I wanted to tell a story which happened to me in my past life (i.e. my life in Canada). In early 2005 and into 2006 Myself along with a few friends, decided to build ourselves a UHF amature radio repeater in Toronto. The group which I will call the 'Shockers' (Shockers International Radio Club) wanted a special repeater which we could utilize with our own radios, and which would serve the GTA. Of course there are many many UHF repeaters in Toronto, but their either very crappy, range wise, or very popular and filled with spam, or grumpy old ham farts.