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. Sadly, this is not a requirement.
For access, a common method was to transmit a 1750 Hz tone burst to "fire up" the repeater. The duration of this tone depended
on repeater design, but usually 0.2-2 seconds did the trick. Once the repeater had opened, no more tone was needed until it had
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 good 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.