Signal Reports

If you are unsure how well you are making it into the repeater, please DO NOT "KERCHUNK" the repeater. Any time you key up the repeater, you should identify, even if you are just testing to see if you are making the machine. "N3XYZ test" is sufficient for this. Do not use the repeater as a "target" for tuning or aiming antennas, checking your transmitter power, etc. Use a dummy load where appropriate, or test on a simplex frequency. If you need someone to verify that you are making the repeater OK, ask for a signal report such as "N3XYZ, can someone give me a signal report?" The term "Radio Check" is most often used on CB. Most Amateurs Operators ask for a "Signal Report".

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Posted on MAY 01, 2015