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SJC EMCOMM Freqs
SJC1 - 147.210 + 114.8 Stockton (Stockton Pri)
SJC2 - 146.655 - 100.0 Tracy (County Pri)
SJC3 - 145.210 - 100.0 Tracy (County B/up)
SJC4 - 147.090 + 114.8 Lodi (North Pri)
SJC5 - 146.985 - 100.0 Manteca
SJC6 - 147.165 + 107.2 SDARC
SJC7 - 147.015 + 114.8 Copperopolis
SJC8 - 147.105 + 94.8 Stockton
SJC9 - 146.895 - 114.8 Mt. Oso - Disabled
SJC10 - 444.400 + 114.8 Copperopolis
SJC11 - 444.325 + 94.8 Stockton (Stockton Pri)
SJC12 - 443.825 + 107.2 Mt. Oso
SJC13 - 444.575 + 107.2 Stockton
SJC14 - 444.850 + 114.8 127.3 Tracy 
SJC15 - 444.500 + 114.8 Stockton
LLNL - 146.775 - 100.0 Livermore


TAC1 - 146.550

TAC3 - 146.535
TAC4 - 146.430
TAC6 - 156.565
TAC7 - 146.595
TAC8 - 146.445
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N5FDL/CEVOL Repeaters

Stockton: 147.210 + N5FDL and 444.500 + K6TRK Both PL 114.8 (linked)

Copperopolis/Gopher Ridge: 147.015 + and 444.400 +  (not linked) N6GKJ 

Mt. Oso: 146.895 - N5FDL and 443.825 + PL 107.2 (not linked)

Tracy: 444.850 + KB6EMK PL 127.3

Affiliated Repeaters

Bear Mtn.: 146.090 + and 444.250 + WB6ASU Both PL 114.8 (linked)

Mt. Delux: 145.210 - PL 100.0 WA6SEK (10mi S of Tracy)

All repeaters are open to all users.

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Saturday
May062017

Meet my Jackery (Now stop laughing)

An external battery for powering/charging various iDevices and their ilk has become a necessity for emergency folks. It is not at all fun to run out of power when you need to do something, and in my experience, newer iPods don’t like be far from a power supply/charger.
One of the challenges is that external battery power requires a cable (typically USB) to connect the device to the battery. How many times have I had one but not the other?
So I was really happy to find the whimsically-named (?) Jackery Bolt external battery that includes both Apple Lightning and mini-USB charging cables built-in. I immediately purchased one (March 13) and consider it an excellent addition to my go-purse (an old Eagle Creek guide bag). Mine Bolt has a 6000 mAh battery and a 10050 mAh version is available. 
I paid $26. The higher-output model is $10 more.
Here is some information from the Amazon product page, linked below. (If you purchase from the link we may get a few pennies from your purchase). 
  • The global leading power solutions supplier with 15 years manufacturer experiences.
  • Hassle-Free Design: With 2 built-in charging cables and one open USB port, Jackery Bolt 6000 mAh allows you to charge 3 devices at the same time. No need to carry charging cables for your phones anymore, yay!
  • High Capacity: Powerful 6000mAh capacity can fully charges an iPhone 7 up to 2 times, a Galaxy S7 almost 1.5 times and other smartphones multiple times. Fast charge your devices with the maximum output at up to 2.4A, its rocket fast!
  • Bar-sized: With its elegant design and compact size, the Jackery Bolt is easy to carry in the pocket wherever you go. Jackery Bolt also includes a built-in flashlight for convenience in the dark and for emergency situations.
  • What you get: 1×Jackery Bolt 6000 mAh portable charger, 1× Micro USB charging Cable, 1×User Guide & Warranty,1×Thank You Card. 18-month product warranty and 7×24 hrs friendly customer service.

I like mine and recommend it to you. There are many competing devices available, but havimg permanently-attached charging cables is what sold me. A good purchase.

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