If you're a newcomer to a local repeater here on Oct. 20, but haven't listened to it very long, you may be puzzled by the 'do's and don'ts' of that repeater. One ham who has some definite ideas about good repeater etiquette is Mitch Stern/W1SJ, a Vermont ham who is an inveterate DX'er, contester, and public service net control station. [1999 11M) Excerpted from his 1999 Dayton Hamvention forum talk. Remember local traditions and customs may vary from repeater to repeater. The RAIN Report is copyright 1990-2018 RAIN All rights reserved. This weekly hamcast updates on therainreport.com Saturday mornings; and on international shortwave station, WTWW, Lebanon, TN Saturday night Central time on 5.085 kHZ around 9:00 o’c.