PopularWireless Magazine is sponsoring the Open-Repeater
Initiative. It is our belief that open GMRS repeaters will make a valuable
resource more available to all licensees wherever they travel.
(Grandfathered corporate or organizational licensees excluded of course.)
Licensees will learn to truly appreciate the real GMRS - GMRS using
repeaters. People who might now be inclined to buy bubble pack radios and not
obtain an FCC license might be more inclined to invest in repeater capable
radios and get that GMRS license. While the service might be more active than
it is now in some areas we here at the magazine believe that users may tend to
appreciate the service even more.
We mean open but at
the same we we keep in mind the GMRS rules that forbid automatic operation of
GMRS repeaters. By open we mean repeater owners allow residents and visitors
within their repeater's foot print to use the repeater for family communiation.
There are requirements to meet anytime we allow others to use our
The following are links to
open-repeater information pages at other sites as well as to pages hosted here
at the magazine. Repeater owners that do not have websites have given us
information about their repeater operations and coverage areas. Before you
travel look for open repeaters on your route.
Don't forget to post your repeater at
G-M-R-S.org as well. The Open GMRS Repeater Initiative pages are not intended
to be an all-inclusive database. G-M-R-S.org does a much better job at that and
the data is current as of February 2005! Our links are sorted by state and only
exist because the repeater owners want to be part of the Open-Repeater
Those of you who can afford to purchase
a repeater and keep it on the air, the magazine encourages you to put repeaters
in recreational areas. Repeaters available to GMRS licensees that are climbers,
hikers, backpackers or even tourists make GMRS an excellent family
communications tool. Take the initiative to put a repeater on the air in a
unique vacation spot!
Repeater owners! Don't forget whenever
you can to enable the Travel Tone 141.3 CTCSS! See the link below. Please note
that an open repeater CAN have a pre-notification requirement. That means you
have to plan ahead. You need to notify the repeater owner ahead of time. Open
repeaters with a pre-notification requirement have an asterisk by the listing.
Open GMRS Repeater
To use these GMRS repeaters you MUST
have a GMRS license. Repeater owners please link back to PopularWireless
Magazine with the image below and thank you!
Bern: KAE5442 462.700/467.700
Hosted Open-Repeater Pages at
Need repeater capable GMRS radios or a
Contact the advertisers at
PopularWireless Magazine! To obtain information on repeaters in other parts of
the USA use the myGMRS.com website!