• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

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  1. H

    TYT GMRS mobile and FRS handheld radios submitted to FCC certification

    GMRS mobile 5W/25W: FCC ID POD-GMRS25 Analog Transceiver by TYT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD FCC - OET TCB Form 731 Grant of Equipment Authorization FRS handheld 2W: FCC ID POD-FRS Analog Transceiver by TYT ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
  2. MedicDavid78

    NXDN system on FRS???

    Hey guys, So I am sitting here at home in the Maiden area (Catawba County), scanning all the GMRS/FRS/MURS channels like I always do everyday and just a few minutes ago I hear Control Channel-type activity on FRS Channel-7!! I went to my recording and confirmed it. It's on 462.7125 and it's...
  3. H

    better range???

    I have recently purchased a couple of Baofeng F8HP talkies and was expecting to get a bit more range out of them. I was only able to get about 800meters in good conditions. Is there a way to get better distance on the frs or gmrs channels.?
  4. Jaofeng

    Baofeng on FRS channels

    Hello, I recently purchased a Baofeng BF-F9V2+. I do not have any licenses yet. After reading multiple forums, it seems that it would be illegal for me to transmit on FRS frequencies. However, from the FCC website, my understanding is that FRS channels are free to use so long as the...
  5. spareparts

    Non-profit users of FRS / GMRS radio at 1.5W power

    So here the question: A non-profit (Church, museum, school as examples) may or not use FRS/GMRS portable radios at 1.5W of power? For background, the radio fleet is a mix of bubble pack radios and baofengs. The subtleties of a 16 Chanel radio and what channels to use at what power level...
  6. K

    Medical Dispatch heard on FRS ch 14 in S.E. MI. tonight.

    Strangest thing. I was receiving medical dispatch transmissions on FRS Channel 14 tonight, here in south east Michigan. Tones and all. At first I though I had misnamed a channel on my programmable radio but then I verified it with my bubble pack FRS/GMRS radio. FRS ch14 (467.7125) is NOT a...
  7. H

    Range for Baofeng FRS?

    Hello, I am interested in buying these Baofeng FRS radios for my friends and I as some of them are taking an interest in radio and they would all like a way for us to communicate basically using radio at a reasonable price. I am wondering how much I can expect for range, and yes, I am aware that...
  8. T

    Baofeng 888's / Motorola Talkabout

    Good mornin everyone. I just started working at a job that uses Motorola Talkabout radios to communicate. I do not currently own one of these radios and they want me to purchase one. I'm on a very tight budget and own several Baofeng 888's radios and a programming cable. I was going to try and...
  9. K

    Building a GMRS repeater from two M-1225 mobiles

    hi everybody, just was wondering when i go into the external accessories to do "the pin locations" what profile works the best for the cheap interface cables you can get from Ebay..? right now i have it set as "General I/O" "Power -up Delay as 0.5...
  10. S

    Bubble Pack Bandwidth Question

    What bandwidth do "bubble pack" radios use to transmit on the interstitial channels 1-7? All the bubble packs are combo GMRS and FRS radios these days, and unlicensed users can transmit on the shared interstitial FRS / GMRS frequencies (usually channels 1-7) as long as they have their radios set...
  11. V

    Getting a "Walkie-Talkie" for FRS Use

    Hello! I don't know if this is the right topic to put this in, but here we go anyway. I am looking basically for a walkie-talkie. I want something that won't require a license to use and won't be illegal to use. Not anything too expensive (under $100) and comes with 3-4 units that can...
  12. K

    FRS and Summer Break

    Hello I wanted to know if people notice that the FRS has a ton load of kids on it in the summer because of their break. Does anybody else notice this?
  13. G

    MURS Assistance Needed

    I know that MURS radios cannot exceed 2 watts. They cost about $175+. I have found a Two-Way radio that is User-Programmable that I can program to that frequency/frequencies. But, its 5 watts, when I program it will it go down to 2 watts or can I use it? Just trying to save money! (These are...
  14. R

    Quick Question about CB Range

    Hey! This is actually my first post on Radioreference.com. I am glad that I finally signed up as I have read many posts that were helpful before, but I have a question that is sort of unique. I was hoping to find a radio service that doesn't requre a license that will reliably communicate 5.5...
  15. E

    Newbie question about GRMS and FRS

    I am a first-time scanner owner. I recently purchased a BCD396XT with a Watson SMA-881 Super Gainer. I am using ARC-XT Pro and RR to program and so far everything is going great. I live on the 17th floor in a condo so I am getting pretty good coverage on several local South Florida agencies...
  16. E

    First-time owner with BDC296XT - GMRS FRS Question

    I am a first-time scanner owner. I recently purchased a BCD396XT (sorry for the typo in the title) with a Watson SMA-881 Super Gainer. I am using ARC-XT Pro and RR to program and so far everything is going great. I live on the 17th floor in a condo so I am getting pretty good coverage on...
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    The Great Unofficial Radioreference FRS/GMRS/MURS Fact Sheet

    The Great Unofficial Radioreference FRS/GMRS/MURS All-Inclusive Fact Sheet Hoookay. For what it's worth, here is a (rather messy) compilation of some of the most frequently-requested information on these boards regarding operation of the part-95 family/general mobile/multi use radio services...
  18. S

    Gmrs/Frs antenna

    Me and my buddy use radios to communicate frequently, but our houses are just barely out of range of each other (we just get a little static). I am a technichly inclined do-it-yourselfer, and i'm thinking about running a wire up a tall tree in my yard, and wrapping the other end around the...
  19. B

    Poor distance of Kenwood TK-33xx

    We have a number of TK-32xx and 22xx radios. With them, we cannot communicate between our two buildings, less than 100 feet apart. A pair the the cheap FRS radios, on 500 milliwatts will. What is wrong with the commercial radios?
  20. ST-Bob

    Massachusetts Buff Agencies restructuring in DB?

    The RR listing for Massachusetts Buff Agencies Massachusetts Buff Agencies Scanner Frequencies and Radio Frequency Reference has all their frequencies and repeaters geo-tagged as a large area covering Masachusetts, Rhode Island, southern New Hampshire, parts of Vermont, Maine, New York and most...
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