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    Hi all,

    Going on a trip out to the west coast in a few days. Looking to find some good V/U repeaters to throw in the APX for some chit chat while I'm bored. P25 would be a major plus.

    Obviously repeaterbook shows over a thousand repeaters in the state but if anyone's in either the Santa Monica or San Francisco areas I'd love to hear which ones out of the bunch are worth programming in. I figured the community here would be a better place to ask than over at RR or (shudders) the QRZ forums.

    Appreciate the help!


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    There's a wide-area linked P25 system in NorCal - http://www.n6lye.org/
    In the LA Area, Jim, K6CCC has an open P25 machine that covers Santa Monica well: http://www.k6ccc.org/k6ccc-r.html

    In SoCal, where I'm located, the vast majority of the P25 repeaters are members-only.

    Enjoy your time out here in CA.

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    Look here: http://www.carlaradio.net/ Linked, multistate but analog. Open use.
    Apparently NOT a radio professional.

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    Thanks guys. All those programmed in along with a handful of reasonable looking sites from Repeaterbook. Always appreciate the help!

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    Unfortunately a few months late to help OP, but if anyone else is looking, w6dxw.com is great. It's a large, mixed mode system with coverage in the central valley, the southern parts of the SF Bay area, and it's namesake, the Salinas Valley. It encourages highly technical rag chewing, particularly on P25.

    N6LYE, as mentioned before, runs a great system, but it's limited to the middle part of the central valley.

    There's also a whole lot of Quantars running mixed mode without any form of publication. In a population center as large as California, there are a lot of pork flavored nut balls, so I don't blame anyone who wants to keep theirs closed or secret. Not so great if you are traveling, but if you live here, ask around. There's at least half a dozen in the bay area.

    http://www.narcc.org/ is our coordinating body, and lists quite a few. I can't link the list directly due to how their website works, but there's at least two dozen in mixed or Astro mode.

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    The biggest problem with operations in Northern California (and high sites in Nevada) is PAVEPAWS. This limits wide area coverage a LOT.
    Apparently NOT a radio professional.

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    www.w6dxw.com

    We have a linked P25 system between Fresno, Monterey, and San Jose.