For you Socal guys, get echolink, echolink.org
So you can log onto our bay area repeater W6CX repeater www.mdarc.org
on 147.060 / PL 100Hz 224.780 / PL 77Hz 441.325 / PL 100Hz
through the internet with just a microphone and speakers.
im in the process of getting verified so I can also use echolink.