The Green Valley Amateur Radio Club (GVARC) is hosting a ham fest to mingle, buy, sell and swap equipment. Everyone is welcome to attend whether your flavor is Ham, GMRS, or CB. The SWCRS will be attending with a table… Read More »GVARC: Green Valley Hamfest, February 24
The Southwest Community Radio System
Community Supported Radio Resources.
The SWCRS has implemented a change to its linking arrangement between Arizona and New Mexico. Effective as of about a week ago, the link is no longer connected full-time between the two states. This decision was made in response to… Read More »Linking Update & Rag Chewing
The SWCRS has kicked off two new nets over the past few weeks; for your interest: Tuesdays: Kid’s Net Grab the young ones and set them up with a radio! Charlotte and Adam host the SWCRS Kid’s Net every Tuesday… Read More »New Nets : Kids and Winlink Nets
Introduction Radio communication is a powerful tool. As new users embark on their radio communication journey, understanding the importance of features like the Time-Out Timer (TOT) is paramount for effective and fair communication and preventing and accidental key-down situations. In… Read More »Tech Minute : Time Out Timers & You
Cory K7RRR / WRXR306 has put together a write-up for the SWCRS Winlink Network; for more information on our growing ystem see: SWCRS Winlink Network Winlink allows for email-like messaging capabilities over the air with attachments, transmitted over the air… Read More »Winlink Network Information
Hey folks, It’s WRCU527 Darren here with an observation. We’ve been asking for members to contribute some content for our website and newsletter to create additional value for everyone. Here is my go at it. Let it breathe. A while… Read More »Musings from 527 : Let it Breathe
We’re happy to report that the replacement tower at Jacks Peak is up and running! Site owner Summit Communications from Safford worked with Tucson based firms Wallen Communications for construction and M3 for engineering and design services. The original tower… Read More »Jacks Peak Standing Tall!
Introduction The terms wideband and narrowband are often discussed on the air, and selecting the wrong setting on your radio can have a substantial impact on the legibility of your transmission to others. In general; on GMRS, you should be… Read More »Tech Minute : Wideband vs. Narrowband
The Heliograph GMRS repeater had a brief maintenance outage this Sunday (12/17/23); the repeater itself was swapped out with an identical unit and a new linking controller. The new controller also simplifies linking and configuration management by effectively connecting the… Read More »Heliograph Maintenance Update
Our Mission: To develop the capabilities of the General Mobile and Amateur Radio Services, and encourage a natural interest in radio communications with the communities we serve by providing infrastructure, educational opportunities, and community events.
Public Records: Public records for the Tucson GMRS Association (dba. “Southwest Community Radio System”) can be found here: Public Records & Documents