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Ham Radio History: W6AQY, Early VHF FM Mountain Top Repeater in Southern California

CQ’s first FM column appeared in 1971, and W6AQY, one of the early mountaintop repeaters in southern California (which was one of the early areas to begin using repeaters) was put up in 1973. WØRW shares its history…

he W6AQY repeater was a private repeater located in the mountains above San Fernando, California. It was located on Contractors Point at

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