W2LI Repeater Information

2 Meters                                                                      70 Centimeters

147.255 Output, 147.855 Input                                            449.975 Output 444.975 Input

PL: 141.3 Hz

Packet Bulletin Board & FlexNet-Digi Node

Connect to W2LI-4 on 145.050 simplex - 1200 baud

 

W2LI REPEATER OPERATING PRACTICES

Special Notes Regarding the 2-Meter Repeater:

The 2-meter repeater is the official repeater for the Union County Office of Emergency Management. In the event of an emergency, the repeater is to be cleared for the exclusive use of the Office of Emergency Management.

This repeater is also used preferentially by the "Skywarn" net in the event of severe weather.

1. To initiate a contact, simply indicate that you are on frequency. “KC2ZZZ Listening” is the usual sort of message if you aren't calling a specifi c station. If no one comes back to you, no further transmission on your part is necessary. Phrases like “negative contact” or “nothing heard” serve no purpose and should be avoided. When you're done with your QSO, sign off with “KC2ZZZ clear and listening” or just “KC2ZZZ out.”

2. Identify legally. The FCC requires that you identify your station at the beginning of each contact, at least once each 10 minutes during the contact, and at the end of the contact.

3. Pause between transmissions. Listen for others who may need to use the repeater.

4. Keep your transmissions short and thoughtful. A long monologue may prevent someone with emergency traffi c from using the repeater. Remember that repeaters have timers that will cut your transmission short if you talk too long.

5. Don't use a repeater for LOCAL contacts. If you can carry on a conversation on simplex, do so, and leave the repeater open for weak stations and mobiles that NEED it.

6. Don't break into a QSO unless you have something to add. Interrupting is just as impolite on the air as it is in person.

7. Repeaters are primarily intended to facilitate mobile communications. ESPECIALLY DURING RUSH HOURS, base stations should relinquish repeater use to mobile stations.

8. Leave your CB lingo next to your old 11 Meter rig. You worked hard for your amateur license. Listen a lot and learn how to sound like the licensed amateur that you now are. 

9. Don't be a repeater hog. The dues of all TCRA members support the repeaters, and everyone should have equal access to them. If you have that much to say, you should use some other frequencies, too. Remember that even your mother wouldn't want to hear your voice all day long.

10. Support your repeaters. We try to keep the 2-meter repeater “open”. If a non-member is a regular user, he or she should be encouraged to help support the repeater, too. Invite your friends who use the repeaters regularly to send in a check and help support our excellent repeaters.

11. Don't acknowledge or encourage any station causing malicious interference. If necessary, telephone a Control Operator.

12. Don't bring up more than one repeater. We share our frequencies with other repeaters. If your transmissions key up more than one repeater, lower your power. It's inconsiderate to tie up multiple repeaters at the same time. Nearby repeaters on 2 meters are in Long Island and Pennsylvania.

13. NEVER ARGUE WITH A CONTROL OPERATOR OVER THE AIR. Control Operators have a thankless job. They must police the club's repeaters as they deem necessary in order to protect the club's callsign. If you disagree with the actions of a Control Operator, you should write down your grievance and contact the Offi cers and/or Trustees.