This is a general question about Ham radio repeaters. I received my ham licence a few months ago. My second week of having my license.
I has on the Skywarn repeater that the group I have been meeting with operates. I guess I failed to ID to the repeater owner's satisfaction.
He proceeded to get on the repeater and chew me a new ass. I tried to explain that I was new to the craft he didn't seem to give a ShXt.
This has left a sour taste in my mouth in regards to HAM in general. My wife heard the conversation and was just dumbfounded that some
would say that stuff. I have not talked on that repeater since. Plan to remove it from my radios.
Well hear is my question. Can HAM radio repeater be "Closed" or do they have to be "Open"?
IE Can a group require member ship or a fee to use there HAM repeater?
One of the new Hams I have met received a letter advising him that he would need to pay
membership after talking on the repeater that the person he was talking to owns.
I don't know anything about HAM radio.