Welcome to the Upper Rio FM Society’s website!
The mission of the Upper Rio FM Society, Inc. is to provide a State-of-the-Art
Amateur Radio repeater network for the benefit of our members, licensed Amateur Radio
operators, the community and provide public service communication support in times of emergency.
October General Meeting is at the HUB
Come join us at the Hub on October 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM for a short business meeting and tour the Hub.
We have added a number of things at the Hub in the last year or so.
These additions include a club operating station, a Civil Air Patrol station, a VA station, plus other items.
In addition, there will be a raffle for a donated 12V Astron RS-12A (used) Power Supply.
As a BONUS: We will be serving hotdogs, chips, etc.
Please RSVP so we know how much food to get. (RSVP to AF5FI@arrl.net)
Updated Repeater Operation Guide (and map) Available
The Upper Rio FM Society Repeater Operation Guide and Repeater Map are available for download.
QST – Capilla Repeater is
’96 and D-Star are in stand alone mode
The Capilla repeater is back on the air — mostly! See below for the root issue.
The Upper Rio Dream Team visited the site on 10/5/2020 and got power back on at the shack and mounted temporary antennas. The antennas are mounted to the shack (see below) so expect reduced coverage until we can get a new tower installed. There is currently no Internet access at the shack so the D-Star repeater isn stand-a-lone mode operation. The 96 repeater is linkable.
So what happened???
It appears that the Tuesday (9/8/20) storm caused the power pole next to the Capilla repeater shack to break and hit the tower’s guy-wire system. The damaged guy-wire system and the continued wind storm resulted in a catastrophic tower collapse and some minor damage to the shack itself. The technical team is assessing the damage and will report at the Thursday September 17 Board of Directors meeting. We will provide additional details as we learn them. In the mean time, access to the Upper Rio FM Society repeater network via Capilla will not be possible for quite some time.
Click on an image above for a closer look!
The technical team is soliciting volunteers that would be willing to help salvage equipment from the site. Volunteers with trucks / trailers that can make the trip to the site and transport materials back to Albuquerque can get additional information by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Upper Rio FM Society
The Upper Rio FM Society started its journey as a club in 1968 with the help of eleven enthusiastic Hams interested in advancing the use of the two-meter band. Today, the organization boasts nine linkable 2-meter and 70-centimeter repeaters (two of which are D-Star digital repeaters). The linking system also has access to over 40 additional 2-meter and 70-centimeter repeaters located around New Mexico that make up the Mega-Link and other affiliated systems.Whether you are a new or experienced Ham, an existing URFMSI member or someone who is interested in joining our organization, we hope that this website is useful. Enjoy, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with your comments or questions.
- A copy of the presentation at the July 2018 meeting has been posted.
- You can now check your membership status online and renew online with a credit card. Visit the Membership Page
- View past newsletters and subscribe here
Report a problem: Have you noticed a problem with a repeater or the web site? If so please give us a shout at email@example.com
We wish to thank the generous support from:
View an abbreviated copy of the membership roster to check the status of your membership
Repeater Network Outages and issues