Green Mountain Repeater Association Procedures
The Green Mountain Repeater Association
Serving Amateur Radio Since 1971
K3GMR 146.610 (-): Bladensburg
W3GMR 146.880 (-): Greenbelt
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2) Use the same operating procedures normally used on the repeater
and as described below.
(3) 5,000 hams use Echo Link: (a) hams at their computers, (b) repeaters
(c) links to repeaters or simplex frequencies and (d) conference rooms
where multiple hams congregate using the above.
(4) Provides an additional capability to Prince George's County ARES
first responders as required.
ECHO LINK -
Connect to the world!
ECHO LINK PROCEDURES FOR THE 146.610 REPEATER
(1) Members can use the 61 repeater/Echo Link to receive and make
contacts world-wide through their base/mobile/ht equipment.
Referred to as Voice Over Internet Protocol, (VOIP) and available 24/7.
II. INCOMING CALLS:
(1) Hams calling into the 61 repeater via Echo Link, will be computer
announced followed by their callsign. The ham may then give a general
call or just monitor the repeater. All speak English but try to be patient
with those hams having foreign accents.
(2) Before returning a call always wait for the repeater reset tone, but
PLEASE DO RETURN THE CALL. Too many hams simply do not respond.
Let GMRA members be the exception and encourage participation.
(3) When turning it over to the other station, there will be a few seconds
delay before they come back. This is normal.
III. OUTGOING CALLS
If you know of ham friends or repeaters worldwide that have Echo Link
and you would like to keep in touch with them, please send their
callsigns to Murray, K3BEQ at firstname.lastname@example.org and he will provide
you with a 2 or 3 digit speed dial number to connect to them. This will
make it much easier to remember and use. Just key up the 61 repeater,
identify and touch tone in the numbers. The EL will voice respond informing
you of the status of your request.
To disconnect from the station after a contact, key your mike and enter
touch tone pound # unless the distant station does it before you.
IV. ASSISTANCE/ADDITIONAL FEATURES
(1) If you have a question or a problem using Echo Link via the repeater,
please do not hesitate to use the GMRA Google group reflector
at: email@example.com or contact Murray, K3BEQ at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Bill, WA3GJD at email@example.com
(2) Suggestions are most welcome.
(3) In the immediate future we will provide procedures on how to connect directly to a specific station's callsign or node number.
(4) A more in-depth description of the Echo Link network can be found at: