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.
- 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.
- A note on privacy:
- Two-way, analog radio communications are never private.
- The repeater system maintains recordings of all traffic for 30 days, recordings may be handed over to any legal jurisdiction when asked by such jurisdiction for any reason.
- Our audio is continually streamed over systems owned by Zello, myGMRS, and Amazon Web Services. These third-party entities may use data including audio related to the repeater system for their own purposes consistent with their own privacy policies for which we will not be held responsible. Our audio is available for anyone to listen to anywhere on the internet.
Access Request Form