The ARRL and FCC have granted us an Amateur Club Station Callsign; coordinated amateur activities involving the SWCRS will use the call sign:
Why did we get an Amateur club callsign?
- Because we can!
- We’re making it a point to branch out more; there’s a lot of members who are also hams, and this gives us another tool to coordinate and operate under for group activities.
- It gives us an outreach and educational tool to help promote the GMRS to hams, and vice-versa, promote amateur radio to GMRS operators. We love radio regardless of what it’s called!
If you’re a fellow ham; try out our new DMR machine in Northwest Tucson, or join us on Talk Group 527 on the TGIF DMR network.