Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
The Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club, Inc. (W3TBG)
was organized and incorporated in June 1985. Robert (Bob) Tull, W3TBG, now a
Silent Key, was instrumental in starting the club. In his memory, the club has
obtained his call sign, W3TBG for use by the club repeater.
One of the most common forms of local communications is a
"repeater" in the 2-meter frequency band. A repeater simply
retransmits the signal it receives, thereby extending the area of coverage. The
W3TBG Repeater, often called the "Club Repeater" is owned and
operated by the Nanticoke Amateur Radio Club, Inc. It operates on 145.210 MHz
(offset -600). Rod, N3KNT has temporarily installed the club repeater at the
Bridgeville Fire Company. The Sussex
Amateur Radio Association (SARA) has allowed us to connect to their antenna at
that site. The club will meet on 145.210 (-) for the Monday night.
In return for the open access to the repeater, the Nanticoke Amateur
Radio Club, Inc. requires that courteous and proper operating practices be
followed at all times, including the following points.
REPEATER TRAFFIC PRIORITIES:
- Emergency Traffic
- Priority Traffic
- System Testing and
- Public Service and
- General Use
GENERAL RULES OF OPERATION
- 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
- 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, and signal strength. Assistance in locating or
identifying interfering stations is welcome.
a courteous operator and lead others by example.
- Use your call sign rather
than "break" to enter an ongoing QSO. "Break"
indicates Emergency or Priority Traffic. Immediately relinquish the
frequency when you hear "break".
- Always wait until you hear
the courtesy tone before transmitting. This will allow other stations to
break into the QSO and the repeater to reset
The Nanticoke ARC asks each of you to follow
these simple rules while operating the W3TBG repeater.
- Comply with FCC Part
97 Rules and Regulations.
- Emergency Traffic
always takes priority.
- Be friendly and
courteous to all users.
- Follow system
guidelines listed above.
- Enjoy the hobby and
the W3TBG repeater.
Eikenberry, N3KNT 302 875-1825
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