My "Ballyhac" GMRS repeater has been in operation now for about a month. There are no real regular users at this point but my neighbor is getting set up to use it to communicate with his daughter's family 2 towns over and my brother in law is getting a couple of GMRS radios for his family's use. Even when they get going, that won't amount to a whole lot of use.
I am wondering about how best to get some new users. Word of mouth will net a few more I'm sure but probably not a whole lot.
Since most people really don't know anything about GMRS and, if they do, they usually put it in the same category as FRS, education is essential. If they don't know what GMRS is, then it's doubtful that they'll self-discover mygmrs.com or similar sites.
I've given some thought to setting up a special email address with a prepared informational note and posting a little blurb with the email address at the local post office and a couple of nearby variety stores.
I'd like to hear any success or disaster stories about getting the public to use GMRS and GMRS repeaters.