INDEPENDENT REPEATER - VE6RPT      By: Aarne VE6CKV
                                                                                                            Last Updated: Dec 20/2006

Update --> Note: PL tone now required, see below...

REPEATER CONDITIONS:

The VE6RPT repeater system is open to all licensed amatuer radio
operators. In return for the open access to the repeater, Aarne
Luoma, owner/control operator, requires that courteous and proper
operating practices be followed at all times, including the
following points.
REPEATER TRAFFIC PRIORITIES:
1. Emergency Traffic
2. Priority Traffic
3. System Testing and Maintenance
4. Public service and Scheduled Nets
5. General Use
GENERAL RULES OF OPERATION

CONTROL OPERATORS:

Let Control Operators Handle Interference Problems and Repeater Rule 
Enforcement. There may be actions taking place you are not aware of.
Control Operators have the Authority and Responsibility to alter the
Rules of Operation to Meet Temporary Requirements.
INTERFERENCE:
Do not acknowledge Transmissions from unlicensed stations or stations
causing interference. To the extent possible, continue your
conversation as if the interfering station is not there.
Do Not discuss interference on the Radio.
If you hear interference on the Repeater, contact a control operator
by Telephone. Be prepared to report the time, location, signal
strength, and type of antenna.
Assistance locating or identifying
interfering stations is welcome.
DAILY OPERATIONS:
Be a courteous operator and lead others by example.
Use your CALL SIGN rather than "break" to enter an on going QSO.  
"BREAK" indicates Emergency Traffic or Priority Traffic.  Immediately
relinquish the frequency when you hear "break."  Failure to relinguish
the frequency immediately may lead to loss of your repeater priviledges.
If someone uses "break" to enter a QSO, don't chastise them.  In some
areas it is acceptable to use "break" to enter a QSO, NOT in Canada,
OR NOT ON VE6RPT.
PAUSE OFTEN and/or always wait until you hear the courtesy tone before
transmitting. This will allow other stations to break in to the QSO,
the repeater to reset, and for the links to change directions.  If you
do not wait for the tone the other station(s) may not hear your
transmissions.  The only exception is during an autopatch call where the
courtesy tone is not active.
Keep QSO's short.  Generally QSO's should not last longer than 10 minutes,
particularly during commute hours.  Remember that some people are shy and
will not interrupt an ongoing QSO even if it is announced that they are
welcome to break in.
VE6CKV asks each of you to follow these simple rules while operating the
VE6RPT repeater.
1. Comply with IC (formerly DOC) Rules and Regulations.
2. Emergency Traffic always takes priority.
3. Be friendly and courteous to all users.
4. Follow system guidelines listed above.
5. Enjoy the hobby and the VE6RPT repeater system.
6. Keep QSO's short as possible...not aimlessly on going...
       - REPEATERS DO HEAT UP AND FAIL.


*  (Update Dec 20/2006)
   PL Tone now implemented, PL frequency of 131.8 hz. is now required to
access repeater. Also note that 2 second transmit may be required if
repeater has not been in use for 6 minutes or more.











The Wild Rose Network also adopts Aarne's comments as indicated above.