900 MHz Repeaters in Southern California

Chances are, you've already visited RepeaterBook. Maybe even SCRRBA too. These are my go-to sites as well. If you look real closely at the listings for 900 MHz, you'll notice that a whole lot of entries haven't been updated in a real long time. Many of the repeaters listed have been off the air for years. What follows is my attempt to pull together a list, that I'll try to keep current, of machines that have been verified as still being on the air.

If you know of other 900 MHz machines in the Southern California area that are alive and well, please feel free to drop me a line!

Many thanks to the following folks for all their help: Chris (N6LXX), Spencer (NN5W), Rob (W6JET), Brett (KK6MOS), Patrick (AD5MT), Ron (K6RET), Steven (KC6KGE), Mark (KD6WLY), Marshall (N6RTR), Cam (WA6VVC), Neil (N6VHF), Pat (KA6P), Paul (KA7LFX), Ed (NO6ED), David (NZ6D), Tom (KN6KS), Greg (WB6ZSU)

And, of course, thanks to everyone who works so hard to keep these machines up and available.

73 and I hope to run into you soon on 900 MHz! de Brent, WY6S

Last Update: 24 July 2021 (expect more frequent updates ATV (after the virus))
Output
Primary
Input
Auxiliary
Input
Input
Squelch
Output
Squelch
Call
Location
Verified
Notes
927.0125
902.0125
88.5
88.5
NC9RS
Ridgecrest
04/2021
B
927.0125
902.0125
100.0
100.0
NC9RS
Bishop
10/2020
B
927.0250
902.0250
146.2
146.2
WA6CAM
Mt Cam
05/2021
927.0500
902.0500
146.2
146.2
WA6CAM
Rosamond
04/2021
927.0625
902.0625
141.3
141.3
K6VAU
Fresno
09/2020
927.0750
902.0750
203.5
203.5
K6RET
Tehachapi (Cummings Mt)
04/2021
927.0875
902.0875
100.0
100.0
KC6KGE
Taft
09/2020
927.1125
902.1125
D432
D432
AD6D
Black Mountain (El Centro)
08/2019
B
927.1250
902.1250
D125
D125
K6RET
Bakersfield (Getty)
01/2020
927.1250
902.1250
103.5 ($927)
103.5 ($927)
N6OCS
Santiago Peak
07/2021
927.1375
902.1375
203.5
203.5
K6RET
Bakersfield (Round Mt)
09/2020
927.1375
902.1375
D411 ($927)
D411 ($927)
N6EX
Pleasants Peak
07/2021
B, E
927.1500
902.1500
D411
D411
N6EX
Pasadena
07/2021
B
927.175
902.175
D411 ($927)
D411 ($927)
AA4CD
San Diego
07/2021
B, E
927.1750
902.1750
103.5
103.5
KD6WLY
Arcadia
06/2020
927.1875
902.1875
103.5 ($927)
103.5 ($927)
N6OCS
Corona Del Mar
05/2021
B,E
927.2250
902.2250
141.3
141.3
KB6BZZ
Table Mtn (Wrightwood)
04/2021
927.2500
902.2500
902.0250
$293
$293
N6LXX
Santiago
06/2021
A, B
927.3250
902.3250
114.8
114.8
K6PQN
Upland
07/2021
927.4250
902.4250
82.5
82.5
WA6BSC
Contractor's Point
06/2021
927.4625
902.4625
100.0
100.0
KK6UC
UC San Diego
05/2021
927.4750
902.4750
902.0250
$293
$293
N6LXX
Hollywood Hills
07/2021
A, B
927.5000
927.5000
(ARRL)
Simplex
C, D
927.5500
902.5500
100.0
100.0
KC6NKK
Barstow
12/2019
927.5500
902.5500
902.0250
$293
$293
N6LXX
Sunset
07/2021
A, B
927.5625
902.5625
902.0250
$293
$293
N6LXX
Harvard
07/2021
A, B
927.5750
902.5750
902.0250
$293
$293
N6LXX
Magic Mtn
07/2021
A, B
927.5750
902.5750
902.0250
$293
$293
N6LXX
San Miguel
06/2021
A, B
927.5875
902.5875
902.0250
$293
$293
N6LXX
Oat Mtn
07/2021
A, B
927.6000
927.6000
(SCRRBA)
Simplex
C, D
927.6125
902.6125
100.0
67.0
K6DLP
Sunset
05/2020
927.6500
902.6500
D411
N6CA
Sunset
06/2020
927.6625
902.6625
902.0125
146.2
146.2
NC9RS
Fresno
09/2020
A, B
927.7000
902.7000
(SCRRBA)
Test Pair
927.8000
927.8000
(SCRRBA)
Simplex
C, D
927.8375
902.8375
162.2
162.2
WS6RG
Chatsworth
04/2021
927.8750
902.8750
103.5
103.5
K6ERN
Red Mtn
03/2020
927.9375
902.9375
D311
D311
KR6AL
Catalina Island
06/2021

 

Notes:

A - The standard split for 900 MHz repeaters is -25 MHz. Unfortunately, many primary inputs suffer interference from the spread-spectrum devices we share the band with. This repeater has a secondary input (shared with other repeaters) that is further-removed from that interference. Portables and other low-power users who are having trouble accessing the machine on the primary input are encouraged to use the auxiliary input. (cf SCRRBA Band Plan Note 2 for additional information.)

B - This repeater is part of a linked system. Click on the call-sign for more information.

C - The ARRL bandplan for 33 cm sets aside 927.500 MHz as the FM simplex calling frequency but acknowledges that regional variations in band utilization and the distribution of noise sources may lead to regional alternatives. In Southern California, the SCRBBA bandplan for 33 cm allocates 927.600 MHz and 927.800 MHz for FM Simplex - neither is designated as a ``calling frequency''. Anecdotally, folks out here do respond to calls on 927.500 MHz - if you only have room for one simplex frequency, this is probably the one to program.

D - 100.0 Hz and 151.4 Hz are commonly (but not exclusively) used on simplex frequencies to differentiate amateur signals from extraneous background. For P25, I'd recommend using the default NAC ($293) and Digital CSQ.

E - This repeater is connected to the P25nx network.