Hey everyone. We have about 30 registered possible users on our repeater. There are between 22 and 25 licenses registered in the area and some have family members that use the radio service. We have had about 8 to 9 users on the system at once, with everyone taking their turn and using it correctly. The repeater is in use not much longer than 30 mins at a time before it goes silent for awhile. It is working well and we are teaching new people how to smooth up their operation all the time. We have created a monster here. We have everyone with a license checking into this website for information and reading the posts to learn more. I am co-founding member, and the second repeater could go back on line again and keep my call sign. Everything is going well here.
Thanks to Pastor Gary and all who have put information here, as well as any posts that keep this site going. I am having a great time in this radio service and hope to keep it going for a long time with positive results all the time. Pastor Gary, I give people this site, and your screen name, all the time so that they can learn more and stay interested in the radio service. I hope you are O.K. with this. All of your positive words keep many of us going in the right direction, if I may put words in some people's mouths. That's what I get from everyone's posts anyway. Thanks to everyone who keep this site interesting and the radio service growing.
On a side note, WQTT-240 has been doing a lot of research, and found out that around 850 radios have part 95A certification. He even told me that all Kenwood's have Part 95 certs. He might post the info here soon to let us all know that we can stay legal by getting the right radios. I know we all try hard to stay on the honest side. WQTT-240, Tim, also said he contacted the Detroit Office of the FCC and has the correct form to certify the Baofeng 888 radios so that they will be certified soon.
I have said before that I am an Extra class Ham that can do many things, but I have more fun starting something new, and found a new home in the GMRS radio service, and this website. I monitor our area repeater every minute of the day, and welcome everyone that keys up.
Just an update. I hope to have more updates soon. Someone post with ideas. I will help this grow in our area as much as I can. Our repeater is believed to be the first one in our area, and hope to add possibly four more, because we have the sites and equipment to do it.