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.
January General Meeting is Canceled
Due to Covid and cramped conditions at the HUB the January general meeting has been canceled. Hopefully we will be able to hold a meeting on our next standard meeting date — April 12.
Several people have asked about the process to register with the D-STAR network. Registration is easy and only needs to be done once — even if you move to another state, get new radios, etc. See the digital repeater page for more info
QST – 12/27/2021
La Mosca Repeater (’94) and GMRS Off Line
The ’94 and the GMRS repeaters on La Mosca peak appear to have gone offline the morning of 12/27/2021. The shack appears to have power so it is not clear what the issue is. A work crew will investigate as soon as access to the site is possible (there is quite a bit of snow on the peak).
QST – 12/26/2021
Capilla Repeater (’96) and D-STAR are Linkable Again
Lightning fried the internet equipment on Capilla Peak last July. Since then the ’96 and D-STAR machines have been in standalone mode. On November 20, 2021 a work crew replaced the physical link with an underground fiber optic cable. On December 18 the work crew completed repairs and brought Internet back up. The ’96 machine and the D-STAR machine are now once again linkable and the associated DSTAR web site (http://w5urd.dstargateway.org/Dstar.do) is once again available.
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
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View an abbreviated copy of the membership roster to check the status of your membership
Repeater Network Outages and issues