Thank you for your interest in the Calnet amateur radio repeater system! Currently the system consists of Seventeen analog repeaters operating in the 440Mhz band, access via Allstar Node and DMR access via a dedicated Brandmeister Talk Group. All repeaters are linked full time with a full duplex linked backbone. Any of the sites can be controlled from anywhere in the system.
Limited Membership Policy:
Calnet strives to maintain a quality linked repeater system that is well balanced and not overcrowded. This ensures everyone an equal opportunity to use the system and communicate with others in a timely fashion. To achieve this, membership may be limited to a first-come-first-serve basis depending on geographic region. A statewide linked repeater system such as Calnet means most regions do not have limited membership and enrollment is open. If by chance you reside in a region with limited membership, a waiting list will exist for that area. In the rare instances that people have been placed on the waiting list, the waiting period has been less than a couple months.
Membership dues help to cover Calnet site rental fees. All repeater equipment is privately owned and paid for by various individuals. Annual membership dues are $168.00 ($14 per month) and are due in July each year. Dues for new members are prorated. New members joining Calnet between December and May are asked to commit to one full year in addition to the portion of the remaining year.