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GMRS Newbie looking for Repeater Information

Guest Tony V

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I am about ready to get my GMRS license and a handheld radio that is repeater capable. It is all new to me, only having used a scanner many years ago.

I am trying to find if anyone is from the Sacramento Ca. area and familiar with what the availability is of GMRS repeaters in this area.  My hope is to be able to communicate in emergencies with a family member 10 miles away if a repeater is available. It appears the distance is too far for these types of radios to reach without a repeater. When I search for repeaters it is unclear if they are actually currently active .

Thanks for any help anyone might be able to provide.


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When I search for Sacramento on this sites repeater directory I found three Open repeaters.

The RECALL NEWSOME repeater shows it has been updated in Sept. 2021 (this month) so it is probably active. You would have to put it in your radio and see if you can hit it. The coverage map may or may not be accurate.

The BARN-7 repeater was updated a year ago but the system status shows off line.

The SACRAMENTO METRO repeater hasn't been updated in over ten years.

You can try using the contact function for the repeater owner and see if you can get an answer. When you get your radio plug those repeaters in and try to hit them. That is usually the best way.



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