Re: [scoutradio] Digest Number 59
- Bob from other discussions on the subject of FRS repeaters on this list I
thought it was agreed that it was against the rules to add a simplex
Alan Stumpf, KB3DHC
Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 377
Greater Pittsburgh Council
Enda Lechauhanne 57 | >>======> |
3rd Assistant Scoutmaster 2001 Jamboree Troop RED (No number yet)
North Hills Amateur Radio Club
JOTA Committee Chair
> Message: 7
> Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2000 23:33:20 -0500 (EST)
> From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@...>
> Subject: Re: Scout Net FRS & GMRS
> Instead, buy teh Radio Shack simplex repeater ($99) and install it an your
> FRS radio as high as you can get it. Use a radio with PL so that it only
> echos what you want it too..
> On Sat, 11 Mar 2000 jeffhburns@...
- On Sun, 12 Mar 2000, Alan Stumpf wrote:
> Bob from other discussions on the subject of FRS repeaters on this list ICould be.
> thought it was agreed that it was against the rules to add a simplex
I personally have no problems with a simplex repeater using one of
the 38 CTCSS tones under conscientious control of someone in the middle of
an event monitoring its use to assure that it is fullfilling a need to the
users and not interfering with others on the channel. Its no different
than asking the person in the middle to repeat everything between the end
points. I think the automatic gizmo will do a better job than the human.
Conversly the thought of someone just putting up a simplex repeater with
no PL and withnout 100% active monitoring and control SCARES me... It
should not be done.... in my opinion.
Good common sense I think is more valuable than someone running to the FCC
and forcing a ruling....