What if the trustee of that repeater says he is coordinated, but it is through a coordination group that we don’t know or recognize?

  1. Therein lays the problem, the FCC’s definition of who a coordinator is rather loose. In fact the FCC even says that the whole coordination process is voluntary (to an extent).

    A coordination body is whoever a majority of hams in a given area recognizes to be the coordinator (again this is the FCC’s policy).

    Now some trustees then take an attitude that they can do what they want to, and stick a repeater up on any frequency they want, anywhere they want and they are within their rights.

    The FCC even calls band plans voluntary right? To some extent this is all true.

    However the FCC has ruled repeatedly that if an uncoordinated repeater interferes with a coordinated repeater then it is incumbent upon the trustee of the uncoordinated repeater to resolve the issue.