Find Repeater in AZ

Discussion in 'RV Operating and Camping' started by KJ6RGX, Oct 7, 2019.

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  1. KJ6RGX

    KJ6RGX Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've tried many repeaters in the Goodyear/Buckeye area and so far have not heard a peep or a response to my CQ on any 2m or 70cm repeater. Hoping to get some good suggestions while we snowbird in AZ. Only radio I brought with me is my Kenwood D74.
  2. KI7OFL

    KI7OFL XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Rimlink should be easy over that direction. With the D74 you would also have DSTAR you could look for. The EAARS System might be a stretch from that side of town, especially if you are using the rubber duck antenna.
    Local SOTA Traffic on 144.41 and the guys treating Ham as a CB on 146.52.
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    Good Luck and 73!
  3. KD8DEY

    KD8DEY Ham Member QRZ Page

  4. KE8FWJ

    KE8FWJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    When I stayed in Goodyear had no trouble getting into any of the repeaters on the White Tank or South Mountains. The 147.300 repeater on Sun City Dell hospital is also accessible from Goodyear with 1/4 wave ground level porch antenna. Finding the South Mountain is easy, all outside TV aerials are pointed that way. 146.52 also busy around here.

    Perhaps consider making an external 1/4 wave antenna for your D74 (SO-239 with 5 x 19" lengths of wire turned upside down will be an excellent starting choice). There's also a repeater up 7000ft in the mountains 50-ish miles away easy to get into with 5watts + external 1/4 wave antenna. Think it's the Mt Ord repeater. There's another faraway repeater atop mountain near Jerome, AZ easy to get into from here.

    Using the Repeaterbook website suggested by KD8DEY also a great resource. The two repeaters listed in Goodyear have not heard a squeak out of. Let us know how you get along.

    Have fun, have fun, have fun!
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  5. K6CPO

    K6CPO Ham Member QRZ Page

    You might try the Arizona Repeater Association:

    They have a repeater in the White Tank Mountains that is interlinked with three other repeaters eventually connecting with a repeater in the Laguna Mountains east of San Diego. That repeater is owned by the east County Repeater Association and has good coverage over a large portion of San Diego.
  6. KE8FWJ

    KE8FWJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Edited to add: Easy getting into following repeaters on my Connect Systems HT with stock antenna: Boswell Hospital on 449.8, White Tanks on 448.3, South Mountain on 442.2, Towers Mountain on 449.1. Plenty other 70cm repeaters around. Consult Repeaterbook for CTCSS codes & splits :)

    Take your 74 and go climb the Camelback mountain in Scottsdale. Take a gallon of water and prepare to get on all fours to reach the summit via Cholla trail. Also the South Mountain you can visit by car. Put "Dobbins Point" into your GPS.

    Welcome to Arizona the outside state. Plenty to do all year round outdoors.,+az&distance=200&Dunit=m&band1=14&band2=4&freq=&call=&features=%&status_id=1&use=%&use=OPEN&order=`state_id`,+`loc`,+`call`+ASC

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