Opinions expressed are my own. I hope they are useful, but policies and procedures vary widely from one location and group to another.

What I describe may not work for you and may even be unsafe. Always follow your local policies and procedures!

Also, unless specifically mentioned, this site is about VHF/UHF operations and not HF, which is very often different for very good reasons.

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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 + N5FDL UHF is Yaesu System Fusion analog and digital — tone on analog only

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.

Testing Available On-Demand

By virtue of having a large team of Volunteer Examiners, if you are willing to come to Tracy, we can usually test you on your schedule. We appreciate at least 24-hours’ notice and more is preferable. But, as soon as you can routinely pass practice exams offered by sites like AA9PW (free) or HamTestOnline (paid training), we’re happy to test you.

The testing fee is $15 (cash only) and we usually test either at a Starbucks or at our office in downtown Tracy. We also offer testing-only at most HamCrams.

To inquire about on-demand testing, use the contact form or call (209) 565-HAMS.