[App_rpt-users] GMRS linked Repeater network using HAMVoIP

John Heron jh0932 at gmail.com
Mon Feb 18 14:42:58 EST 2019


Has anything been settled with HamVoIP as an attempt to run off with Jim’s work? As of this date I do not believe it has been.

In a shared repeater/simplex channel environment, it is always good to be able to monitor the input before keying up a repeater. In a linked system that’s not possible unless you do the BCLO in each repeater. Never saw that work out too well mixed mode.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/47/95.1749


So if you have an organized group or club engaged in linking GMRS repeaters together and one of them is in violation related to telco, does that mean the collective network is 9/10 legal?

John WA4FAP


> On Feb 17, 2019, at 4:35 PM, Brad Trogdon <Brad at trogdon.org> wrote:
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> Reviewing this thread I need to ask for clarification as it appears some comments are ill informed or are seeding to "stir a pot".
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> John Heron:  "Bad news of pirated software"...   cannot find a prior post or comment. What pirated software are you referring?  Who is using pirated software and what are they doing that is in violation of any rule?  Lastly what rule are they in violation of?
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> Kirk Just Kirk:  "GMRS is a shared Channel.  Users must monitor before they transmit".  If repeaters are linked then any and all traffic within range of one repeater is heard and transmitted to all others which may be networked.   In the event the stations are simplex or low power their is no fault if a repeater user talks and is not able to hear the distant station.  Your argument seems you believe GMRS Repeaters are illegal themselves and not simply because they may be networked.  Simplex communications is very short distance. Repeater communication itsself could be over a hundred miles even without networking.  The FCC allocated eight (8) repeater frequencies and if they are used correctly the unfortunate act of a repeater transmitting over non repeater users is a fault of the user not selecting one of the many other frequencies that are available to them. 
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> John Heron: "If its hooked to a telco its illegal".  Is it known that anything GMRS is connected to Telco?  If 10 Repeaters are networked and 1 of 10 is connected to telco provided internet I.e. DSL the infraction is on the one (1) offender not the other nine (9) whom are not.  Other than inspection of the physical connections how can one review or confirm that telco connections exist?  Please point to the rule that defines one offender results in all participants being in violation of a rule?
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> Thanks everyone for your thoughtful and courteous replies. 
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> For transparency I own a wide coverage GMRS repeater that is 100% compliant with the FCC rules. It has networking capabilities and Coverage of ~100 miles as it located at 4,000' in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina.
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> -Brad Trogdon  W4INT / WQTG303
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