)
26685 kHz (B15E)
26715 kHz (B17E) – Chelyabinsk, Russia
26915 kHz (B36E)
26925 kHz (B37E)
26935 kHz (B38E)
26970 kHz (C02R) – Poland, Russia and Klaipeda, Lithuania
26975 kHz (C02E) – Samara, Russia 10w TX power
26985 kHz (C03E) – Samara, Russia, Tver Russia
26990 kHz (not a CB channel)
27000 kHz (C04R) – Kiev, Ukraine
27005 kHz (C04E) – Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg), Russia
27015 kHz (C05E) – Samara, Russia 10w TX power, and Naro-Fominsk (Moscow Oblast)
27030 kHz (C07R) – Minsk, Belarus and Shymkent, Kazakhstan
27035 kHz (C07E) – Kiev, Ukraine, 4w TX power
27040 kHz (not a CB channel) – Minsk, Belarus
27060 kHz (C09R) – Kiev, Ukraine
27070 kHz (C10R)
27075 kHz (C10E) – Eastern Russia
27085 kHz (C11E) –  Altai Region, South-Central Russia
27100 kHz (C12R) – Gomel, Belarus 100w TX power, another in Krasnodar, Russia
27105 kHz (C12E) -  Ulyanovsk, Russia 4w TX power, Astana, Kazakhstan
27110 kHz (C13R) – Poland and Russia
27135 kHz (C15E) – Moscow, Russia
27150 kHz (C16R) – Poland
27165 kHz (C17E) – Issyk, Almaty oblast, Kazakhstan
27170 kHz (C18R) – Poland and Russia
27175 kHz (C18E) – Taraz, Kazakhstan
27180 kHz (C19R) – Poland and Russia
27185 kHz (C19E) – Dozens and dozens of repeaters on this frequency
27190 kHz (not a CB channel)
27200 kHz (C20R) – Zaykova, Russia
27205 kHz (C20E) – Several repeaters on this frequency, including one in central Sweden
27210 kHz (C21R) - Zhukovsky (Moscow Oblast), Russia
27215 kHz (C21E) – Several repeaters on this frequency, including one in Almaty, Kazakhstan
27220 kHz (C22R)
27225 kHz (C22E) –  Altai Region, South-Central Russia
27230 kHz (C24R)
27235 kHz (C24E)
27240 kHz (C25R) – Moscow, Russia 7w TX power 5/8th wave vertical
27245 kHz (C25E) – Almaty, Kazakhstan, 1480m/4855ft elevation 12w TX power 1/2 wave vertical
27250 kHz (C23R) – Belarus
27255 kHz (C23E) – Kiev, Ukraine, 4w TX power
27260 kHz (C26R) – Krivoi Rog (Kryvyi Rih), Ukraine
27270 kHz (C27R) – Saratov, Russia, Kiev, Ukraine
27275 kHz (C27E) – Several repeaters here, including a Xband repeater in Kemerovo (paired w/ 434.50)
27290 kHz (C29R) – Minsk, Belarus
27295 kHz (C29E) – Tyumen, Russia
27300 kHz (C30R)
27315 kHz (C31E) – Several repeaters on this frequency
27325 kHz (C32E) – cross-band linked to LPD433 433.075 MHz
27330 kHz (C33R) – Saratov, Russia (located on Sokolova Mountain
27335 kHz (C33E) – Almaty, Kazakhstan
27355 kHz (C35E) – St. Petersburg, Russia
27370 kHz (C37R) – Western Russia
27375 kHz (C37E) – Vladivostok, Russia
27390 kHz (C39R) – Kaliningrad, Russia (10w TX power 5/8 wave vertical)
27405 kHz (C40E) – linked with 26.565 MHz (B05E) - Germany
27415 kHz (D01E) – Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg), Russia
27425 kHz (D02E) – Rostov, Russia (CTCSS 88.5Hz Xband link to 433.575 MHz CTCSS 77.0Hz)
27450 kHz (D04R)
27455 kHz (D04E) – Yekaterinburg (Ekaterinburg), Russia
27515 kHz (D09E) – Obninsk (Kaluga Oblast), Russia
27580 kHz (D15R)
27605 kHz (D16E)
27620 kHz (D18R) – linked with 27820 MHz (D37R) - Jamaica/Caribbean area
27625 kHz (D18E)
27630 kHz (D19R)
27635 kHz (D19E)
27665 kHz (D21E) – Russian taxi company operated (5/8 wave antenna)
27675 kHz (D22E)
27840 kHz (D39R)
27875 kHz (E02E) – Rostov, Russia

« Last Edit: December 24, 2016, 2239 UTC by R4002 »
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Re: Russia / Former USSR 26-27 MHz CB Echo Parrot Simplex Repeater List
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 1712 UTC »
On sending digital modes thru the repeaters, how long is a input recorded? Nice list by the way.
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Re: Russia / Former USSR 26-27 MHz CB Echo Parrot Simplex Repeater List
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 1753 UTC »
There was one in the caribbean but not sure if it is still active:

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Re: Russia / Former USSR 26-27 MHz CB Echo Parrot Simplex Repeater List
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2016, 1656 UTC »
I know the 27.620 MHz (27.820 MHz input) one is still on the air.  Used to be part of a four-repeater network apparently.  I'll add it to the list.

Josh, I know that there are videos on YouTube of people sending digital modes such as ROS and PSK31 through repeaters on 27.235 MHz and 27.245 MHz.  The recording times vary from repeater to repeater, some of them are only 20-30 seconds while others are longer, up to 2-3 minutes.

I've also added the link to the Wiki page that contains more information regarding these listings.  Glad to be of help.  It didn't seem like there were any English-language lists anywhere online so I wanted to put one together. 
« Last Edit: December 24, 2016, 1702 UTC by R4002 »
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