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 unfortunately does not grant you privileges to use the GMRS. That’s the FCC’s rules, not ours, we just follow them.
- 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.
- No kerchunking, if you need to test your reception of the repeater and see if it’s still there (hint: it is) throw out your call-sign to identify.
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