There's nothing in the rules to prevent you from using it, but each repeater owner/trustee/control operator has the authority to tell you not to use it if they don't want you to. You will find that there are no hard and fast rules. I think if you have a ham repeater set up for emergencies, it's a good idea to get people to use it all the time so you know it's going to work. But, there are some that want the 'emergency' repeater to be quiet except in a real emergency because they monitor it all day long. I think the latter is a waste of a repeater pair, but that's just my opinion, and I'm sure there are thousands out there.
Originally Posted by KE7ZOE
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