[App_rpt-users] GMRS linked Repeater network using HAMVoIP

Joe Leikhim rhyolite at leikhim.com
Wed Feb 13 03:06:57 EST 2019

I believe that rule dates back to a time where a control operator was

required to manually manage a repeater station, a requirement long
abandoned after the adoption automatic control. It was NOT added
recently to in any way prevent connection to an IP network. The FCC has
already stated a position that IP linking is permissible as long as it
does not touch the now defunct dial up PSTN or utilize the NANP.

On 2/11/2019 1:45 PM, fwbray at mminternet.com wrote:
> On 2019-02-07 06:38, Jeff DePolo wrote:
>> Pirated software is probably the least of his problems.
>> § 95.1733   Prohibited GMRS uses.
>>  (8) Messages which are both conveyed by a wireline control link and
>>    transmitted by a GMRS station;
> When the FCC last revisited the GMRS regulations, it expressly 
> declined to clarify this and certain other provisions. There are 
> arguably conflicts between this section and others that expressly 
> authorize various forms of remote control.
> However, even reading the above-language to apply to things like 
> traditional tone and DC remotes and their modern equivalents, a 
> wireline link that merely coveys audio, such as to voter, could be 
> found permissible so long as it can't/doesn't control the 
> transmitter/repeater, especially if that is already under automatic 
> control.
> It isn't my intent to start a legal debate about this -- just to point 
> out that there is ambiguity that the FCC declined to address and that 
> reasonable people can interpret the provision differently.
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Joe Leikhim

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