Using the VE3KFR Repeater 145.330 - PL 162.2 tone
Talking on the Repeater
Use plain English when on the repeater. The amateur phone bands are not the frequencies for using 10-4 codes. Stay familiar with the International Telecommunication Union Phonetics especially when checking into nets or during emergency traffic situations. In all situations, give your call slowly and clearly for easy identification.
Inappropriate language is not permitted!
If you hear someone not following these guidelines or violating the regulations, donít assume they are intentionally doing so. Everyone can make mistakes. You may offer them the benefit of your knowledge at that time in a helpful, friendly manner. It is neither helpful nor courteous to berate anyone over the air. If there is further concern, advise a TCARC club member.
Repeater VE3KFR is set with a timeout function at approximately three minutes. If you make a transmission beyond this time limit, the repeater will timeout and temporarily shut down. Keep each transmission as short as possible to avoid timing out the repeater.
When two operators are trying to talk at once on the repeater, the resulting noise is known as a double. If youíre in a conversation including several people, you can avoid this by passing to another ham by giving their name or call at the end of your transmission. This type of group conversation is called a round table..
Demonstrating the Repeater
If you would like to demonstrate amateur radio to a non-ham or just show off some of the repeater capabilities, preface your transmission with demonstration. This will let others know what you are doing and may even generate a contact or two to assist in your demonstration
When the Repeater is Down
Should the repeater ever go down, do not use the input frequency. Use the output frequency simplex of 145.330 mHz for operation at those times.