A general overview of the system
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A repeater is a radio station that can listen and transmit simultaneously (known as full-duplex) and is used to greatly extend the usable range of fixed, mobile and handheld radios in two-way communications. Located in advantageous locations and equipped with extensive antenna and filtering systems, the Southwest Community Radio System (SWCRS) provides numerous GMRS repeaters which are freely made available for public use.
Curious, but not sure what any of this means? You may find the following helpful –
Below is a map of the current SWCRS systems, both active and planned.
A detailed, interactive, coverage map of all repeaters on the link can be viewed in Google Earth.
Arizona has the following repeaters that are part of the SWCRS
|Alpine 725||462.725 Mhz||WQVS960||Planned repeater on South Mountain near Alpine, AZ|
|Avra Valley 675||462.675 Mhz||WQVS960||Located near Dove Mountain on a directional antenna serving the Avra Valley/Picture Rocks area.|
|Continental 575||462.575 Mhz||WRCU527||Located near Tucson, I-10 and Twin Peaks Rd.|
|Guthrie 600||462.600 Mhz||WQVS960||Planned repeater on Guthrie Peak near Clifton and Morenci.|
|Heliograph 700||462.700 Mhz||WQVS960||Located near Mt. Graham, southeast of Safford|
|Lemmon 650||462.650 Mhz||WQVS960||Located on Mt. Lemmon, north of Tucson|
|Sierra Vista 550||462.550 Mhz||WQPP400||Located near central Sierra Vista|
|Towers 600||462.600 Mhz||WRAP405||Located on Towers Mountain just north of Phoenix.|
|Tucson 550||462.550 Mhz||WQVS960||Located south of downtown Tucson.|
New Mexico Repeaters
New Mexico has the following repeaters that are part of the SWCRS
|Caballo 575||462.575 Mhz||WQJI810||Located near Truth or Consequences.|
|Capilla Peak 600||462.600 Mhz||WQJI810||Located near Manzano|
|Clovis 575||462.575 Mhz||WQJI810||Located in Clovis, NM|
|Datil 625||462.625 Mhz||WQJI810||Located on Davenport Lookout, near Datil, NM|
|East Mountain Canyon 700||462.700 Mhz||WQJI810||Located near Tijeras & Albuquerque, east of the Sandias.|
|Farmington 575||462.575 Mhz||WQJI810||Located in Farmington, NM|
|Grants 650||462.650 Mhz||WQJI810||Located near Grants, on Mt. Taylor.|
|Jack's Peak 625||462.625 Mhz||WQJI810||Located between Silver City and Lordsburg.|
|Logan 575||462.575 Mhz||WQJI810||Located near Lake Conchas, NM|
|Mesa Rica 700||462.700 Mhz||WQJI810||Located on Mesa Rica, NM covering I-40 near Santa Rosa|
|Pecos 550||462.550 Mhz||WQJI810||Located north of Pecos, NM.|
|Sandia 675||462.675 Mhz||WQJI810||Located on Sandia Crest covering ABQ and beyond.|
|Sedillo Hill 650||462.650 Mhz||WQJI810||Located on Sedillo Hill near Tijeras and Glenwood.|
The following standalone repeaters are also part of the SWCRS. Standalone repeaters are not connected to the linked system.
|Datil 700||462.700 Mhz||WQJI810||Located on Davenport Lookout near Datil, NM|
Access tones are made available to the licensed public, but must be requested from the SWCRS administration team.