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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.
The important parts for most users:
- Abide by 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 GMRS, no, you can’t use GMRS repeaters under FRS rules. The FCC’s rules for GMRS (47 CFR, Part 95E) are our policy, in addition to the following:
- Identify transmissions appropriately.
- Keep language family friendly.
- Treat any and all users of the system and spectrum respectfully.
- Limit conversations to 15 minutes in length before 7PM.
Exceptions: nets approved by the SWCRS team and emergency traffic.
- Do not cause intentional interference to the system itself and those using it. Do not discuss intentional interference.
- Do not kerchunk.
- Audible and Digital Signaling Requirements:
- Disable all roger beeps.
- Disable the alarm button on your radio.
- Do not use DTMF based PTT-ID or selective calling functions.
- AFSK data bursts such as APRS, FleetSync, and MDC1200 are not permitted on the system.
- Two-tone paging or other non-data types of in-band signaling for selective calling is allowed if properly identified and usage is kept to a reasonable amount.
- Do not use the repeaters to talk to another station on simplex.
- If you’re in stable ear-shot of one another; use simplex.
- Business, commercial, or for-profit use is prohibited.
- If a repeater owner, administrator, officer, or other official of the system gives special instructions, follow them.
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