Overall, from what I read on this subject, I think I'm the one at fault. It
would be very helpful and more considerate if those who argued the point across
to me, would instead explain why I shouldn't do that, why or what happens
when I do, and what I can do to accomplish the same task as I originally had
A fellow wanted some help on finding a repeater, so I tried to help him. Then
I get a whole army of radio ops trying to tell me this or that. I want to
apoligize for any confusion and arguments that I caused and would like to end
It's hard to find a repeater that my family and I can use when not around
home. I understand what "kerchunking" is, and was not doing it to a repeater that
I knew was there to test to see if it was on or not. When I, myself, first
started to do this, I was in a town of 200 people up north in CA. I did find a
repeater up there to use for the week, and tried to contact the owner. No
response, so I respected his property and never used it.
Yes, I might be "young" but am actually a bit older. Yes, I'm kinda new at
repeaters and how they work, but am old and have knowledge of using a radio for
dispatch and communications for many years. Yes, I know the FCC rules, but
most are not clear. So I gather info on what everyone thinks of that rule, and
sum it up to find a clear definition. If you feel that what I said was wrong,
kindly correct me, but don't flame my responses.
If you want to discuss this with me further, I am very willing to talk in a
private email. The more I learn, the more I can help, wether it be
professionally or as a volunteer on the side.
I am also sorry for replying to those last night with some anger and hope
that they will forgive me. I do still want to work as a team and as a group to
assist and discuss questions with others. I just want this thread to end. Kinda
tired of reading more comments about this, so I will delete any others, unless
they're privately addressed to me.
Until the next subject, 73's,
San Jose, CA
WestSide Radio Communications Association