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how up to date is this site on GMRS repeaters?

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I would never consider any 'national' database to be worth reading, for GMRS repeaters in an area.

Probably almost all such repeaters are private, and not listed anywhere but on the sites of the organizations owning and using them.

Since the repeater owner must keep a written record of all licensees authorized to use their repeater, they tend to be used by known people, not random drive-throughs.

Of course, not all stations bother to follow this, so there are 'open' repeaters...

§ 95.33 Cooperative use of radio stations in the GMRS.
(a) Licensees (a licensee is the entity to which the license is issued) of radio stations in the GMRS may share the use of their stations with other entities eligible in the GMRS, subject to the following conditions and limitations.
(1) The station to be shared must be ndividually owned by the licensee, jointly owned by the participants and the licensee, leased individually by the licensee, or leased jointly by the participants and the licensee.
(2) The licensee must maintain access to and control over all stations authorized under its license.
(3) A station may be shared only:
(i) Without charge;
(ii) On a non-profit basis, with contributions to capital and operating expenses including the cost of mobile stations and paging receivers prorated equitably among all participants; or
(iii) On a reciprocal basis, i.e., use of one licensee’s stations for the use of another licensee’s stations without charge for either capital or operating expenses.
(4) All sharing arrangements must be conducted in accordance with a written agreement to be kept as part of the station records.
(b) [Reserved]
[48 FR 35237, Aug. 3, 1983, as amended at 63
FR 68975, Dec. 14, 1998]
 

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All sharing arrangements must be conducted in accordance with a written agreement to be kept as part of the station records.
Simple, I ask for permission first via email and request that others do the same for my repeaters. An email is written proof.
 
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