Repeater operation dominates the VHF and UHF spectrum. Simply put, repeaters are automated relay stations that enable users to communicate over much greater distances than would normally be attainable using only their own equipment. Repeaters are generally positioned in very high locations in order to extend the radio horizon. Repeaters may operate in the 50, 144, 220, 440, 902 MHz bands and all frequencies above.

Because repeaters can receive stations over a wide area, it is frequently necessary to restrict access to those users intentionally trying to use the system. This is accomplished by the implementation of the Continuous Tone Coded Squelch System (CTCSS) or Digital Coded Squelch (DCS). With CTCSS, the user transmits a continuous low-frequency tone that the desired repeater recognizes and subsequently relays the user's signal. The tone does not interfere with communication because it is a frequency below the normal hearing range of humans.
Below is a list of repeaters accessible in the North WestFlorida region.

North West  Florida Area Repeaters
Frequency Transmit Offset CTCSS Location
145.210 -600 KHz 103.5

W4RYZ - Panama City, FL

145.250

-600 KHz 100.0 N3CMH - Milton, FL

145.330

-600 KHz 100.0 AC4QB - Panama City, FL
145.430 -600 KHz 123.0 KD4HYG - Bay Minette, AL
146.640 -600 KHz 100.0 W4ORC - Opp, AL
146.670 -600 KHz 123.0 W4BKD - Marianna, FL
146.685 -600 KHz 82.5 KI4ELU - Robertsdale, AL
146.700 -600 KHz 100.0 K4SRC - Milton, FL ( Yaesu Fusion System)
146.760 -600 KHz 100.0 W4UC - Pensacola, FL
146.790 -600 KHz 100.0 W4ZBB - Fort Walton Beach, FL
146.820 -600 KHz 203.5 W4IAX - Mobile, AL
146.850 -600 KHz 100.0 WB4OQF - Pensacola, FL
146.940 -600 KHz 74.4 WB4QEV - Mobile, AL
146.970 -600 KHz 100.0 WB4ARU - Brewton, AL
147.000 +600 KHz 100.0 W4RH - Fort Walton Beach, FL
147.045 +600 KHz 123.0 WB4EMA - Robertsdale, AL
147.090 +600 KHz 82.5 WB4EMA - Robertsdale, AL
147.150 +600 KHz 103.5 WB4BXM - Mobile, AL
147.180 +600 KHz 123.0 W4AP - Montgomery, AL
147.225 +600 KHz 100.0 W4ZBB - Niceville, FL
147.240 +600 KHz DCS 331 WA4MZE - Gulf Shores, AL
147.260 +600 KHz 100.0 WC4M - Andalusia, AL
147.285 +600 KHz 100.0 WF4X - Defuniak Springs, FL
147.300 +600 KHz 103.5 W4WEB - Port Saint Joe, FL
147.345 +600 KHz 203.5 W4IAX - MObile, AL
147.360 +600 KHz 100.0 W4AAZ - Crestview, FL (Yaesu Fusion System)
443.700 +5 MHz 100.0 WB4OQF - Pensacola, FL
443.975 +5 MHz 100.0 N3CMH - Milton, FL
444.200 +5 MHz 100.0 KC4ERT - Navarre, FL
444.500 +5 MHz 123.0 WB4QEV - Mobile, AL
444.550 +5 MHz 82.5 WA4VSH - Magnolia Springs, AL
444.600 +5 MHz 203.5 KC4JPD - Spanish Fort, AL
444.625 +5 MHz 141.3 W4OZK - Robertsdale, AL
444.800 +5 MHz 100.0 W4NN - Eglin AFB, FL
444.900 +5 MHz 100.0 KC4YBZ - Crestview, FL (SARNet Connect)
444.950 +5 MHz DCS 023 N4NID - Crestview, FL
444.9875 +5 MHz CC1 N4FIV - Spanish Fort, AL (This is a DMR repeater. You must have a DMR ID number)