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Hi group,

 

I want to connect a local owner of a GMRS repeater but I don't have a call sign to reguster with.

 

Is there an alternate method to use.

 

 

 

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Like he said, you have to get a call sign from the FCC in order to use any of the GMRS channels and that includes using the repeaters.

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I'm not implying anything, and, perhaps I'm incorrect as I don't know the intentions. But, they simply stated that they want to contact the owner of the repeater. They didn't state they were trying to use GMRS frequencies (repeater or otherwise) unlicensed.

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You do not have to take a test to get a GMRS license. MyGMRS takes precautions to protect users and repeater owners.

 

I understand that. But, keep in mind this thread isn't only used for those having trouble registering, It can also be used for the unlicensed. (Unless an admin wants to change that) Many unlicensed have specific questions that cannot be answered via self research. Here's an example. What if someone were to dish out the money for a GMRS license, GMRS equipment, and, plan to use it with a local repeater. Then to find, that repeater is down and the owner has no interest in getting it back up, has relocated, or, changed access specifications such as frequency or PL. Not all users keep the logs up to date with this information. And, some people may only intend to use GMRS with a repeater if simplex is out of range. That would've been a waste. Again, though. I don't know the intentions of the post creator, but, I believe in understanding what is being asked than to assume. The question is not confidential until It's confidential. So, the answers don't have to confidential, either.

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I would not pass any tone or e-mail address information to the inquiring party. If at their own discretion, one choses to e-mail the sysop of the repeater, the e-mail address of the inquiring party, that should be ok.

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Yeah, that's it. And I apologize if my last response was blunt. I was just trying to say that just because we all have "boundaries" of what we should do, that doesn't mean we have to exceed those boundaries. If the post creator has questions for the repeater owner, I'd advise to either make sure they check if the owner has any contact information provided, perhaps try to post the repeater (as I have seen a couple posts here, actually) and someone may reach out to them, or, if someone licensed is in the area of that repeater, perhaps they can try to reach the owner on the post creators' behalf. Those are a few ideas to help without exceeding our privacy boundaries.

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The forum registration is tied to your myGMRS account. So in order to create a forum account, you would have a full myGMRS account as well with access to the repeater listing information.

 

We opened up guest access to allow new and prospective members to be able to ask questions and decide whether they wanted to participate in the community. Once they have a valid GMRS license they are free to sign up and have full forum access.

 

To answer the poster's question about contacting a repeater owner, you may look up the repeater listing and click on the owner's username. That will bring up their profile with the mailing address attached to their GMRS license with the FCC. We don't expose their email address to non-members for obvious security reasons. In fact, the only reason we show the address is because it's public record with the FCC, so it's already available to the public.

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The forum registration is tied to your myGMRS account. So in order to create a forum account, you would have a full myGMRS account as well with access to the repeater listing information.

 

I'm not assuming anything here, but, in case this is the reason for the "few" people having trouble registering in the forum, is it possible that could be pinned somewhere? Of course, I would think those users would have created a myGMRS account before trying the forum, but, I never know. I know the New Guest Forum topic that is pinned mentions it, but, maybe if It's not too much to ask, highlight the requirements of creating the forum account, or, rewording? Apologies, just trying to help. I try to take in consideration that some may not understand things clearly or have trouble finding it.

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I know the New Guest Forum topic that is pinned mentions it, but, maybe if It's not too much to ask, highlight the requirements of creating the forum account, or, rewording? Apologies, just trying to help. I try to take in consideration that some may not understand things clearly or have trouble finding it.

 

 Thank you, PastorGary. Sorry again, but, maybe it will help some of the guests trying to register. And, hopefully they will see it.

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Rich and the Moderators were happy to assist in clarifying the policy and procedure. 

 

The MyGMRS database updates automatically and IF the FCC data is there, we get it. However, we have no control over the speed at which they update their license database.

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