Send us a request to get programming information
To gain access and permission to use to the SWCRS repeater system, we need to know a bit about you and get on the same page as to what constitutes acceptable use of the system. We need this for two reasons:
- The FCC requires that we maintain a list of users who we permit to use our equipment.
- The private owners of the equipment in use and the administrators for the system wish to to maintain a clean, welcoming system for all users. There are a few ground rules with what is and what’s not allowed on the network.
In a nutshell:
- Follow the FCC’s rules pertaining to the General Mobile Radio Service. Yes, you need a GMRS license to use this service, no, a ham radio license is not legal for use on GMRS.
- Identify your transmissions consistent with the FCC’s rules.
- Treat other users of the system respectfully, and leave enough room between transmissions to allow other stations to break in if needed. Rag-chewing (long conversations) are allowed, but must yield to short traffic and break for other stations needing to use the system.
- Don’t cause intentional interference to the system itself and those using it.
- At the culmination of points 1-4; no kerchunking! Kerchunking is sending a brief transmission only to hear the repeater come back and give its courtesy tone; do the repeater owners and everyone else listening to the many repeaters a favor and identify your short transmissions as the FCC requires you to do. It may not be a big deal to an individual user, but it quickly gets aggravating to those who like to or need to keep the system tuned in.
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