REPEATER MAINTENANCE - OCTOBER 2023
The 2m repeater has a problem we believe is within the final amplifier circuit. If you live close enough to Crest, you can activate and use the 2m repeater, but it is likely producing less than 1w of output power. This means it's not very effective for most users.
The plan is to take the faulty 2m repeater off the mountain for service, and to reprogram the 70cm unit onto the 2m band until both units are functional. Then we will put both frequencies back into service and enjoy more years of repeater use.
The WA6BGS repeaters are just three of many across southern California, and we recommend exploring resources like repeaterbook.com for additional repeaters in your area. Our repeaters have great coverage across most of San Diego and into the eastern parts of the county, but they can't do it all. If you are heading to our local mountains or desert, you'll need to use other systems that work in your area.