Following are the "Rules
of the Road" for use of the Notorious KG6DVO 147.435 Mhz amateur radio
Failure to follow these simple rules will result in the loss of your privilege to operate on this repeater.
2. Remotes used on the repeater must have an automatic IDer running in the background such as the Comspec ID8 or piccon which IDs only when someone is transmitting through the remote. The IDer must not automatically key the transmitter to ID to eliminate possible jamming IDers. The IDer should ID every 20 seconds or less when the remote is transmitting so as to help ID jamming through the remote and lockdowns. Remote owners have 30 days to have the IDers in place or the remote must be removed from the repeater.
3. The new "Cornfield Rules" are as follows:
Non compliant operators will be warned verbally of their violations first. If the violations continue, they will be asked to leave the repeater for 30 days without possibility of early return to the repeater. If the operator transmits on the repeater during their 30 day off period, they will be permanently removed from the repeater via e-mail or letter and a copy of the letter or e-mail will be forwarded to the FCC for action. After a compliant 30 day off period, the user will be expected to be compliant with all rules of the road upon return to the repeater. If the user continues to be non-compliant, they will be permanently removed from the repeater via letter or e-mail and copies of both their 30 day off letter and their removal letter will be sent to the FCC for action.
4. KG6DVO is the owner and final decision maker on the rules of the repeater. Any complaints from operators shall be passed through him via control operators or through direct contact with him by the complaining operator via e-mail or phone. Operators sending complaints to the straight to the FCC without passing their complaint to Gary will be permanently banned from using the repeater with a letter to them and the FCC.
5. Arguments with control operators regarding repeater operations will not be tolerated and the "Cornfield Rules will apply. Control operators will take appropriate actions in the event of abuse by a user, including shutting down the repeater or asking a user to leave the frequency.
6. No talking on the output while the repeater is in use. Short necessary low power ht to ht communications may be tolerated IF they do not interfere with any users use of the repeater. (Remember that there are users in distant locations that barley hear the repeater as it is, so even low power transmissions may cause them interference. ) Use this with discretion or the "Cornfield Rules" will apply. If you are not sure- DON'T DO IT!
7. Jamming and interjecting will not be tolerated.
8. Minor Two way personal attacks may be tolerated, but if the attacks get too bad (at the discretion of the control operators) or non repeater users such as wives, mothers, fathers, girlfriends or the like are brought in, or jamming starts, you will be warned and if the attacks continue, the "Cornfield Rules " will apply.
9. No communications with unlicensed operators (bootleggers or former hams) will be tolerated. Ex IRO must not be responded to or talked about. He must be totally ignored.
10. NO MUSIC or unidentified communications.
11. All parties should be treated with courtesy and respect.
12. Language and subject matter should be suitable for family members.
13. Visitors or non-regular users are welcome to use the repeater.
14. In accordance with FCC requirements, the repeater has a TIMER set for slightly less than three minutes. Resetting of the timer is indicated by a COURTESY-TONE. WAIT for the tone before transmitting. Be gracious about sharing the repeater, especially during heavy usage times such as commuting hours. To join a QSO, give your call during a break. If you need to use the repeater during a QSO in progress, say "Break Please" or "Comment" during a break. Make your call brief then return the repeater to the QSO in progress. "BREAK BREAK" is reserved for emergency traffic only.
15. YOU MUST IDENTIFY your station by giving your call sign every 10 minutes during a conversation and at the end of your participation. You do not have to identify the other stations nor do you have to identify yourself with every transmission.
Remember that Amateur frequencies are NOT PRIVATE LINES. What you say on the repeater can and will be heard by many people (including the FCC) - YOU HAVE AN AUDIENCE. AVOID BUSINESS TALK. When in doubt, DON'T.
Interference: Do NOT acknowledge the offending signal. Listen on the input,
log the event and report the incident to a control operator off the air.
If necessary, QSY to another frequency without acknowledgment of the interference.
Control operators will take appropriate actions in the event of abuse by
a user, including shutting down the repeater and recommending revocation
of repeater privileges.
If you have QUESTIONS about use of the KG6DVO repeater, please ask. FCC Part 97 rules apply AT ALL TIMES.