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GMRS Repeaters Frequency offset Tone

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#1 WayneMiddleton

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 04:24 PM

Needing a little help with a new GMRS radio and use of a local repeater.

I am in Greenville, SC. Licensed GMRS "WQNF353" for several years, but really never used GMRS frequencies.
Interested in setting up so I can speak and work with several friends using a network around Greenville.
AM aware of a local repeater which is set to transmit on 462.725 and the repeater recieves on an offset of 5 megahz .
I don't know if a tone is required and need help figuring out if and how to use.
Using a Baofeng UV-5x3 and have the radio set to send and recieve using the offset.
The local repeater is owner is ZULU725 and I need to know how to get in touch with owner off frequency.
Have attempted a call to his sign but thinking I might be needign a "tone" to set his repeater to "ON"
Any helpful ideas are appreciated.



#2 Logan5

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:55 PM

Have you tried e-mailing the owner through MyGMRS? On the main site you will find a national list of repeaters and each has an e-mail so you can contact the owner. Make sure your logged into MyGMRS and you may see the tone is listed. If anything I would try the travel tone.



#3 PastorGary

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:56 PM

Access data is on file at our main repeater site.  Log in to view data and owner contact info. It is listed as an open system, but as a courtesy, contact the owner first.  Data in the main repeater website may or may not be current.

 

https://www.mygmrs.com/view?id=1202



#4 Durake

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 01:10 AM

Last updated March 19, 2013 and last logged on January 16, 2015 4:24am maybe down, something to consider. 


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#5 jwilkers

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 10:21 AM

Have you tried e-mailing the owner through MyGMRS? On the main site you will find a national list of repeaters and each has an e-mail so you can contact the owner. Make sure your logged into MyGMRS and you may see the tone is listed. If anything I would try the travel tone.

The mygmrs database is woefully inaccurate at times, since there is no way to correct or remove invalid data. Maybe the OP could postal mail the owner, providing contact info.

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#6 PastorGary

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 09:16 AM

Accuracy of the data in the main repeater website is the responsibility of each system owner to maintain.  If anyone sees a listing that is out of date or otherwise inaccurate, please use the REPORT feature for that listing to mention your observations to Rich D.  Only Rich can deal with those listings.

 

Thank you.


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#7 WayneMiddleton

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 07:22 AM

Replying to all above who have commented.

I've still had no luck here.
Understand the "woefully inaccurate" data cause and that repeater might be down.
Have attempted to contact "Stoney" via radio
Have not tried the "travel tone" suggestion. Not understanding what that might be. Help please. 

I do note on the MyGMRS.com page of repeater listing that there is NO travel tone used.
I have attempted e:mailing "Stoney" several days back - no response to couple of attempts
LIve only a a couple miles away so I'm gonna drive by and knock.

I sincerely appreciate all of your responses!


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#8 n4gix

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Posted 29 November 2016 - 11:27 AM

"Travel Tone" is 141.3 and when used is done so as a courtesy to travelers through the area.







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