Late Wednesday - ok actually very early on Thursday 10/31/2013 there was a repeater working on 725 in central NJ. I do not know what tone it was using - I monitor 462.7250 aka GMRS 22 with an open Rx.
At about 2:30 AM or 0230 hours, there was unusual activity - people were actually talking and I could hear the repeater hang - then an individual came on the air and "advised" who ever was using that "channel" that it was a private repeater and they were to clear the "channel" as it was private.
That announcement was made several times until someone who must be close to me because they came in very strong and advised the person making the announcements that while their repeater may be private - the frequency is public and any licensed individual could use the frequency. Then everyone went quiet.
Anyone aware of a new repeater in central NJ on 725 ?
I am 7 mile north west of center city Trenton NJ.