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Guidlines - East Coast Reflector

Operation and use of the East Coast IRLP-Allstar Reflector and associated repeaters, simplex nodes, radio-less nodes, DMR, WIRES-X, D-STAR and any VoIP connection shall comply fully with the Amateur Radio Service (Part 97) regulations of the Federal Communications Private Radio Service.

The IRLP reflector and it’s three Allstar bridges are open to all amateurs worldwide, provided for the purposes of contacting and passing information between fellow amateur radio operators, and providing service to the public as a voluntary, noncommercial communication service, particularly with respect to providing emergency communications.

Operators are required to pause a minimum of three seconds between transmissions to allow other stations to break in or let users disconnect from the reflectors. The only time a simplex node can disconnect by radio is when the system is idle.

At the beginning of each transmission, key your microphone two seconds before talking to let the system start. On a normal day you are keying between 150 and 200 transmitters every time you push your microphone PTT button. Remember this is a large linked repeater system with many users, please keep your QSO’s to a reasonable amount of time.

There shall be absolutely no communications containing obscene, indecent, or profane words, language, or meaning. Discussion of political, religious or potentially sensitive social issues shall be avoided.

No one shall cause or condone the malicious or intentional interference of anyone’s communications on the system. In the spirit of Amateur Radio Service, users shall respect and support each other in a courteous and positive manner.

Operators shall not communicate with, or discuss the actions of, anyone who violates these rules. This is the responsibility of the reflector control stations and they are required to terminate improper operation.

The East Coast Reflector reserves the right to forbid the use of any repeaters, links, remote bases or voice over internet protocol by anyone who repeatedly violates these rules, or anyone who facilitates or encourages others to do so.