Road Trip San Diego to San Antonio

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  1. W6OGC

    W6OGC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'm planning a road trip in about a month from San Diego to San Antonio, I-8 to I-10, a trip I have not taken in a long time since I used to fly our plane on this route. If I recall correctly, there used to be repeaters linked most of the way, Zia or something like that. Does that still exist? Are there better choices to stay in touch on the road?

    Either 2M or 440 is fine.
  2. AE7AD

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    ZIA long gone But try the CALZONA Link I do not have link seating for all but here in Phoenix we have smith pk, 146.68 ... look up Arizona repeater asc (ARA ) for links also, Sam Diego or Imperial valley ..I have not used it in5/6 yr one of my best friends lived in El Centro He is SK.W6IQL K. J. Jones Glenn AE7AD.
  3. KJ6VCN

    KJ6VCN Ham Member QRZ Page

    CALZONA only goes as far as Phoenix, it is a shared project of the ECRA and the Arizona Repeater Organization. After that, I have no idea.

    Note that there is the Cactus Intertie (map), but it's a closed (member-only) system which requires a letter of sponsorship from a current member to be considered to get in.
  4. K7JEM

    K7JEM Ham Member QRZ Page

    The EAARS Network has replaced much of the Zia connection. You can find info at

    The repeaters you will pick up will start just east of Gila Bend and the system will carry you to east of Deming NM.

    The repeaters in order you will need are 147.16, 145.41, 147.08, 146.86, 147.28, 145.21. All have pl of 141.3.

    Look for me, N7AM or N5BG. The system is not heavily used.

  5. WB2WIK

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    For that trip I use the 20 meter repeater that's built into the ionosphere. It usually works, and no membership required.:eek:
  6. W6OGC

    W6OGC Ham Member QRZ Page

    I should have known you were a county hunter. ;)
  7. WB2WIK

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    Nah, it's so hard to drag a county back home strapped to the hood of the car...
  8. W6OGC

    W6OGC Ham Member QRZ Page

    With all your other accomplishments and experiences, I figured you might be the meta county hunter, trying to work all counties FROM all counties.
  9. W6OGC

    W6OGC Ham Member QRZ Page

    Thanks! The SANDRA repeater on Laguna 147.15/107.2 pl, has coverage of San Diego past Yuma, too.

    Now what is there east of El Paso?
  10. WB2WIK

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    Miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles.:eek:
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