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HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« on: Sep 03, 09, 11:49:37 AM »
Thought I'd start a thread posting some of the HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in use in our Area of Southern California even if they can't be accessed from Wrightwood.  Below is a list I have programmed into my radios.  Feel free to make corrections or add your favorites.  I've tried to limit the list to "Open" or "Friendly" repeaters.

Freq  Offset   Tone   Name

2 Meter:

147.240   +    91.5   KW6WW
145.280   -   131.8   TableMtn
145.240   -   118.8   Heaps
146.115   +  118.8   Victvl 1
147.120   +  146.2   Victvl 2
146.940   -     91.5   Ouartzit
146.385   +  146.2   KellerPK
146.850   -   146.2   Crestlne
147.330   +  131.8   BigBear
145.180   -   156.7   Pasadena
146.820   -               OnyxPeak
147.120   +              Verdugo
146.940   -   131.8   Disney
146.925   -   114.8   Santiago
145.320   -   114.8   TRW
145.380   -   100.0   PalosVrd
147.090   +              Catalina
147.150   +  131.8   JPL-Pasd
147.270   +  156.7   Mt McDill
147.700   -   114.8   OatMtn 1
147.765   -   131.8   SantaAna
146.730   -   100.0   Hauser
147.735   -               OatMtn 2
146.910   -   136.5   Chatswth
146.050                   WSimplx1
145.520                   WSimplx2
145.550                   WSimplx3
147.525                   WSimpTac
147.540                   ECSSmplx
147.195   +  141.3   CyNDECS (Victorville)
145.150   -   100.0   BakerFld
147.705   -   167.9   Running Springs

Rx 144.930              KW6WW Portable Emergency Repeater
Tx 147.585              (split offset)
Tone 100.0



220 MHz:

224.400   -     91.5   KW6WW
222.140                   WWSmplx1
223.960   -   156.7   TableMtn
224.480   -   100.0   FrostPk
223.840   -               VicCondr
224.480   -   110.9   CntPoint
224.080   -   156.7   JPL-CrNg
224.700   -   114.8   JPLDwnTn
224.940   -     94.8   MtWilson
224.300   -   100.0   MtDisapt
223.980   -   103.5   JohstnPk
224.840   -   151.4   Sunset
224.280   -   107.2   SntaAnta
224.120   -   151.4   WhitHils
224.420   -   110.9   Catalina
223.760   -   110.9   SierraPk
224.260   -   110.9   RimForst
224.860   -     77.0   Crestlin
224.560   -   100.0   TwinPks
224.820   -   156.7   SntgoCdr
223.940   -   141.3   LyonsCdr
224.180   -   156.7   ToroCdr
224.260   -   156.7   PinHills
224.040   -   156.7   Barstow


440 MHz:

445.240   -   127.3   KW6WW
445.200   -   103.5   JPL-CrNg
447.200   -     94.8   TableMtn
447.020   -     71.9   KellerPk
449.700   -   141.3   Quartzit
447.320   -   136.5   FntRACES
447.200   -   131.8   RanRACES
449.500   -   192.8   JunpHlls
446.400   -   162.2   BigBear
449.500   -   100.0   SunstRdg
447.000   -   136.5   Hesperia
445.200   -   123.0   Palmdale
445.600   -   118.8   LomaLnda
445.600   -   100.0   Palmdal2
445.620   -   141.3   Apple Valley
445.660   -   173.8   Lancastr
445.680   -   100.0   KR1IS
445.920   -   136.5   HighDsrt
448.900   -   162.2   Victorville (Winsystem)
449.020   -   127.3   CtyWhite
449.380   -   156.7   PAPA
447.***   -   141.3   Apple Valley (Coming Soon)

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #1 on: Sep 03, 09, 03:22:05 PM »
Whew!  Thanks very much from us backsliders, who have our Ham license, would like to be ready to use Ham radio if necessary, but need a central reference for things like this because I keep losing my lists (and haven't programmed my radio very often yet)!!   :laugh:

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #2 on: Sep 03, 09, 05:18:05 PM »
Oh Goody!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I've been working on transferring my VX-150 2M repeaters to another program, so I can use it to program the FT-7800.  Now I can all some 440 Mhz repeaters as well as listen in to some 220 units.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #3 on: Sep 18, 09, 10:48:32 AM »
You can also add these frequencies:

2 meter
145.550   WSimplx3
147.540   N Desert ECS Simplx
Pending    KW6WW Wrightwood repeater

220 MHz
222.140   WSimplx1
Pending    KW6WW Wrightwood repeater

440 MHz
445.680 -  100.0  KR1IS Repeater Victorville-Adelanto
449.700 -  141.3 Quartzite
Pending      KW6WW Wrightwood repeater

HF
3.9875     WHF 80 meter


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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #4 on: Sep 21, 09, 12:17:51 PM »
You can also add these frequencies:

I did.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #5 on: Oct 03, 09, 06:28:47 PM »
Thank you for adding 445.680 and 449.700 to your listings. I'm a control operator for both of these repeaters and they both cover Wrightwood nicely. Feel free to use both repeaters. 445.680 covers Wrightwood a lil better then 449.700.
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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #6 on: Oct 05, 09, 08:26:53 AM »
Saturday & Sunday I was able to get some good information via Keller Peak (on the Kenwood Tri-Band). Heard Clint stuck down the hill getting up to date information on how he could get back Saturday PM, before the evac.  Had some good Hams getting Table info as well as calling me with information. 

Most of this was from the 91 & Yorba Linda location, behind the hills.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #7 on: Oct 31, 09, 08:49:17 PM »
After "Wrightwood" and "Toolman" spent several hours of tweaking the repeater settings with some help from below, a friend of Toolman's with a $25,000 scope, and help from HAMs from Wrightwood to Apple Valley who helped in the testing, Wrightwood's own 440 repeater, KW6WW, sounds better than ever.

I've added it to the list of Ham Repeater Frequencies in the post at the beginning of this topic.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #8 on: Nov 01, 09, 08:32:09 AM »
Were is the repeater located and what is the coverage area?

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #9 on: Nov 02, 09, 07:15:04 AM »
Were is the repeater located and what is the coverage area?

The purpose of the Wrightwood Communications Group aquiring their own repeaters here in Wrightwood is so that Wrightwood won't be as dependant on more high profile repeaters like Table, Keller and Frost, whose "footprint" or area of coverage is tremendous and covers a large amount of the population.  It is hoped that the KW6WW repeaters will be able to provide communication for Wrightwood and adjacent areas in the advent of a major emergency, as there is no doubt that in a large emergency the more high profile repeaters, if working, will be completely jammed with traffic.

With that in mind and as part of design, the repeater is not sitting on top of Table or Frost.  It currently and temporarily is positioned near the bottom of Heath Canyon.  There are plans, that upon approval, it can be moved in the future to a little higher location and a little more East.

Because of its location and the propagation features of 440MHz in the mountains the "footprint" is not tremendously large.  In testing we have good coverage up and down the Swarthout Valley to Big Pines, portions of the High Desert, into Apple Valley, Victorville, Hesperia and down to the bottom of Lone Pine Canyon.  Interestingly in testing on Saturday it was usuable at Inspiration Point.

A 2 meter repeater is also in the works with an application in process and with KW6WW waiting for a frequency pair to be assigned.

As recognized by many agencies, Wrightwood continues to be the leader in community proactiveness in preparing for disaster. 

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #10 on: Nov 02, 09, 09:06:16 AM »
As recognized by many agencies, Wrightwood continues to be the leader in community proactiveness in preparing for disaster. 

Boy that's a fact!   :2thumbsup:

I just put 445.240 in my mobile  :)

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #11 on: Nov 02, 09, 10:32:02 AM »
but it looks like I'm going to have to drive to Wrightwood to use it..  Couldn't hit it from the hill here, and didn't really expect to. 

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #12 on: Nov 14, 09, 12:22:03 PM »
I think a 2 meter would serve the Wrightwood area well... I mean UHF gets absorbed by pine needles so with that said I think VHF would work a little bit better. The 445.240 repeater transmits well it's the receive that isn't so well. I will keep the repeater in my radio though.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #13 on: Nov 15, 09, 06:56:39 AM »
I think a 2 meter would serve the Wrightwood area well... I mean UHF gets absorbed by pine needles so with that said I think VHF would work a little bit better. The 445.240 repeater transmits well it's the receive that isn't so well. I will keep the repeater in my radio though.

 Thanks Nick and do keep it programmed. We still have some tuning to do with the duplexer that should make an improvement in the receive. The last tune visitation was spent squaring away other issues. We did see a little tx getting into the rx on the anylizer and that can be remedied. It can still hear signals from Barstow and HT's from apple valley so that's not too bad. Given it's geographical location we're not going to please every body. If only we could get the pine needles raked up....uhmmmm.  ;D

 Yes we would do well with a 2mtr. and 220 wouldn't we. My lips are sealed on that issue until further developments.  ;)
But since Robert W let the cat out of the bag.... The TASMA Committee reviewed 2 mtr. applications on the 14th. If my application was approved I will be notified via e-mail in a few days. Hard copy of approved application will follow. The 2mtr. machine will also be listed as open as is the current 440 repeater.

 I have two 440 repeaters in the So. Bay area I manage and getting approval to co-chanel on the 5.24 pair was approved in less than 4 hours. That's basically how we got the 440 pair so quickly.

 We'll make announcements as things progress.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #14 on: Nov 15, 09, 08:15:00 AM »
Any plans for a Internet Radio Linking Project? 


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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #15 on: Nov 15, 09, 04:33:56 PM »
Any plans for a Internet Radio Linking Project? 



 Absolutely not

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #16 on: Nov 20, 09, 09:36:27 AM »
I think a 2 meter would serve the Wrightwood area well... I mean UHF gets absorbed by pine needles so with that said I think VHF would work a little bit better. The 445.240 repeater transmits well it's the receive that isn't so well. I will keep the repeater in my radio though.

 I noticed Robert W. has already amended the 2 meter section of the list, so this is an update regarding the KW6WW 2 meter repeater.

 The TASMA committee had their quarterly meeting on the 14th of this month. My application was granted for KW6WW 2 meter pair of 147.240 + during the meeting. Many applicationswere rejected because applicants didn't do their homework. TASMA only approved RFC for three applications that day. I received formal notification yesterday that we have approved coordination and can go "on air" effective immediately.

 TASMA meeting minutes can be viewed here: http://www.tasma.org/0911tag.pdf

 As with our 440 repeater, the 2 meter will be listed as open when the new repeater guide book is published.

 We have the equipment list identified and plan to assemble / purchase the components soon. We will make an announcment once the repeater is assembled and testing is complete. We anticipate to be on air sometime mid Jan. - Feb.

 I will have our technician adjust the duplexer on the 440 repeater while he's up tuning the cavities for the 2 meter machine so that should relieve some of the TX signal slightly getting into the RX.

 The 220 application is still pending and accepting donations for equipment ;D

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #17 on: Nov 20, 09, 10:27:57 AM »
That's exciting news. Hopefully we can hit the 2 meter repeater from Big Pines.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #18 on: Nov 20, 09, 07:34:24 PM »
So, is the KW6WW 2 meter repeater on the air yet? It's great to know that the group was issued a 2 meter pair. Oh, yeah this coming Sunday (the date being 11/22/09) the new KN3ICK 445.620 - PL:141.3 will be on the air in the afternoon! This is a open repeater for all amateurs so feel free to drop in to use the system. Eventually the 445.680 Adelanto and the 445.620 Apple Valley repeater will be linked together full time.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #19 on: Nov 20, 09, 10:16:42 PM »
So, is the KW6WW 2 meter repeater on the air yet?

 No, as I mentioned in my post we need to aquire the gear and it takes time to order the repeater that will be built to our specs = 5 weeks delivered. I waited until final coordination before advising our board to purchase equipment mostly since the crystals are made to the frq. pair and aligned and thermal cycled for stabilty = two weeks.

 The Sinclair duplexer cavities will take time to aquire as well = two weeks. When they arrive and installed with the repeater / controller they will be tuned to the high low tx rx in line with the antenna and coax for optimum efficiency in the operating environment.

 Programming the Controller will add additional time.

 As I stated in my post we expect to be on air mid Jan-Feb. at the earliest and could lead into March.

 I filed my application in August and I am pleased that it took this little time to have it approved and I chose the pair carefully.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #20 on: Nov 21, 09, 08:17:12 PM »
Well, be very careful while waiting for the equipment. TASMA will look to see if your system is on the air by a certain amount of time. If it's not on they will think it is just another paper repeater. There are a lot of paper repeaters in Southern California. And I'm sorry I must of skipped over your post stating that you where waiting for the coordination first before purchasing the equipment. I wish the KW6WW group luck with the repeaters. It's been fun with our two UHF repeaters.

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #21 on: Nov 21, 09, 08:43:20 PM »
kn3ick,
there has been up front correspondence with the coordinating group about ordering equipment along with anticipated lead time.

TASMA has no issues with KW6WW as we've built one of the most reliable emergency communications networks around  8)

John - KG6ZEP

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #22 on: Nov 22, 09, 07:07:20 PM »
Sounds good!   :2thumbsup:

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #23 on: Dec 16, 09, 12:28:44 PM »
Now, I'm looking at your list for repeaters and simplex frequencies. I see that you have 222.400 - PL: 91.5. I think that is a typo. If you go minus you would be outside of the ham band.   ;)

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Re: HAM Repeaters and Frequencies in the Area
« Reply #24 on: Dec 16, 09, 12:39:47 PM »
Knick,
I corrected it as it should have been 224.400   -     91.5   KW6WW