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SPECS started out as a net in the 1950's on two meters AM. Walt Reed (W6ASH) started the net, and in the early 70’s he decided to add a repeater at his house in Los Altos. Later the repeater was moved to the site at El Camino Hospital and was the first antenna at the hospital. The SPECSRA (Southern Peninsula Emergency Communications System Repeater Association)was subsequently formed as the legal entity that owns the repeater. The user group was formed later.  Learn more.

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The SPECS User Group board meets several times throughout the year as needed.  Members are welcome to attend. Elections are held at the annual members meeting in January. Click here to see more about current board members.


SPECSRA maintains the W6ASH repeaters.  Members are Phil Hawkins, KA6MZE, Peter Griffith WA6VAQ, Dave Platt AE6EO, Keith Amidon KJ6PUO, Jim Clark N6JRC, Neil Katin K2LL, David Koberstein N9DK, and Thomas Leibold KK6FPP.


Requests to coordinate usage  of the SPECS repeaters should be made to Phil Hawkins (sputnik at pacbell dot net.)

SPECS brochure

Click the image to download the brochure (pdf, update 06-03-19).  You can print copies to give to fellow hams who would like to know more about SPECS.

 Annual Meetings 

Annual Meetings are held in January and the annual newsletter comes out in December of the previous year.  Click below to see what happened at past annual meetings and see the annual newsletter.

2024 Annual Meeting, January 13, 2024

2023 Annual Meeting, January 14, 2023

2022 Annual Meeting, January 8, 2022

2021 Annual Meeting, January 9, 2021

2020 Annual Meeting, January 11, 2020

2019 Annual Meeting, January 12, 2019

2018 Annual Meeting, January 20, 2018

2017 Annual Meeting, January 28, 2017

2016 Annual Meeting, January 30, 2016

Legal Documents

Articles of incorporation (Restated Jan. 14, 2023)

Bylaws  (Accepted Jan. 14, 2023)


Audit Committee Report, March 6, 2018

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