Repeater Rules and Policies
RATS was founded with a purpose of providing "unlimited access to a fully open repeater 24 hours a day." Over 47 years later, RATS is still working hard to provide a quality repeater system for our members and the agencies who rely on our infrastructure. In the spirit of open access, RATS welcomes all properly licensed amateurs wishing to use our systems, provided a few basic guidelines are followed:
We highly recommend giving this repeater etiquette guide a read.
RATS has always been pretty open-minded about the use of the repeaters. We prefer users shy away from controversial topics -- politics in particular. (We can recommend a couple of popular HF frequencies if you'd like to stir a pot.) Otherwise, keep the language appropriate, be mindful of others, and share the airspace.
Like your amateur license, use of the RATS repeater systems is a privilege, not a right. The RATS Board or the repeater trustee may prohibit any station from using the repeaters or other club systems at any time. Illegal, inappropriate, or abusive activity will not be tolerated.