Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the Calnet Repeaters?
Calnet consists of the following 17 repeater locations: Mt. Umunhum (San Jose), Grizzly Peak (Oakland), Mount Sutro (San Francisco), Stockton (Livermore), Campbell (Campbell), Meadow Lakes (Fresno), Breckenridge Mountain (Bakersfield), Loop Canyon (San Fernando), Thousand Oaks (Thousand Oaks), Santa Ynez Peak (Santa Barbara), Sunset Ridge (Pomona), Blueridge Mountain (Wrightwood), Heaps Peak (Lake Arrowhead), Snow Peak (Banning), Santiago Peak (Irvine), Mount Otay (San Diego), Red Mountain (Fallbrook).

What type of equipment is Calnet using?
Calnet repeater sites are using Link Communications RLC 3, & RLC 4 Repeater Controllers.  We have converted our sites to flat audio across the entire linked Calnet system. Flat audio makes it near impossible to determine where a user is coming into the system. We also have our own custom audio processing board on every transceiver.  Additionally Calnet is striving to maintain the highest level of RF filtering and signal isolation on our system. We currently have custom built and tuned duplexers by TX/RX and band pass filters by Angle Linear at many of our sites.

Is Calnet a Private system?
We are as a Membership Group. We collect dues from all group members only to assist in paying for repeater site rental costs. Financial support from the users makes Calnet a membership group that is looking out for the best interest of the system.

Can I try the system out before joining?
Yes, we encourage prospective members to test the system out, by talking to Calnet Members. This will give you a feel for area coverage and system audio quality. Plus you will get to meet some of the interesting members of Calnet. So spend a few weeks and talk with some of the members to decide if this group suits your needs.

Do you have an on the air net I can listen to?
Yes! Please listen on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm and check in as a guest.