WB4GBI Repeaters Acceptable Use Policy
From Tim, WB4GBI :
As of May 18, 2016, I am publishing an "Acceptable
Use Policy" for all of my repeaters. I requested that the 145.47
repeater be shut down during the week of May 2nd, 2016, while I
was on vacation. Some incidents happened that were unacceptable.
However, this policy has actually been several weeks in the making.
Several dedicated Radio Amateur Operators have collaborated in its
origination, editing, and publication. While they wish to be anonymous
here, they were a huge help in making this document possible.
You might ask...
Why is this document necessary?
is necessary for me to make known what I consider acceptable behavior
and what is NOT acceptable. This problem is not specific to me or to
East Tennessee...there are other owners and trustees who have published
similar documents. In fact, one of them allowed me permission to use
their wording for a portion of this document.
You might say...
There are too many rules!
there are not...most of this document, frankly, is common sense.
However, now there are known and published expectations for users of my
repeaters. I want to remind everyone again that use of ANYONE’s
repeater is the equivalent of being invited into their home. In front
of their family (i.e., spouse and children). To use equipment that is
purchased, installed, and maintained by the owner/trustee himself. For
Free of charge. All that is asked by me (and the others who have put
repeater equipment on the air) is to show some respect- use and enjoy
the equipment in a family friendly and with “good amateur
practice.” I do not believe that is too much to ask.
You are already “picking on people!”
in fact as this document is published ALL USERS are getting a “clean
slate.” I would like nothing more to keep it that way for a long
You are denying my right to Freedom of Speech!
as it is not “free speech” to yell “fire” in a crowded theater, it is
not “Free Speech” when you do so thru a repeater that has SOMEONE
ELSE’s license as the repeater call sign. It is his (my) license that
you are endangering. I make my living in radio, and I have multiple FCC
licenses that I DO NOT want to be placed in jeopardy by someone else.
I invite your questions, concerns, or comments at the email link below.
IN LOVING MEMORY:
Shirley Mizell Berry
June 3, 1938-April 26, 2013
I love you, Mom!!!
Utilizing several locations throughout the area, covering several
different Amateur Radio bands, the WB4GBI
Repeater system provides East Tennessee with
ample repeater service, for both the casual user and the emergency
Please use the buttons on the left to navigate
through the repeater pages,
and discover what each
repeater site has to offer!
Here is the latest WB4GBI
of July 8, 2016, the Internet connectivity issue that has been plaguing
the DMR and D-STAR repeaters has been resolved. Check them out! As of May 18, 2016, the usage
of ALL of the WB4GBI repeaters is now subject to
the "Acceptable Use Policy." I regret having to take this action,
but recent events have made this necessary. Please see the "Acceptable
Use Policy" page on the website. A PDF document is also available for
download. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at the
link at the bottom of the page. Thank you! 73 de Tim WB4GBI
The 146.85 repeater is off the air. Please check the 146.85 page for more details.
As of 1/29/2016, the
WB4GBI 146.73 repeater has a brand-new antenna and feed line! It is back at full power and full coverage!
Check the 146.73 page for details.
The WB4GBI/R 145.43 Mhz repeater is on the air!
almost 30 years have passed, the 145.43 repeater will once again
operate under the call of WB4GBI! See the 145.430 repeater page for
Yaesu System Fusion mode is coming to the WB4GBI 145.430 repeater very soon!
As of 9/18/2015, The 927.0625 repeater is BACK ON THE AIR!!!
Check the 927.0625 page for details.
As of 9/3/2015, The WB4GBI 440.575 DMR repeater is ON THE AIR!!!
445.575 input (mobile transmit)
440.575 output (mobile receive)
Check it out here:
More information about repeaters throughout
the southeast can be obtained by a subscription to the Southeastern
Journal is a publication of SERA -
or better known as the South Eastern Repeater Association,
of which WB4GBI is a proud FULL member!
All of the WB4GBI repeaters
are completely open & available to serve
Amateur Radio Community!
(Occasionally, there may be
a need to place a 118.8 tone on a repeater,
due to reception
problems or other outside interference,
is only to eliminate reception problems - not to close a repeater!)
you for stopping by this web site.
enjoy these pages... and the repeaters...
have been built, tuned, installed and maintained to serve everyone.
early 1995 Tim had an opportunity to honor one of his mentors, George
Shaver, K4HXD in a local Ham Club Newsletter. George was the
one person most responsible for taking Tim "under his wing" and showing
him how much fun this hobby can be. Tim's article was in response
to George's passing, and he would like to share it with you here.
Ever Wonder why some repeaters
just tend to "Act Up" in the dead of winter?!
wonder why that is...