Here in Sweden, setting up a repeater is OK for any licensed ham without special permit (including on 6 m, a general ham band
in Sweden since 2009-01-29) as this activity is completely deregulated by the authorities. It is however advisable to coordinate
frequencies with SSA (Sveriges Sändare Amatörer), our national association, but sadly this is not required.
For access, a common method is to transmit a 1750 Hz tone burst to "fire up" the repeater. The duration of this tone is depending
on repeater design, but usually 0.2-2 seconds will do the trick. Once the repeater is opened, no more tone is needed until it has
closed. According to IARU recommendations, all repeaters should be using CTCSS/PL tone by the end of 2014. There are still some
repeaters on 6 m, 2 m and 70 cm with nothing but a carrier required for startup, but this is simply poor and lazy design.
I will NOT list repeaters utilizing simplex frequencies as main input/output.
This list also contains neighbouring repeaters that are possible to reach from Stockholm under fair operating conditions.
Click the links for more info. For a nice repeater and beacon map over the Scandinavian countries, click here!
Recommended CTCSS/PL-tones for repeaters in all swedish districts can be found at the bottom of this page.