Welcome to the Cactus Intertie System
The Cactus Intertie System is a private amateur radio system consisting of a large number of remotely controlled base stations, or REMOTE BASE for short, that are interconnected utilizing full duplex links. This linked system covers large portions of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Texas. Additional coverage is available in the Washington D.C. and the surrounding area of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware on a full time basis. Additional coverage is also available on a full time basis in the Atlanta, Georgia and the Portland, Oregon area.
Cactus Intertie, Inc., the founder of the Cactus Intertie System, along with its affiliate clubs (see the listing on the left) build, own, operate and maintain the remote bases. Most of these systems are accessed using locally coordinated channels in the 70 cm spectrum and are located on mountain peaks that provide wide area coverage.
The early development of and adherence to high technical standards in the RF equipment, audio tailoring and the system controller requirements, has made the Cactus Intertie System the most reliable and best sounding linked system in the nation.