Gulf Coast Link System -- WB5GCL

Welcome to the Gulf Coast Link System website. Here you can find out information on the System and current repeater coverage along the Gulf Coast.

The Gulf Coast Link System is an association of amateur radio repeaters throughout the Gulf Coast Region linked to help coordinate efforts during times of emergency between states and regions. This includes the Interstate 10 Corridor of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi , Alabama, and Florida..

The region wide network has been designed primarily to support emergency communications regionally, assist with evacuations, and to promote general communication (Rag-Chewing) between states. It can be also used for vacationers to talk back home and for people coming to sporting events in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Mobile, Pensacola, Tampa, Beaumont, Houston, and other locations around the Gulf Coast.

The network is open to all licensed amateurs. Repeaters are primarily linked to the network using either the ALLSTAR network or echolink.

The five states that make up the Gulf coast of the United States are prone to severe weather threats ranging from summer squalls to hurricanes.

What is the purpose of the Gulf Coast Link?

To network, meet new friends and build comradery to the Amateur Radio hobby throughout the Gulf South. To provide adequate emergency communications and public services at the city, parish, and state levels through the use of our equipment and personnel whenever needed or requested.

Although each Amateur radio operator gets involved for his or her own reason, we hope that all operators will gain new contacts and be able to get assistance in any time of need that may arise.

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