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#21 NavyBOFH


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 08:33 PM

You have described why we are trying to get our GMRS repeaters onto some sort of access control system. We have 5-6 repeaters in Midlands SC area right now, and all of them end up being molested by unwanted people at some point or another. Almost everyone running on the repeaters has MDC1200 ability so we COULD set it up for a silenced MDC1200 Repeater Access Code but no way of making it happen. MSF5000s and Quantars had the ability through a VERY obscure module, but otherwise I am hoping that someone eventually will make a Raspberry Pi or Arduino based repeater controller with MDC1200 features.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 12:25 PM

The FCC will accept any submissions made, but will almost certainly simply file it away. They have no resources left with which to take any real action.
We have had some folks working for a well-known major corporation using 146.505 simplex for well over two years here in NW Indiana and the FCC's reply to a thoroughly documented and recorded report was just this (paraphrased):


This despite the fact that the illegal usage occurs every day of the week for hours on end...


...and we even know precisely who they are!


I know this is an older post but I was just looking at the rabbit trail again and marveling at the unresponsiveness of the FCC to clear violations, with documentation. If manpower and resources are the issues, I really wonder how they prioritize what they can respond to?    

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 07:13 PM


MSF5000s and Quantars had the ability through a VERY obscure module, but otherwise I am hoping that someone eventually will make a Raspberry Pi or Arduino based repeater controller with MDC1200 features.

LTR trunking controller. that will keep them busy for a while.

simple and cheap.


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

Well it won’t be to a service that can be overrun with all the toys on frs all the combo units that people never got licensed for.. ignore it and collect the bucks from those that do get licensed. And now with the for every regulation 2must disappear I don’t see much happening on this freq cb or ham. Heck look at the famous repeater in calif on 2 meter. That would be so easy to shut down one letter to the owner. And they avoid that. Well best to keep the trouble on one set of freq. hams have problems on 7.200 also 14.313 but that has calmed down though.. might be because of the bands have slowed down All just speculation on my thought process
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Posted 11 February 2018 - 05:38 PM

I know this is an older post, but as a former admin from the beginning (early 90's) of the repeater KAG0353 located at 30 Rock in NYC until I moved to PA 2002, There has always been a transmit tone of XXX.X and XXX.X with no RX tone and when we visited NJ last year we used our old radio to transmit on the repeater with a transmit tone. 


If anyone was in violation of the FCC rules it was the station WQWQ482  for transmitting such crap and interfering with other repeaters and those trying to operate on the NYC repeater.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 04:45 PM

This is an old post, but we solved our problem like this:

It took days using Kenwood TM-V71a radios on reverse but we finally caught our offender. Looking in his car he had an old Maxtrac. We obtained his name from a neighbor. After that, anytime the crap would start, we would reply something nice and thank John Doe at 123 Cedar Street and say nothing more. He was furious and went into cuss fits, but after only 2 days we never heard him again.

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