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Just got GMRS License....How do I get onto a repeater?


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#1 jam472



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 12:14 AM

Just got my GMRS FCC license and wondered how do I get onto a repeater in the West LA/SFV area in SoCal? Any help would be great.



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Posted 01 April 2019 - 06:36 AM

Welcome to MyGMRS and congrats on getting your license.

There are a few threads on this topic and many users tend to be annoyed by repetitive posts, so for future assistance please use the search bar at the top of the forum to ensure your question has not already been asked.

To access a repeater you need to know the frequency and any tone codes the repeater uses. It is also good practice to make sure the repeater is open to public use. Some repeater owners set rules for their system, some charge as part of a club to offset the cost of maintaining a 200' high tower. The MyGMRS site has all this info nice and neatly filed away and running a simple search there should yield results.

Due to forum rules, we are not allowed to post repeater frequencies or codes in public spaces. This prevents unlicensed operators from pinging a repeater. Simply look up your desired area or use the map and you can't go wrong. Then just follow your radio manufacturers manual for programming and you'll be on the air in no time.

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 06:37 AM

Go here... https://mygmrs.com/browse ... and do a search for repeaters in LA, CA. You will find the SoCal repeater network info.

Make sure your radio has repeater use capabilities and then configure the unit based on your owner's manual, the frequency and tone info you find. To use the repeater, acquire permission ahead of time if needed (will be noted in the page for the individual repeater results).

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