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Old 06-22-2014, 8:03 PM
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They should immediately stop the sale of the bubble pack FRS/GMRS radios - it will take a while but the ones out there will fade out of existence eventually.

I agree, the FCC is not looking to free up any VHF frequencies - it is looking to free up and release 150 MHZ of frequencies in the 3.5 GHz band for citizen's use as opposed to government agency use.
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That is what the Family Radio Service (FRS) is designed as.
I want 5 watts.
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I want 5 watts.
And I want $1,000,000. Can't have everything

GMRS gives you the power you want, but for a modest fee for the license.
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And I want $1,000,000. Can't have everything

GMRS gives you the power you want, but for a modest fee for the license.
I'll just stick with my industrial/business pool license. I still have 4 years on it.
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I think they should just make GMRS a license free UHF CB.
Nope, that's already been done. What do you think the FRS channels are for? IF the FCC should rule on a proposal at all, it should be ELIMINATING GMRS from the bubble pack radios, since the majority of those users don't license themselves to use the Gmrs portions of their radios anyway.
The Early 14 channel Frs radios were the BEST approach and still are for those with no interest to be come licensed.

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I want 5 watts.
PAY for your Gmrs license and you can use 50 watts on a mobile as well! Easy solution...

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PAY for your Gmrs license and you can use 50 watts on a mobile as well! Easy solution...

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Thats why a group of us pooled funds together 6 years ago for a industrial/business license.
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