The KCRA Repeater Operator’s Guidelines
As a user of the KCRA repeater I will operate:
• Leaving a brief pause before each transmission to allow others to participate or ask for a call.
• Abiding by Part 97 of the FCC rules and regulations.
• Giving my call sign at the end of a contact and at least every 10 minutes during the contact.
• Not transmitting without identifying.
• Not allowing anyone to use my call unless I am the control operator present at the control point; therefore I will identify on the air.
• Not transmitting music or prohibited material, including analog or digital recordings.
• Not “jamming” the repeater, “kerchunking”, or causing malicious interference to other repeater users.
• Not using obscene or indecent language or meaning.
• Transmitting my call and the word “listening” or “monitoring”.
• Joining a conversation by transmitting my call during a break between transmissions.
• Transmitting my call followed by “call, please” to make a quick call during an ongoing conversation.
• Acknowledging the station requesting a call or looking to join the conversation if I am the next station to transmit, and allowing them to proceed in a timely fashion.
• Not using the repeater to attack or belittle a fellow amateur or non-amateur.
• Being aware that the repeater is heard over a wide area by many people, and therefore avoiding conversations which are suggestive or filled with innuendo.