PAPA System Terms of Use

PAPA is a wide-area Amateur Radio system serving Southern California. As a Member, you are an ambassador of the PAPA System specifically and Amateur Radio in general. You have an obligation to conduct yourself on-air in a manner which reflects good Amateur Radio etiquette and according to the guidelines of the PAPA System and the following Terms of Use.

As a condition of joining the PAPA System you acknowledge and agree to the following Terms of Use:

  • You agree to:
    • Identify your station in accordance with FCC regulations.
    • Pause between transmissions to allow others access to the repeater system.
    • Break for emergency traffic.
    • Be welcoming and respectful to all amateurs on the System.
    • Refrain from conversations regarding politics or religion.
    • Not talk negatively about individuals or organizations at any time.
    • Only engage in conversation appropriate for the general public.
    • Maintain civility and refrain from offensive language.
    • Always uphold the best traditions of the Amateur Radio Service.
  • You have read and will abide by the PAPA System Smooth Operator best practices guide and the ARRL Amateur Radio Code of Conduct. You have read the PAPA System Privacy Policy.

Failure to operate in compliance with the above Terms of Use may result in the revocation of your membership in the PAPA System.