Welcome to the Upper Rio FM Society’s website!


Important QSTs


April 13, 2014: General membership meeting times have changed. The new meeting time is 6:30 PM. Location is unchanged. See the Meeting Page for more info

April 13, 2014: WE NEED YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!!!!!!!! The Upper Rio is going paperless. Newsletters and other communications are now being sent electronically — but we can’t do that if we don’t have a current email address on file for you. If you did not receive the April news letter or if you simply want to update you contact information please send an email to the society secretary.

Please note you can also access the latest (and past) newsletters here.

January 22, 2014: The Gary Diamond Memorial Repeater, K5FSB was placed in operation this morning by Mike Langner and Larry Goga.  This returns the Upper Rio FM Society to Sandia Crest after an absence of many years.  Initial reports from Don Wood and Jim Hunter indicate that the repeater is operating well.

The repeater is now in a testing phase and we will be gathering signal reports and comments for the next 90 to 120 days.  That will help us to determine our next course of action.  The linking system remains to tested, but that is the next order of business.

Here are the particulars on the repeater:

  • Tx: 442.600 MHz.
  • Rx: 447.600 MHz.
  • Offset: + 5 MHz. offset.
  • PL Tone: 100 Hz.

There is a voting receiver with 4 inputs to a voting controller.  Three of the antenna are Yagis pointed to the South Valley, Bernalillo and Santa Fe respectively.  The fourth antenna is a vertical monopole.  The transmitter output power is 20 Watts.

Our thanks to Jim Gale and Dan Zillich at KNME and Paul Choc for their assistance in helping us to get this repeater on the air.

 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!


Report a problem: Have you noticed a problem with a repeater? If so please give us a shout at technical@urfmsi.org


We wish to thank the generous support from:


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