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BobWannagot

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I am living in Port St Lucie does anyone have info on any open repeaters in St Lucie /Martin County? I have checked mygmrs and some the Tradiotion Repeater does not appear to be active Any suggestions?
 

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I am living in Port St Lucie does anyone have info on any open repeaters in St Lucie /Martin County? I have checked mygmrs and some the Tradiotion Repeater does not appear to be active Any suggestions?
Set up a nice base station and install a mobile(s) in your vehicle(s)… It sounds like Simplex is your only option, unless you want to install a repeater...
 

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I am living in Port St Lucie does anyone have info on any open repeaters in St Lucie /Martin County? I have checked mygmrs and some the Tradiotion Repeater does not appear to be active Any suggestions?
Are you sure you're using the PL/DCS feature correctly, if it's required by the Repeater???
 

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Hi from Citrus County !

As posted and you checked - mygmrs is the best source of info. It seems as if they are clustered in various areas of the state - In Citrus County everything quiet like a church. We use simplex here at the moment - researching options
 

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Hi from Citrus County !

As posted and you checked - mygmrs is the best source of info. It seems as if they are clustered in various areas of the state - In Citrus County everything quiet like a church. We use simplex here at the moment - researching options
In your area are you hearing lots of users on Simplex?
 

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Hi from Citrus County !

As posted and you checked - mygmrs is the best source of info. It seems as if they are clustered in various areas of the state - In Citrus County everything quiet like a church. We use simplex here at the moment - researching options
Have you noticed some of the Repeater owners haven't logged on to the site in over 10 years??? It kinda makes me question how many of the listed repeaters are on the air presently..
 

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I not familiar with the OP area, but wow, Florida sure has a lot of open systems... Cool..
GMRS repeaters are not open like a ham repeater, where all you need is your ticket. GMRS repeaters are privately owned, & you should contact the repeater owner before assuming its open to the public. In my case, the owner of a GMRS repeater whose also a ham invited me to use his GMRS repeater. The other option is to put up your own GMRS repeater.
 

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GMRS repeaters are not open like a ham repeater, where all you need is your ticket. GMRS repeaters are privately owned, & you should contact the repeater owner before assuming its open to the public. In my case, the owner of a GMRS repeater whose also a ham invited me to use his GMRS repeater. The other option is to put up your own GMRS repeater.
Then why would an owner list their system as, "Open" in the database if they require you to ask permission?
 

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Then why would an owner list their system as, "Open" in the database if they require you to ask permission?
Because it’s the courteous thing to do. Those listings are years out of date. There’s a very good chance someone else owns the repeater now. With the world at our fingertips with the internet, what could it take to find the current owner. Five minutes?
 

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Because it’s the courteous thing to do. Those listings are years out of date. There’s a very good chance someone else owns the repeater now. With the world at our fingertips with the internet, what could it take to find the current owner. Five minutes?
So is it common knowledge that the mygmrs database is full of errors. I have found Repeaters listed that have an expired license. There's are some listings that are paper repeaters (no real system).
 

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Then why would an owner list their system as, "Open" in the database if they require you to ask permission?
"Open" repeater does not mean a "public" repeater where one is free to pop on and squat. Someone has to fund it.

Common courtesy is to ASK for permission to use someone else' private property. GMRS, unlike ham, doesn't currently require coordination so one is free to put up there own repeater if they have a site, equipment, etc. and all must share the 8 available pairs by forcing "RX inhibit on busy" on their subscribers...yeah that works, doesn't it. :rolleyes:
 

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So is it common knowledge that the mygmrs database is full of errors. I have found Repeaters listed that have an expired license. There's are some listings that are paper repeaters (no real system).
That is the caveat to any crowd source database. Repeater listings, teleturd spam number databases like HiYA, flop houses on Floppads, etc- all are as good as those submitting the data.
 
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