10/22/2006

Welcome to the Mountain Radio Network website. The purpose of this site is to provide information about the linked repeater network covering the San Jacinto Mountain communities and the surrounding regions, including the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley to the west.

The repeaters in this system have always had emergency communications and public safety support as a primary purpose. From the beginning, we have been affiliated with the R.A.C.E.S. groups in the area and have provided communications support for a multitude of operations in the mountain region, including fires, floods, earthquakes, Red Flag patrols, and training/practice simulations. There is no membership required nor are there any dues or costs. The system is provided by us, to, and for the benefit of, the communities in this area. Although the system is not "private" or "closed", we do try to restrict access by locale. Since we are sharing several frequencies with other radio systems, we discourage out of area users that might interfere with co-channeled repeaters. Be a good neighbor, if you are a ham in our primary coverage area, you are welcome to use the system as it was intended. If you are not located nearby, there is probably another repeater that would serve you better.

The repeater system would not exist today but for the tireless support of many people. All the amateurs in the Anza Club and surrounding areas especially. Several individuals have been involved since the first radio went on the air many years ago, among them are John, K6JM, Garland, K6VP, Ray K6VDS, and many more from the original Anza Valley Radio Club. Others who provide valuable support include Tim, KF6FM, who's technical suppport has been crucial to the construction and maintainance of the equipment, also Jim, K6GUN, Jay, W6IDY, and Steve, K6JSJ, who have helped in many ways. Thanks everyone!