The last real “repeater system” I used had a team of direction finders. These guys were ruthless. I loved to here the stories of them finding idiots. They loved the challenge. All old retired guys.If you have an FCC GMRS license you can join
to see how wrong you are. Repeaters are private property and use can be restricted by the owners. That's what CTCSS codes are for and the repeater owner is not required to share those codes. It's a courtesy on their part to allow access by sharing their codes. And if you're a dick they can change the codes whenever they like - like a landowner might change the locks on his gates after repeated incursions.myGMRS.com is a General Mobile Radio Service community where users can search for and submit repeaters in their area.mygmrs.com
Although you can go years, decades or however long you like w/o a license, and you are correct that the FCC doesn't enforce it, it is still illegal. Moreover, you are stealing from the folks who invest up to thousands of dollars on repeater equipment, and if everyone has your no-give-a-shit attitude the airwaves get clogged by idiots who echo your sentiments.
It could be inferred by your remarks that you also say screw the landowners and USFS/BLM, etc. and tread wherever you damn well please. It only takes a few to screw it up for all the rest, in either case.
I suggest you don't try that attitude and behavior on the ham bands; those boys will find you and hunt you down.
$3.50/year for 10 years. OMG Man?! Get F'n REAL.
I miss the old guys. I took my grandfathers call sign years after he passed. I expected my dad to take it but one day he said I should. Glad to have it. He was old school code!
Playing by the rules is part of the fun to me.