Selected SCCARC Repeater Policies

Selected SCCARC Repeater Policies

(Taken from the January 23 1996 revised policies)

Emergency communications have priority over all other uses.

FCC rules and regulations are to be observed at all times; commercial and patently offensive communications are expressly prohibited.

Control operators are available to assist members in gaining maximum benefit from the repeater facilities, and are authorized and required to terminate questionable and prohibited communications.

The phone patch is for member use only. Always announce your intention to make a telephone call, and allow an opportunity for stations with priority traffic to respond before beginning a telephone call. Identify before dialing or sending any touch-tones on the air. Identify after each phone call when requested by the controller. Phone calls may be made by members for visitors to the repeater. A member must bring the patch up and down, and act as a control operator for the duration of the call.
Calls may be made to emergency services, other members, and for short personal calls to other parties. Calls to service providers such as tow companies and telephone repair (typically made from locations where telephone service is not available) are acceptable.

Enter a conversation, or announce your presence, by stating your callsign between the end of a station’s transmission and the courtesy beep. Recognize stations promptly; allow them to state their business, enter a discussion or make a directed call.

In case of intentional interference, do not discuss the interference on the air. Do not acknowledge the interfering station. DO make a written note of the date and time, the type of interference, and if the interfering station can be heard on the repeater’s input frequency. Pass information about interfering stations to the repeater committee, off the air.

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