The "ZIA Connection" is a dedicated system of amateur radio repeaters stretching from El Paso, TX on the East to Quartzite and Yuma, AZ on the West. The first realization of the dream of N5IA was started in July of 1982 with the linking of Jack's Peak, near Silver City, NM with Guthrie Peak, near Safford, AZ. A link to Mt. Lemmon, near Tucson, AZ was installed three weeks later. The system eventually expanded to include repeaters on mountaintops in the vicinity of:
El Paso, TX, Alamagordo, NM, Truth or Consequences, NM, Albuquerque, NM, Showlow, AZ, Globe, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Quartzite, AZ, and Yuma, AZ.

Basically a two meter system with all linking done by full duplex UHF point to point transmitters and receivers, it includes a simulcast 220 Mhz machine at Globe, AZ and a simulcast 440 Mhz machine at Tucson, AZ.

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