Colorado Repeaters

#1
I'm planning a trip through Colorado here soon and wanting to pre-program my radio with the local repeaters before departing. I'm not taking a computer and programming radios without a cable is always some fun...that I don't want to do. My trip goes from Trinidad, through Salida to Ouray-area, then back through Gunnison/Salida up to Leadville/Breckenridge/Fairplay area. Below is my list of repeaters. Any to add? Omit? What are the popular ones? What are the dead ones? Any help would be appreciated.

Freq Tone PL Location Callsign
147.39 plus 0.6 88.5 Breckenridge 1
146.7 - 0 Breckenridge 2
146.79 - 0 Breckenridge 3
146.745 - 0 Buena Vista
145.295 -0.6 MHz 107.2 Chaffee KC0CVU
449.65 -5 MHz 107.2 Chaffee KC0CVU
449.925 -5 MHz 103.5 Chaffee WZ0N
447.45 -5 123 Colorado City
145.12 -0.6 88.5 Colorado Springs
448.45 -5 0 Colorado Springs 2
147.345 -0.6 88.5 Durango
146.67 -0.6 MHz 100 Durango, Eagle Pass
147.36 plus 0 Fairplay
145.49 -0.6 MHz 103.5 Fremont WD0EKR
447.975 -5 MHz 100 Fremont K0JSC
447 -5 MHz 107.2 Garfield KB0SW
146.82 -0.6 MHz 107.2 Grand Junction
147.12 plus 0 Gunnison
147.09 plus 0 Hartsel
444 plus 5 MHz 67 Huerfano KB5ITS
146.91 - 100 Kenosha Pass
145.445 -0.6 88.5 Leadville
448.65 -5 MHz 107.2 Montrose KB0YNA
146.91 -0.6 MHz 107.2 Montrose KC0UUX
146.79 -0.6 MHz 107.2 Montrose KD5OPD
447.2 -5 MHz 107.2 Montrose WA4HND
146.64 - 0 Norwood
147.36 plus 0.6 MHz Otero KC0ITF
146.61 -0.6 MHz 123 Prowers KC0HH
449.5 -5 MHz 123 Prowers KC0HH
448.975 -5 MHz 100 Pueblo K0JSC
147 plus .6 0 Pueblo
449.975 -5 MHz 100 Pueblo, Cedarwood
147.285 plus 0.6 88.5 Salida
145.325 -0.6 MHz 127.3 San Juan KB5ITS
147.375 plus 0.6 MHz 156.7 San Juan KB5ITS
447.525 - 0 Silverton 1
147.27 plus 127.3 Silverton 2
449.7 -5 107.2 Telluride
147.345 plus 0.6 88.5 Vail
146.73 - 0 Walsenburg
147.06 plus 77 Westcliffe
 
#5
That is what I've been using. But I'm wondering more about the repeaters that actually have traffic on them and aren't dead.

Like here in the southeast, TONS of dead repeaters. Nothing going on. Obviously I wouldn't want to rely on such if needed.
 
#7
Another question: I'm running into a number of repeaters in Colorado have have different uplink and downlink tones. I guess I really need to pay attention to this? Or not so much? We don't really have downlink tones here on the east coast. Example: Vail repeater.

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DaveInDenver

Expedition Leader
#8
Generally our repeaters here don't use split tones like that but there are a few. Either way you only really need to watch the uplink tone because without it you won't open the repeater. The downlink tone is put on for your convenience to prevent interference.

Repeater owners will do split tones to fool the tone scan feature so that you have to intentionally program your radio. In this case if you scanned the repeater for its tone the radio would think it should be 123.0. The 147.345 machine in Vail is part of the state-wide linked system (Colorado Connection) so they just want to make sure people using it intend to because when you key one you get all 15.
 
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#9
Ok that makes sense. Yeah just trying to program everything...once. Lots of linked repeaters in Colorado. Linked full time. Pretty cool to see that.
 
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