If a non-admin is willing to keep a repeater up-to-date on Repeaterbook, this person can be added as a custodian. This person must have permission from the repeater owner to fill this position. If the person's call sign matches that of the repeater or the user indicates that he is otherwise authorized to perform updates on the repeater by a person in charge of the repeater, then they can be added as a custodian. Persons who engage in deception in order to gain access to edit the repeater are subject to permanent banning and may be prosecuted for a computer crime.
To add a custodian, click the Manage custodian(s) link. A pop-up window will appear. Just add the custodian's call sign. The custodian must have a Repeaterbook.com account with a valid email address or the custodian will be rejected. Please ask the custodian to register for a Repeaterbook.com account if this happens.
At this time, custodians can only manage DMR talk group information and report the repeater on-air or off-air. All other changes must be completed by an admin.
Custodians consent to receiving at least one email a year. This email is sent to remind the custodian that the repeater entry needs to be reviewed. This email will occur one year on the first day of the month after one year from any previous updates to the repeater. If a repeater is updated, the counter is reset. If the custodian does not respond to the email, subsequent emails will be sent at the beginning of each month until the repeater has been confirmed.
Custodians are also notified if any changes are made to the repeater automatically via email.
Custodians can opt out at any time and are given instructions on how to unsubscribe on each email. A custodian can also add another custodian.
When a well-engaged Repeater Record Custodian is involved, the custodian may desire to protect the data from others who might want to make updates. By checking the Repeater Lock box, the link for editing the repeater is removed for any user who is not listed as a custodian or an admin.
The Record Lock checkbox will not be available unless a custodian has been entered.
Custodians will receive an email request to reverify the repeater based on the number of months entered when adding the user as a custodian.