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GMRS Repeater Networks/Linking Legal?

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Because it's shared spectrum, my repeater (which I paid for) has just as much authority to use these 8 pairs as they do. It's located on a high site. Again, the rules say share and all I am asking (despite all the non sequiturs) is how can a large linked system such as this be compliant with 95.359 if users cannot practically monitor ALL frequencies to ensure their operation isn't causing interference to others. Answer: they can't.
 

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While I sorta agree with "monitoring" 99.9% of the GMRS/FRS users never monitor before they talk. As soon as they add PL/CTCSS/DPL they will never hit the monitor button again. I'd just find the least used pair and use your repeater.
 

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I could NEVER use someone else's system. Just the thought of hearing all those CCR's or modified hammy rigs with no STE squelch clashing the repeater every time they un-key would drive me banana's! Or those STUPID roger beepes!!! AHHHH!!!

Happy thanksgiving to all my peeps on RR
 

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I could NEVER use someone else's system. Just the thought of hearing all those CCR's or modified hammy rigs with no STE squelch clashing the repeater every time they un-key would drive me banana's! Or those STUPID roger beepes!!! AHHHH!!!
Yeah, nothing causes a misophonic rage like a Boaturd roger beep coupled with typical low muddy audio from those road apple radios.
 

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When I ran several GMRS repeaters in So Cal we had the most power, biggest antenna, tallest hills, ran DPL and never used the monitor button.

While I sorta agree with "monitoring" 99.9% of the GMRS/FRS users never monitor before they talk. As soon as they add PL/CTCSS/DPL they will never hit the monitor button again. I'd just find the least used pair and use your repeater.
 

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Also GMRS is specifically for individuals and their families. If you want wide area family communications, linking GMRS can provide that. Great for folks with lengthy daily commutes.
Yes but..... are there actually going to be family communications taking place, or are these linked repeaters going to be taken over by the "hobby users"
 

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...are these linked repeaters going to be taken over by the "hobby users".
Based on what I hear on Midwest GMRS, it's hobby users. There's a non-linked GMRS repeater in my area and I've heard family communications there. But, who knows what goes on when I'm not listening.
 

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Most of what takes place on the network occupying the repeater pairs here is indeed part 97 like communications including nets with checks-ins, ham radio style. Nothing "family" about that unless one is calling everyone with the last name SMITH...
 

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Most of what takes place on the network occupying the repeater pairs here is indeed part 97 like communications including nets with checks-ins, ham radio style. Nothing "family" about that unless one is calling everyone with the last name SMITH...
Thats because there is this unknown desire to get GMS instead of ham as of late. Not sure why but that seems to be the way. People think it should work like ham and repeaters should be all over for them to use. Frustrates the heck out of me on the other forums. I use it for family and myself and thats it. Thats why most of mine are uinlisted.
 

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Thats because there is this unknown desire to get GMS instead of ham as of late. Not sure why but that seems to be the way. People think it should work like ham and repeaters should be all over for them to use. Frustrates the heck out of me on the other forums. I use it for family and myself and thats it. Thats why most of mine are uinlisted.
In my neck of the woods, the preeminent GMRS system has better coverage and reliability compared to any ham system. It's simply better on a technical level.
 

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That's because there is this unknown desire to get GMRS instead of ham as of late. Not sure why but that seems to be the way. People think it should work like ham and repeaters should be all over for them to use. Frustrates the heck out of me on the other forums. I use it for family and myself and that's it. That's why most of mine are unlisted.
That's easy. Hams who want to communicate with family members must have everyone who will ever use a radio take and pass a Technician exam. Then everyone has to contact each other using Ham call signs and, in most cases, the approved Ham etiquette on that repeater. GMRS allows the same wide area communication with one family license and much simpler on-air ("Unit 4 to Unit 1", or "Dad, this is Sara") operating procedure. Amateur Radio has always been a technogeek service. GMRS is a push-to-talk personal communications utility.
 
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