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Request Access

Send us a request to get programming information

Introduction

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:

  1. The FCC requires that we maintain a list of users who we permit to use our equipment.
  2. The owners of the equipment in use 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.

The Rules (“Terms of Use”)

The following is a summary of the main rules affecting most users on the system. The full terms of use for the system can be found at the following location: Repeater System Terms of Use; which represent the actual binding agreement to use the SWCRS systems (including but not limited to all repeaters, hubs, remote links, and Zello channels). Read it and understand it before proceeding. If you have any questions drop us a line via the “Contact” page on this website.

  1. Abide by the FCC’s rules pertaining to the General Mobile Radio Service. See The FCC’s rules for GMRS (47 CFR, Part 95E).
    1. Yes, you need a GMRS license to use this service.
    2. No, an amateur radio license (unfortunately) does not grant you privileges to use GMRS.
    3. No, you can’t use GMRS repeaters under FRS rules.
  2. Identify transmissions appropriately. Per the FCC, that’s every 15 minutes, or at the end of a conversation.
  3. Keep language family friendly. GMRS is family licensed with users of all ages.
  4. Treat any and all users of the system and spectrum respectfully.
  5. Do not cause intentional interference, do not discuss intentional interference.
  6. Do not kerchunk the repeaters.
  7. No Beeps, Boops and other Noisemakers:
    1. No roger beeps; turn them off if you’re going to use this system.
    2. Disable the alarm button on your radio.
    3. Do not use DTMF based PTT-ID or selective calling functions.
  8. Do not use the repeaters to talk to another station on simplex.
  9. If you’re in stable ear-shot of one another; use simplex.
  10. Business, commercial, or for-profit use is prohibited.
  11. If a repeater owner, administrator, officer, or other official of the system gives special instructions, follow them or disuse the system.

Access Request Form

If you agree to abide by the terms of use; please proceed and fill out the access request form by pressing the following button:

You will receive a confirmation of your submission via email, and as soon as one of the administrators approves your request you will receive instructions on how to access the programming information for the system. If you did not receive a confirmation message; check your junk mail folder!