What Is It? The SWCRS Extended Access Program (“XAP”) provides the following: The program serves as a validation process to ensure that users of the program’s resources possess the basic operating knowledge needed for the repeaters and any additional functions… Read More »Extended Access Program
The Southwest Community Radio System
A Community Supported Linked Radio Network.
It’s time to start gearing up for Camp Kerchunk again; register for your spot today! We have booked all three groups sites at Luna Lake Campground, and are looking forward to seeing everyone there for another great weekend with all… Read More »Camp Kerchunk ’23
The ARRL and FCC have granted us an Amateur Club Station Callsign; coordinated amateur activities involving the SWCRS will use the call sign: N7GMR Why did we get an Amateur club callsign? If you’re a fellow ham; try out our… Read More »SWCRS Granted Amateur Club Station Callsign
We’re working on putting up an Amateur Radio DMR repeater in the northwest side of Tucson. This machine will be available to amateur radio operators and linked to the SWCR’s very own 527 talk group on the TGIF network. We’re… Read More »Coming Soon: SWCRS’ First DMR Repeater
Both the Caballo 575 and Guthrie 600 machines are now back on the link. The repeaters were off-link due to some router gremlins; thanks to Marvin WRFX764 (Caballo), and Larry WRJM993 / N5BG and Joe WRQI799 / K7JEM (Guthrie) for… Read More »Caballo 575 & Guthrie 600 Back On-Link
The Jacks Peak 625 machine is back online on a temporary antenna due to the tower failure that occurred on site. Coverage is reduced towards Silver City, but remains excellent towards the south and southwest including the I-10 corridor. We’ll… Read More »Jacks Peak 625 Back On-Line
The Jacks Peak 625 repeater is currently offline due to a tower failure, a result of heavy winter storms moving through the area. We will be working to help clean up the site and return things to normal as much… Read More »Jacks Peak 625 Tower Failure
An update for everyone wondering what’s going on with several of the repeaters being locked down, the suspension of the access request system, and limited access to the programming page: Over the past few months, we’ve seen a dramatic increase… Read More »Upcoming Changes
Howdy! David 960 here: As of yesterday (5/28) we’ve completed the necessary hardware changes at the Lemmon 650 site to enable voting/simulcasting capabilities and have moved a few area repeaters around as a result. We’re not changing the frequency or… Read More »Tucson GMRS Repeater Changes
Our Mission: To develop the capabilities of the General Mobile and Amateur Radio Services, and encourage a natural interest in radio communications with the communities we serve by providing infrastructure, educational opportunities, and community events.
Public Records: Public records for the Tucson GMRS Association (dba. “Southwest Community Radio System”) can be found here: Public Records & Documents