We have 6 repeaters located on 4 sites. Select these links
here on on the left for details:
Santiago - VHF & UHF
Temple Hill - UHF
HB - VHF & UHF
Blueridge - UHF
Dual VHF Repeaters
The Huntington Beach repeater has a low frequency courtesy
tone, while Santiago has two short high frequency beeps.
Use this little mnemonic to remember which is which: high
tone is the high hill.
Both repeater hang timers are short enough to allow users
to talk "across" repeaters. You'll need to let the other
repeater drop before talking so that the first syllable or
two is not cut off. It's probably best if all parties in a
QSO talk on the same repeater. But there may be times that
won't be optimum. Use your own judgment. Here's a basic
rule of thumb that will probably work most of the time; if
you are in Huntington Beach or you're talking to some in
Huntington Beach, use the Huntington Beach repeater.
Otherwise use Santiago.
There will be times when someone starts talking on Santiago
and "doubles" with a QSO in progress on Huntington Beach.
If this happens to you, please understand that the Santiago
user may not be able to hear you. For this reason it is
necessary to give Santiago priority. In the case of RACES
activity on the Huntington Beach repeater there will need
to be a way to notify Santiago users of same. I'll be
putting some kind of special message or beep on Santiago
for that. More on that in the near future.