N.E.W.Comm Net Operations
ALL N.E.W.COMM NET 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 N.E.W.Comm Net Affiliates.
N.E.W.Comm Net Repeater System Rules and Regulations
- FCC Licensed GMRS users only.
- No foul language, dead keying or illegal use of any GMRS or GMRS repeater systems.
- Emergency traffic takes 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 transmitting.
- 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 receive 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 permission of a N.E.W.Comm Net repeater control operator. (unless in the case of emergency, using LiTZ)
- Telephone calls using the public switched network may not be made or rebroadcast on any GMRS, MURS, or FRS frequency but with certain FCC limitation on CBRS.
- Emergencies take precedence over all other communications.
- You may conduct your families personal business on N.E.W.Comm Net repeaters, as that is what the GMRS was intended for. You may also communicate with other members of the network using GMRS, FRS, MURS, CBRS, iDEN, and ISM bands.
Every repeater in the N.E.W.Comm Network has a name. No two repeater systems should have the same name unless it has a designator with it. an example of this would be [ N.E.W.Comm Net 575 / N.E.W.Comm Net 700]. 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 emergency or other important traffic.
Check the repeater page for system names.
All users are required to identify with their call signs. This should be done at the end of transmission and every 15 minutes during a conversation in accordance with FCC Rules and regulations on the GMRS band.
Each N.E.W.Comm Net member is assigned a unit number or ID that you may be required 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 and call sign are your key to access and information. 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 N.E.W.Comm Net practice that once a number is entered into the database, it will not be duplicated, and seniority rules. If a repeater group or user base decides to align with us and there are conflicting ID numbers, it is requested the new alignée 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.