Support the WB6ECE Repeater System and Microwave Network
GREAT NEWS! The first $2500 in donations made before June 1st, 2018 will be double-matched (for a total match of up to $5000). In other words, your donation of $100 becomes a $300 total donation to the organization.
Please donate to help grow and support the operations of the WB6ECE Repeater System and Microwave Network.
The Repeater System is a network of amateur radio repeaters providing seamless voted and simulcast coverage on 441.300 MHz from San Francisco to the southern Salinas Valley, and covers the Monterey Bay from Mt. Toro on 147.270 MHz.
The Microwave Network connects the simulcast nodes and also provides connectivity for other amateur radio causes, including key parts of the Salinas Valley Repeater Group linked system and several cameras used for wildfire detection and location.
The system is the backbone of regional amateur radio connectivity for the Santa Clara Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service, connecting Monterey, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties (tested on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 8 PM), and the system's unique ability to operate over a wide region is also used to provide communications support for multiple special events each year, including the Tierra Bella Bicycle Tour, the Sea Otter Classic Cycling Festival, and the Santa Cruz Triathlon.
Your donation will help replace storm-damaged radios and antennas as needed, add additional network nodes and simulcast repeaters, improve and maintain battery backup systems, and make other improvements to the network, including expansion to provide better coverage to the southern Salinas Valley.
Our most recent donations significantly improved the reliability and bandwidth of our microwave connectivity to Mt. Toro above Salinas and to Mt. San Bruno just south of San Francisco.