Welcome to the KERN System

We are a group of repeater owners who are very fortunate to have the sites we are in. Thanks to all the site providers for the privilege of being able to have a repeater there.

Meet our group:

Lee Bouchard KI6HHU / Jon Wilhelm WA6KLB / Ron Thome K6RET / Steven Hess KC6KGE / Shane Skadden KE6JZ / Skip Clark WB6TXX / Jerry Garis KK6AC. We are a group of repeater owners who have tied our repeaters together to form a network configurable in the event of a disaster. These repeaters are provided for your enjoyment. There are no club dues or obligations, so please feel free to use them.


This system currently consists of  14 repeaters tied in to Frazier via a 420 MHz linked system. We also have echolink capability thanks to Lee's node connected into the system. The node # is: 663524. Coverage of this system goes from E of Barstow to Ventura, the Southern and central part of the San Juaquin Valley up to about Tracy. Three of the repeaters are at 8000' or over. 

Our latest editions are 2 440 DMR repeaters, one of them is located in Taft. Special thanks go out to Steve KC6KGE for the DMRs and especially Ron K6RET who has been maintaining our system and who is our technical consultant. Special thanks also goes out to Skip Clark, WB6TXX who is our informational Officer and Lee Bouchard KI6HHU, who has been with me thru thick and thin since the conception of this system. I really can't say enough about our group, they are very special.

Here is the current list of our repeaters:


446.320 - PL 141.3 Double Mt. (Tehachapi) 8000' X/L

443.000 + PL 141.3 Shirley Peak (NE of Bakersfield) 7200' X/L

445.760 - PL 141.3 Channel Islands Harbor (Ventura)  L

442.925  + PL 141.3 Cummings Mt (Serves S San Joaquin Valley) 7800'  E/X/L


927.125 - DPL 125 Getty (10 miles N of Bakersfield) 1000' L (Upon command)

224.780 - PL 100 Double Mt. (Tehachapi) 8000' X/L

147.270 + PL 94.8 15 miles E of Bakersfield 2700' E of Bakersfield (Stand alone)

927.075 - PL 203.5 Cummings Mt. 7800' E/L (Upon command)

927.1375 - PL 203.5 Round Mt. 1500' NE Bakersfield (Linkable upon command)


441.125 + PL 141.3  Taft L

927.0875  - PL 100 Taft  (Linked upon command)

441.600 + DMR  Taft

441.575 + DMR


223.820 -PL 114.8 Shaver Lake (E of Fresno)


440.600 + PL 141.3 Benito (West San Joaquin Valley) X/ L


447.860 - PL 141.3 Frazier Mt  (Central Hub of Kern System) 8000'  X / L

145.190 - PL 141.3 Canyon Repeater (15 miles NE of Bakersfield) 5000' E of Bake  E/X/L)

442.950 + PL 141.3 Buck Rock (55 miles E of Fresno) 8500' E/X/L