Repeater Use and Restrictions

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KI7LFD, Jan 9, 2020.

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  1. AG4RT

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  2. AG4RT

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    There was someone that posted here several years ago bragging that he had banned Baofeng users from using his repeater.
     
  3. W4EAE

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    This would impossible to police. The real problem with the cheap Baofengs is inconsistency. I have used one that worked quite well, and another that was an absolute piece of junk. It is possible to have a Baofeng that someone could not distinguish from a D72 on the other end.
     
  4. K6CPO

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    If I remember correctly, he was, at the same time, the Youth Coordinator for the Nevada ARRL Section. I found his attitude about Baofengs a bit hypocritical, given his position.
     
  5. AG4RT

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    I don’t recall all the details, but I didn’t much care for his attitude either. But, his repeater, his rules.
     
  6. VK4HAT

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    Is the repeater echolink or IRLP enabled? Sounds like a place where you might actually get some rather interesting QSO's on a repeater.
     
  7. KA9JLM

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    No. As I understand it, They have been banned because of bad language.

    But they are still on broadcastify.

    The owner of the repeater seems to be fine with how the repeater users act.

    Strange things happen in California. Just another "Normal" day there.
     
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  8. N4NJJ

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    That was me! It wasn't impossible to ban the Baofeng. It was quite easy, actually. My repeaters require an MDC tone to access them. You also need the right tones (which change regularly). Couple that with a non-traditional offset, and the Baofeng is not on the repeater. It works great!

    73 de N4NJJ of the N4NJJ Baofeng Free Repeater Network
     
  9. W4EAE

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    Your repeater, your business.

    But to me, it seems a significant use of time and energy for little to no benefit.
     
  10. AG6QR

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    I like the idea of setting up a second receiver at the third harmonic of the input frequency, with the same PL tone required to break squelch. If a squelch is broken on that second receiver, disable the repeater's transmitter.

    That's not brand-specific, but would discourage the use of radios with poor harmonic suppression. And if you've ever seen a Baofeng on a spectrum analyzer...
     
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