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Author Topic: Interval for repeater ID  (Read 4230 times)
N1FMV
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« on: March 19, 2017, 03:22:12 AM »

Hi all, I wasn't able to find this in part 97 but I know it is there. When a repeater is didle (not being used to transmit/ receiver) at what interval should it ID itself?
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W9IQ
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 03:31:26 AM »

If the amateur repeater is idle and it had IDed itself after the last transmission, there is no part 97 requirement that it further ID itself while idle. This does not preclude that the repeater owner can choose to ID the repeater during otherwise idle times.

- Glenn W9IQ
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- Glenn W9IQ

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NC5P
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 03:09:20 PM »

Some will ID just to claim the frequency every so often.  Usually though they will ID when somebody (or something) breaks squelch on input.  So you may hear ID's erratically due to someone just kerchunking it or intermod briefly tripping it. 
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K4JJL
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 07:47:49 AM »

I always programmed mine (SCOM 7330) to ID immediately after COS drops after being activated from a long idle duration.  After that, every 9 minutes.  I also set it to chime on the hour with a quick ID, but this gets disabled from 11PM until 6AM.

My program list was over 150 macros.  It had all sorts of other messages programmed, though (meeting reminders, net reminders, Merry Christmas, etc.)  The courtesy tone also changed depending on drive time timer (90 sec vs 3 min) and during nets (each net had a unique courtesy tone).
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NA4IT
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 05:37:52 AM »

Most repeaters will wind up IDing during the "quiet" time because someone will kerchunk the machine just to see if it still works... and they will NEVER ID.
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K4JJL
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 06:49:47 AM »

Most repeaters will wind up IDing during the "quiet" time because someone will kerchunk the machine just to see if it still works... and they will NEVER ID.

I set up a couple timers that make the repeater say "KERCHUNK!" if someone keys it up for under a second after it sits idle for >10 min.  It had the opposite effect, though.  It almost encouraged people to get it to say "KERCHUNK!"
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 08:55:30 AM »

Most repeaters will wind up IDing during the "quiet" time because someone will kerchunk the machine just to see if it still works... and they will NEVER ID.

I set up a couple timers that make the repeater say "KERCHUNK!" if someone keys it up for under a second after it sits idle for >10 min.  It had the opposite effect, though.  It almost encouraged people to get it to say "KERCHUNK!"

I believe it is called 'feeding the trolls'.  http://www.kg4rul.info/TrollAlert.jpg
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K4JJL
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 10:23:00 AM »

I believe it is called 'feeding the trolls'.  http://www.kg4rul.info/TrollAlert.jpg

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