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Information courtesy John Perone - W8RXX
What's a Repeaterism?
A Repeaterism is an audio track (originally recorded on a cart machine) of a professional sounding radio announcer giving a narration of good repeater operating practices/procedures. The announcer was Bill Hamilton, not known to actually be a ham.
The Repeaterisms were engineered and recorded at Musicol Recording Studios in Columbus, Ohio by owner John Hull W8RRJ back in the early 70's.
The original reel-to-reel master is still at Musicol today.
They were written for the 146.76 Columbus, Ohio repeater which went on the air in 1970.
They ran on cart machines at the time as well as many of the club's other recorded announcements.
Both Musicol and the 76 repeater (with the Repeaterisms on CD now) are still alive and well today.
Information courtesy John Perone W8RXX, a Director at the Central Ohio Radio Club ( www.corc.us ).
Repeaterism 4 is no longer legally correct, ending your callsign with "mobile (call area)" was the rule then, but is no longer required.
A left-click will download and play the track, just like any WAV or MP3 file.
To grab local copy just right click on any .wav or .mp3 link or either of the .zip file links below and select "Save As".
Andy Kadvan KA8R (andy at kadvan dot com) kindly converted the wav files to mp3s - Thanks, Andy.
|1||rptism01.wav, 318kb||rptism01.mp3, 228kb||Short transmissions|
|2||rptism02.wav, 308kb||rptism02.mp3, 220kb||Think before transmitting|
|3||rptism03.wav, 389kb||rptism03.mp3, 278kb||Pause between conversation handovers|
|3||rptism04.mp3, 278kb||Identify properly|
|5||rptism05.wav, 342kb||rptism05.mp3, 245kb||Be Courteous|
|6||rptism06.wav, 259kb||rptism06.mp3, 185kb||Use simplex when possible|
|7||rptism07.wav, 378kb||rptism07.mp3, 269kb||Use low power when possible|
|8||rptism08.wav, 403kb||rptism08.mp3, 288kb||Support your local repeater club|
|9||rptism09.wav, 319kb||rptism09.mp3, 228kb||Butting in is not nice|
|10||rptism10.wav, 230kb||rptism10.mp3, 165kb||Blessed are those who listen|
|11||rptism11.wav, 581kb||rptism11.mp3, 414kb||Watch what you say|
|12||rptism12.wav, 302kb||rptism12.mp3, 216kb||One thought per transmission|
|13||rptism13.wav, 424kb||rptism13.mp3, 303kb||State your purpose|
|14||rptism14.wav, 275kb||rptism14.mp3, 197kb||When testing, say so, and be brief|
|15||rptism15.wav, 352kb||rptism15.mp3, 252kb||ID your station|
|16||rptism16.wav, 959kb||rptism16.mp3, 681kb||Certain words ... OH NO YOU DON'T !!|
Or, if you want, you can get all the wavs as a single zip file (4.3meg) or all the mp3s as a single zip file (4.1meg)
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This page created January 2003.
Last updated May 17 2012 (added Repeaterism 4)
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