UTC New York    
Guidelines Governing the Conduct and Use of
The Great South Bay Amateur Radio Club's Repeaters
  1. The repeaters will be primarily used for local traffic and is open for ALL Amateur Radio Operators.

  2. Control Stations will not discourage anyone from using the repeaters.

  3. Any control station bringing up a repeater is responsible for either passing the repeater over to another control station or shutting the repeater down when that station leaves the air.

  4. Conduct on the repeaters should be governed by common sense and courtesy. Don't give a bad impression of our service by making thoughtless or off-color remarks. Instead, set an example which others will be proud to follow. Please do not use "CB " language, this is an Amateur Radio Repeater, not a "CB" repeater. Business messages are not permitted on the repeaters.

  5. A 2Z PL (110.9 Hz) will be needed for access of the 2m repeater at all times.

  6. The Repeater Trustee will have the final say on any repeater operation, since he is the final authority as per the FCC.

  7. Use of the word "BREAK" shall be used to designate a HIGH PRIORITY need. In that event, all other stations on the frequency must cease operation immediately, or assist the breaking station as required. Stations may resume normal operation only after the emergency has been handled.

  8. Time controlled or net traffic will be given priority.

  9. All stations will leave a short pause between transmissions for the purpose of allowing other stations to call on the repeater.

  10. Calling stations will keep their calls short, such as a one or two line monologue and then stand by until the frequency is clear.

  11. Base stations should stand aside for mobile stations.

  12. Emergency and Special Event communications have priority and any special event for which the repeaters are to be used shall be cleared through the Repeater Trustee.

  13. Emergency communications has priority usage and complete control of the repeaters for as long as the emergency exists. A Net Control Station will call up and direct the Net.

  14. If you hear stations jamming or interfering do not make any comment. If you can override the interference, continue with your conversation. If you can not continue, sign off the repeater in a normal manner.

  15. Identify your station every ten minutes during you QSO and at sign-off, as per FCC regulations. It is not mandatory for you to identify when first coming on the air, however for ease of operation and courtesy to the others on the frequency, please ID when coming on the air.

  16. Repeater rules and regulation can be changed by the Repeater Trustee and Repeater Committee. Users will be notified of changes.

Repeater Committee Chairman - Bill Fastenau, WB2QGZ
W2GSB Trustee - Bill Dahl, W2ANQ