Frequently Asked Questions
Do you obtain the permission of a repeater owner before publishing the information?
We considered contacting every repeater owner, not necessarily to obtain permission, but information. However, as many of us are repeater owners or board members of large clubs with repeaters, we decided that such a mailing would be expensive, overwhelming, difficult, and likely fruitless. If every administrator of a Web site attempted to gain the permission of the owner of a repeater, repeater owners would be so tired of receiving requests that they would likely ignore them. Cost is also a major factor. We figured the cost would be about $1.00 per mailing. Currently, we service more than 5,000 repeaters. For a free site, that cost is overwhelming. Finally, there is no legal or moral requirements to request permission to publish facts, especially when they are generally available from other sources.