Amateur Radio Repeater - Operating Terms

Operating Terms

Timing Out is the situation where a person talks too long and the repeater timer shuts off the repeater transmitter.

Kerchunking is transmitting a momentary signal to check a repeater without identifying. In many countries, such an act violates amateur radio regulations.

The term "Kerchunk" can also apply to the sound a large Amplitude Modulation Transmitter makes when the operator switches it off and on.

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