HamRadioNow: Florida Repeater... Counsel?

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  1. KN4AQ

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    Bryan Fields W9CR is accusing the Florida Repeater Council of being corrupt and inefficient to the point of inaction. It stems from his attempt to coordinate a 220 MHz band repeater in Tampa Bay, FL. Bryan's account is that the process went from delay to friction to outright hostility.

    Bryan has launched a reform group with this web site where he makes his case. He's produced a 15-minute YouTube video that also details the story (which we've condensed into about 3 minutes and inserted at the very end of the show), and now this 90-minute HamRadioNow Episode in which host Gary Pearce KN4AQ grills Bryan mercilessly (OK, he asks a few pointed questions), and David Goldenberg W0DHG supplies the average ham perspective, asking questions that have bedeviled frequency coordinators for decades (where do they get their authority, who do they report to, who's supposed to fix this?).

    We've invited the FRC to appear on a future show to respond, and Gary realizes (again) how much we need to do a Repeater Show or two with some of the rich history of ham radio repeaters, a close look at the issues and problems repeater users, owners and coordinators face, and some predictions of the future.

    It's another talking-head show, with just a few web sites and a little video, so it earns its Radio Rating of A.
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  2. W1YW

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    How can a repeater council be..corrupt?

    Where's the money paid? Where's the personal gain?

    Counsel--but no lawsuit?

    More click-bait....
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  3. WF9Q

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    In Indiana, its the good'ol boys that want "clear" channels and don't understand what PL tones are for.
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  4. W1YW

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    That's Squelch, not gain...


    Corruption implies dishonesty for money.

    My 2M rigs haven't been used in, oh, 2 years. Too much conflict.
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  5. WF9Q

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    I have not been on 2 meters for at least 20 years and don't have a rig, just a scanner.
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  6. W1YW

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    Maybe I should be a repeater...
  7. KK5JY

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    People still use repeaters?
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  8. W1YW

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    No...they use "counsels"....

  9. K5BBC

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  10. W1YW

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    Having been a resident of Ft Lauderdale for many years, the main cultural advantage I saw was a topless donut shop. Below: this man died happy...


    That and Keese's chicken...guaranteed to turn your dining room into a chicken boneyard! MMMmmmmm! Keese's now is a hummus place. Yechh! (in comparison).

    NEBA was cool too. RB place with great burgers! Sounded obscene, but was a great predecessor to 5 Guys Burgers, or In and Out Burger (CA and LV).

    Gee! That sounds obscene too (but isn't).

    The point of these digressions is that Gary KN4AQ should STOP using click-bait, and drooling controversy as a pitch.

    MO. Yours may differ.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2017
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