Frequency Coordination in amateur radio is rapidly becoming a political football. As the welfare-state mentality of the general US populace begins to permeate throughout amateur radio, more and more "hams" are demanding that frequency coordinators no longer issue (and sometimes even revoke) coordination for repeaters whose trustees exercise their privileges to restrict user access. The standard battle-cry is that amateur frequencies are "public airwaves" and it is their "right" to operate your privately-owned and maintained equipment.
To address the needs of any closed repeater trustee facing the possibility of not receiving coordination due to his/her "gall" to make his/her repeater 'closed', or to aid long-standing closed repeater trustees who may be facing/have faced frequency decoordination due to the efforts of these freeloaders, the Closed Repeater Coordination Society offers no-cost frequency coordination.
You should note, however, that frequency coordination does not absolve you of responsibility in shared-channel interference problems. Both repeater trustees, whether uncoordinated or coordinated by CRCS or another spectrum management agency, must work together to resolve interference problems. Coordination by the Closed Repeater Coordination Society should not be seen as a blanket means by which you can disregard your responsibilities as a repeater trustee under Part 97.
Any repeater trustee that wishes to have his/her repeater system coordinated under the auspices of the Closed Repeater Coordination Society may apply for and receive frequency coordination in accordance with the Society's bylaws. The only requirement is that you be a member of the Society. To receive coordination, please fill out the application below.
Once your repeater coordination is issued, you will receive a coordination certificate via e-mail that you can print out for your records. If you would like a full-color Certificate Of Frequency Coordination, suitable for framing, such certificates are available for a nominal fee of $1.00 to cover printing, postage, and handling.