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Repeater Information

A general overview of the system

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Introduction

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 –

System Map

Below is a map of the current SWCRS systems, both active and planned.

Coverage Map

A detailed, interactive, coverage map of all repeaters on the link can be viewed in Google Earth.

  1. Download and install Google Earth Pro
  2. Download the current SWCRS Coverage File

Arizona Repeaters

Arizona has the following repeaters that are part of the SWCRS

NameFrequencyDescription
Avra Valley 675462.675 MhzHosted by the Tucson GMRS Association; located near Dove Mountain on a directional antenna serving the Avra Valley/Picture Rocks area.
Continental 575462.575 MhzHosted by the Tucson GMRS Association; located near Tucson, I-10 and Twin Peaks Rd.
Guthrie 600462.600 MhzHosted by the Tucson GMRS Association; located on Guthrie Peak near Clifton & Morenci.
Heliograph 700462.700 MhzHosted by the Tucson GMRS Association; located near Mt. Graham, southeast of Safford
Lemmon 650462.650 MhzHosted by the Tucson GMRS Association; located on Mt. Lemmon, north of Tucson
Sierra Vista 550462.550 MhzHosted by Dan, WQPP400; located near central Sierra Vista
Towers 600462.600 MhzHosted by Matt, WRAP405; located on Towers Mountain just north of Phoenix.
Tucson 550462.550 MhzHosted by the Tucson GMRS Association and SAVP; located on a tower just south of downtown Tucson.

New Mexico Repeaters

New Mexico has the following repeaters that are part of the SWCRS

NameFrequencyDescription
Caballo 575462.575 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810. Located near Truth or Consequences.
Capilla Peak 600462.600 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810. Located near Manzano
Datil 625462.625 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810. Located near Datil.
East Mountain Canyon 700462.700 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810. Located near Tijeras & Albuquerque, east of the Sandias.
Grants 650462.650 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810. Located near Grants, on Mt. Taylor.
Jack's Peak 625462.625 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810. Located between Silver City and Lordsburg.
Pecos 550462.550 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810. Located north of Pecos.
Sandia 675462.675 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810. Located on Sandia Crest
Sedillo Hill 650462.650 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810. Located on Sedillo Hill near Tijeras and Glenwood.

Standalone Repeaters

The following standalone repeaters are also part of the SWCRS. Standalone repeaters are not connected to the linked system.

NameFrequencyDescription
Datil 700462.700 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810.
Mesa Rica 700462.700 MhzHosted by Russ, WQJI810.

Access Tones

Access tones are made available to the licensed public, but must be requested from the SWCRS administration team.

  1. To request access; see “Request Access
  2. If your access request has been approved; please see “Programming Information,” for the tones and ready-to-go code plugs for a number of radios. You will need the password included in your approval email.