Monitor the repeater to become familiar with any peculiarities in
its operation and to make sure no one is using it.
To initiate contact simply indicate that you are on frequency.
"This is VE7(???) monitoring" will suffice.
Legal identification requires an operator to identify at the
beginning and end of a contact and at least once every 30 minutes of
operation. However, it is recommended that identification occur more
frequently, at least every 10 minutes or less.
Pause between transmissions.
Keep transmissions short.
Don't break into an ongoing QSO unless you have something to add.
If one must break, that operator must identify first and then wait
to be acknowledged. It is considered impolite and malicious
interference to break in without identifying first.
Remember to use the minimum of power necessary to key up the
repeater and not to kerchunk.
During high traffic rush hours, base stations should relinquish
the repeaters to facilitate mobile and portable operation.
All repeaters are assembled and maintained at considerable
expense. Therefore, all regular users should financially support the
person or club responsible for keeping the repeater on the air.