The south county KC6ERT UHF repeater ison the airin the Lockwood area! The antenna has been mounted on the tower and coverage has improved.
RX = 443.800 Mhz
TX =448.800 Mhz
PL = 127.3
The repeater will be on the air 24/7 for those in the South County area and will be linked to the K6JE Fremont Peak VHF repeater during emergencies and during nets to allow North County and South County hams to communicate with one another.
In the event of an emergency, please post a notice on the blog page of this website describing the nature of the emergency and stating the level of ARES involvment
Note, you must be a member of this website to be able to post messages on the blog page.
The trained operators of Monterey County ARES provide reliable primary and secondary communication links for the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services, Emergency Operations Centers in cities throughout the county, as well as organizations such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and the major local hospitals. Local ARES members are registered in the Monterey County Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program.
Any licensed amateur can join ARES without being a member of ARRL. There are no membership fees required to become a member of Monterey County ARES.
Amateur Emergency Communications
Monterey County ARES is supported by the MCAEC club. MCAEC is a governing organization responsible for fund raising and is fully sanctioned as an operating club by ARRL National. You can visit the club website by clicking HERE.
If you would like to become an ARES member, please clickHEREfor the application form. Fill it out and email it toGale Foss
You can send mail to PO Box 1126 Castroville, CA 95012-1126
Monterey County is around 100 miles long from north to south with varing terrain. The long Salinas Valley runs down the eastern center of the county and then there are coastal mountains on the west side of the county and the land to the east of the Salinas Valley is also pretty rugged. This results in sheltered valleys within the coastal range that cannot be reached by fixed repeater locations so it places the emphasis on the need for mobile, aka relocatable, repeater stations in order to provide the needed emergency communications for the County.