The new membership system announced at the end of 2022 is now online. An email was sent out to the first batch of users invited to join, and these users are able to invite more users at their discretion. The… Read More »SWCRS Membership
The Southwest Community Radio System
A Member 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
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
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
Results from the ’22 traffic survey are now available for download: Summary: For the most part, traffic levels on the network are acceptable, however almost 40% of users preferred to re-arrange the link in some way, shape, or form. Given… Read More »SWCRS ’22 Traffic Survey Results
Crew Tucson GMRS Assoc. Summary The faulty antenna on the Guthrie Peak repeater has been replaced; an initial disassembly of the faulty antenna revealed what appeared to be a loose element on the inside of the fiberglass radome. The replacement… Read More »Guthrie 600: Antenna Replaced.
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