Cape Linked Repeater Network
Local Radio Amateurs are helped and hindered by having so many high mountain ranges in and around the Cape Peninsula. The hindrance is the relative difficulty with simplex VHF/UHF operation, but the help is the availability of many high sites where repeaters can be accommodated. A further advantage is that Amateur Radio in the Western Cape has access to some of the prime repeater sites by courtesy of official and commercial site owners and operators.
Current Repeater Network Status
Weekly bulletins of the current status of the repeater network in the Western Cape are published on the WCRWG website here.
Repeater Network Documentation
We are fortunate to have a large network of interlinked repeaters that stretches from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape and Transkei. The repeaters are linked by UHF relays and the links between different repeaters can be turned on and off using DTMF tones.
Most Popular Cape Town Repeaters
Diagrams of the current repeater stations are on the WCRWG website here
The most popular repeaters in the Cape Town area are:
Visitors to the Cape are welcome to use both of these repeaters. Please observe normal repeater etiquette and ensure that you leave a two second pause between transmissions for breakers or emergency traffic.
Support the 145.750 MHz Repeater
you use the Cape Town Amateur Radio Centre's repeater on 145.750 MHz,
please consider helping to support this popular repeater.
Western Cape Repeater Working Group
Western Cape's repeaters are owned and operated by the Amateur Radio
clubs in the Peninsula. The Western Cape Repeater Working Group (WCRWG)
was formed to co-ordinate the management of operating a repeater network
of this magnitude and calibre.
Western Cape Repeater Fund
The Repeater Working Group also manages the Western Cape Repeater Fund which funds the expenses of repeater operations, regular maintenance and network improvement and expansion.
The Repeater Working Group encourages individual repeater users to make contributions for their use of the system. These contributions may be made monthly or annually and should be forwarded to the postal address. Direct bank transfers are possible too.
Users can also contribute to the repeater fund by joining one of the Amateur Radio clubs in the Cape Peninsula. These radio clubs provide most of the income by contributing to the repeater fund from their club fees.
are on the Western Cape Repeater Working Group website.
Join your local radio club and support the repeater network.