The Goal: Handie-Talkie Coverage Everywhere in San Joaquin County
Working with San Joaquin County repeater owners, California Emergency Volunteers is creating a plan to provide Amateur Radio handie-talkie communications to all parts of San Joaquin County. This support for low-power communications did not exist when the project began in 2009 and is not yet complete. The plan is an ambitious one, focusing first on densely populated areas before extending into the Delta and countryside.
The CEVOL Repeater Technical Committee, chaired by Ron Simpson, N6GKJ, meets monthly to plan and report on these efforts, which at present involve three wide-area and three local-area repeater systems.
CEVOL Sponsored Repeaters
California Emergency Volunteers sponsors five Amateur Radio repeaters in and serving San Joaquin County and surrounding areas. Here are details:
147.210 MHz. and 444.500 MHz. Stockton -- Located at Coronado Tower in northeast Stockton, these two linked repeaters provide handie-talkie coverage in most of Stockton and mobile coverage from Galt to Turlock.
147.015 MHz. Gopher Ridge -- Located west of Copperopolis in eastern Calaveras County, this repeater provides handie-talkie coverage as far as Manteca and Tracy and mobile coverage from Lodi to Merced.
146.895 MHz. Mt. Oso -- Located on 3200-foot Mt. Oso in Stanislaus County, this repeater offers wide coverage from Coalinga to almost Sacramento.
443.825 MHz. Mt. Oso -- This low-power repeater is co-located with 146.895 and provides coverage of San Joaquin county.
UHF Repeater in Tracy -- The KB6EMK Memorial Repeater will be a local-coverage serving the Tracy area.
UHF repeater at Gopher Ridge -- When installed, this repeater will be linked to 147.015 and provide similar coverage. It may become part of a linked network of Central Valley repeater systems.
CEVOL Affiliated Repeaters
There are several additional repeaters that are informally affiliated with CEVOL and could become part of a linked emergency network as it is developed.