The Bay Area Communications Society (BAYCOM) was formed in 1962 under the club
and repeater call of WA6YCZ. BAYCOM has maintained operational repeaters
on Mt. Umunhum
(37 deg 09 min 36 sec N, 121 deg 54 min 24 sec W, 3320 feet
ASL) since the summer of 1962. The WR6ABH callsign was heard during the
repeater regulation years 1973-1978 but now once again WA6YCZ is the official
repeater and club callsign. BAYCOM strives to advance the state of the
repeater art and provide a technically oriented user base for experimentation
and communication related activities. BAYCOM maintains a "closed" VHF and UHF
repeater system for technical experimentation and an "open" 220 MHZ
repeater where users of all types and interests are encouraged to operate.
Baycom provides support and assistance to a number of other systems.
These include a wide band
6 Ghz Microwave System (K6MSR),
a 1.2 Ghz Repeater (WA6GFY) and
we host the NCDXF
sponsored W6WX HF Beacon which is an
integral part of the NCDXF/IARU International Beacon Project.
The WA6YCZ repeater system has a full time connection to the internet which
can be used for control/monitoring of the many system features.
The basic repeater frequencies normally interconnected are:
147.150 and 444.400 both 100Hz PL. If you are a "techi" and actually do
something besides talk,come join us. We have more projects and ideas than we
have people to do them.
For additional information contact