LAG Operations

All LAG Repeater Systems are open to all GMRS licensees and their families who secure prior permission or invite with us and become a member. Such permission allows us to verify licensure, assign Identification, and make sure users are familiar with our operations. Priority and encouragement is given to public safety and communications personnel! Please follow our simple repeater use regulations and have a good time!

ALL LAG AFFILIATED REPEATER SYSTEMS HAVE THE RIGHT TO ESTABLISH THEIR OWN RULES AND REGULATIONS IN ADDITION TO THESE COLLECTIVE RULES. The following are general practices agreed upon by all LAG Affiliates.

LAG Repeater System Rules and Regulations

  • Licensed GMRS users only.
  • No swearing, clicking or horseplay.
  • Emergencies take priority over all other communications.
  • Identify with your license (call sign) after each use and every 15 minutes during use. You may call other parties using ID numbers at any time during this period.
  • Please read and understand all FCC rules and regulations and follow them.
  • Please be courteous to other users and monitor before transmit.
  • The control operators and/or owner will screen all licenses for users on the repeater. Temporary access may be granted by a control operator. Regular users must recieve our information via email and have permission granted from our Advisory Board.
  • Radio users may operate radios activated with proprietary Push to Talk (PTT) protocols. We prefer this which allows us to track users.
  • DTMF (Telephone Touch Tones) are not to be used without permisison of a LAG repeater control operator.
  • Telephone calls may not be made or rebroadcast with our radio equipment.
  • Emergencies take precedence over all other communications.
  • You may conduct your families personal business on LAG repeaters, as that is what the GMRS was intended for. You may also communicate with other members of the group.

System Naming

Every repeater in the LAG Group has a name. In the case of multiple repeaters on the same frequency, it is good practice when calling someone to say which repeater you are on, in the case the other party has their radio set into scan mode, and heard the call on a different repeater with same output tones. It is also good practice to wait until either the courtesy tone (on repeaters equipped with this feature) sounds or the repeater stops transmitting before you transmit, as not to interrupt an ongoing conversation while allowing space for someone with an emergency or other important traffic.

Check the repeater page for system names.

Identification

All users are required to identify with their call signs; a. At the end of their transmission b. Every 15 minutes during a conversation

Each LAG member is assigned a user number or ID that you may be required you to use on any specific system. The regular practice and use of these Identifications are at the leisure of the repeater owner, however it is good practice to use them on all systems. Your ID number is your key to access and information, as well as your call sign. We have a system wide ID scheme, and if there are any questions of identification, please send us an email or ask on air.

What about my ID number, I already have one!

It has become standard LAG practice that once a number is entered into the database, it will not be duplicated, and senority rules. If a repeater group or user base decides to align with us and there are conflicting ID numbers, it is requested the new alignee either change ID numbers, or let us assign a new bank of ID's specific to your area. The process is simple and alleviates confusion due to duplication.

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