Linking Requirements

We are happy to add other repeaters around the area to the SHOUT SOUTH Network, and we welcome new repeaters. We would like to keep the network reliable and sounding good with clean signals from all repeaters. For this reason, we have created a list of requirements for any repeaters wishing to join the network.

 

Linking requirements

If you wish to add your repeater to the network, you must link into one of the HUB repeaters. Step 1 is to fill out the form located at the “Join the Link” page, this will automatically send out your request to our control operators. Once our control operators receive your information they will reply to you with information required for linking in.  Our control operators will try to respond as quickly as possible however it may take a few days for their response so please be patient.  After the link is established, your frequency will appear on this website.

Our linking requirements consist of the following:

  • All repeaters must be linked 24/7 unless there is a system malfunction or a local emergency.
  • You may “cut your repeater loose” from the network for local emergencies or ARES activity and return it when your event is over.
  • DO NOT tie up the network with local events. (ie… 5k runs, local hamfest talk-in)
  • You are required to “cut your repeater loose” from the network in the event of equipment malfunction that causes interference to the network.
  • You must have a way to remotely disconnect, or turn your repeater off, if a problem was to arise.
  • We encourage linking to repeaters in areas that are not covered by repeaters already in the network.
  • We do not use IRLP or echo link for linking.
  • You may send your courtesy beep downstream to use as an Identifier for your repeater
  • You may not send your repeater’s ID downstream (do not transmit ID with CTCSS)
  • You may add your own HUB repeater. (We will give you information on how to create a HUB)
  • You may not cut a HUB repeater loose, IF it is being used by others to link into the network.
  • Crossbanding using a mobile, or from a base station (not a true repeater) is strongly discouraged.
  • Local ARES nets, may be called over the network provided it is open to anyone on the network to check in.