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Looks like the CCRs have made it to the off road world.

Rugged Radios: Headsets, Intercoms, 2-Way Racing Radios and Communication for Motorcycles, Offroad, Circle Track, Aviation, Drag Racing, NASCAR, Police, and more...

Saw this company on today's episode of Extreme Off-road. The rep from the company stated how much better these are than CB. As in you can have your own private channels that no one can hear and you not hear them. Advertised as a commercial band radio with no mentioning of licensing. Also loved the 20 mile range he said they were capable of.
 
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LOL, obvious Baofeng rebadge.

20 miles is far more plausible with 5 watts of TX power than 0.5, but still pretty unlikely unless you're going mountaintop to mountaintop, or are on open water or the Bonneville Salt Flats.
 
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Was just poking around their site, I can get a catheter and a CCR too!. That will be handy when communicating 20 miles away non-stop.
 
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Rugged Radios has a pretty long history of selling programmed radios with the "off road" frequencies in them. Appears to be zero effort to properly license users. When I asked one of them about it, they tried to brush the subject off.
Not surprising they've jumped on the CCR bandwagon, my only question is "what took them so long?"
 
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I was wondering what "off road" frequencies that are programmed. MURS would not be legal with that power and bandwidth on the narrow freqs but I bet those are in the VHF model and GMRS in UHF model. I just hope they are not choosing random frequencies.
 
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I was wondering what "off road" frequencies that are programmed. MURS would not be legal with that power and bandwidth on the narrow freqs but I bet those are in the VHF model and GMRS in UHF model. I just hope they are not choosing random frequencies.
They have several password protected frequency lists. Radio Frequency Lists : Rugged Radios: Headsets, Intercoms, 2-Way Racing Radios and Communication for Motorcycles, Offroad, Circle Track, Aviation, Drag Racing, NASCAR, Police, and more...
 
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I was wondering what "off road" frequencies that are programmed. MURS would not be legal with that power and bandwidth on the narrow freqs but I bet those are in the VHF model and GMRS in UHF model. I just hope they are not choosing random frequencies.
BF Goodrich, Goodyear and a few of the Baja 1000 channels get used. Since Baja/Weatherman channel is used in Mexico I was never able to find an FCC license. The BFG and Goodyear channels are owned by their respective companies. FCC Rules are pretty clear about who gets to use channels, and a 3rd party assigning these channels to individual users doesn't pass the test. Obviously BFG and Goodyear don't care.

RuggedRadios seems to use it as a way to sell radios, including (at least it used to) selling 100 watt Kenwood TK-790's to customers loaded with channels.
 
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Not the first time. Last year I was watching a TV program called "Colony" Their police/special task force members were using Baofeng UV5R radio. I think the Baofeng name might have been removed but no other effort was made to disguise the radio being used. No doubt they were the 8 watt versions!
 

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Bumping this thread up again as I just came across the RuggedRadios website and had a good chuckle at the CCRs they'r selling for 5x the price. I called them up and whoever answered the phone provided me with a username "rugged" and password "radios" to access those frequency lists. The radios appear to come programmed with seemingly random VHF and UHF land mobile frequencies and tones, plus GMRS and MURS frequencies as well. Included on each of their frequency lists is this disclaimer:

Content provided is included for the sole purpose of providing educational information on a passive basis. Frequencies shown have been compiled from various sources. It is the end user’s repsonsibility [sic] to observe FCC regulations for proper use and programming of any radio frequency."

After reading around on various 4x4 and off road forums, people are happily buying these insanely marked up radios and basically laughing at the feeble attempt RuggedRadios makes to educate users on why proper licensing is needed. Here's what the $85 RH-5R (a re-badged Baofeng UV-5R) comes programmed with:

1 WTHRMN 151.625
2 BFGRLY 151.715
3 BAJAPTS 154.980
4 NETWORK 151.685
5 CHECKRS 151.925
6 FAIR 150.860
7 YOKOHAM 153.110
8 RUGGED RELAY 152.960
9 CHKRS 2 151.505
10 BFGPITS 153.395
11 MAG 7 153.380
12 RESCUE 155.160
13 CORE 153.245
14 PRIVATE 156.675 DCS 023N
15 SANDLMO 152.510
16 PCI RLY 154.515
17 BITD 151.490
18 KOH 1 157.450
19 GMRS 1 462.5625
20 GMRS 2 462.5875
21 GMRS 3 462.6125
22 GMRS 4 462.6375
23 GMRS 5 462.6625
24 GMRS 6 462.6875
25 GMRS 7 462.7125
26 GMRS 8 462.550
27 GMRS 9 462.575
28 GMRS 10 462.600
29 GMRS 11 462.625
30 GMRS 12 462.650
31 GMRS 13 462.675
32 GMRS 14 462.700
33 GMRS 15 462.725
34 GMRS 16 462.750
35 WX 1 162.550
36 WX 2 162.400
37 WX 3 162.475
38 WX 4 162.425
29 WX 5 162.450
40 WX 6 162.500
41 WX 7 162.525
 
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Yup, that's what I found a few years ago when I looked.
They had 50 and 100 watt mobiles programmed with GMRS, FRS, Marine and MURS channels.

Zero effort made to abide by the FCC rules.

It's all about making a buck, and the customers don't know the difference.
 
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I see one channel in the lineup is marine channel 73 for port operations and several others that would be impossible to get a license for. I suspect they have transmit enabled on the weather channels. What a bunch of morons.
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Bumping this thread up again as I just came across the RuggedRadios website and had a good chuckle at the CCRs they'r selling for 5x the price. I called them up and whoever answered the phone provided me with a username "rugged" and password "radios" to access those frequency lists. The radios appear to come programmed with seemingly random VHF and UHF land mobile frequencies and tones, plus GMRS and MURS frequencies as well. Included on each of their frequency lists is this disclaimer:

Content provided is included for the sole purpose of providing educational information on a passive basis. Frequencies shown have been compiled from various sources. It is the end user’s repsonsibility [sic] to observe FCC regulations for proper use and programming of any radio frequency."

After reading around on various 4x4 and off road forums, people are happily buying these insanely marked up radios and basically laughing at the feeble attempt RuggedRadios makes to educate users on why proper licensing is needed. Here's what the $85 RH-5R (a re-badged Baofeng UV-5R) comes programmed with:

1 WTHRMN 151.625
2 BFGRLY 151.715
3 BAJAPTS 154.980
4 NETWORK 151.685
5 CHECKRS 151.925
6 FAIR 150.860
7 YOKOHAM 153.110
8 RUGGED RELAY 152.960
9 CHKRS 2 151.505
10 BFGPITS 153.395
11 MAG 7 153.380
12 RESCUE 155.160
13 CORE 153.245
14 PRIVATE 156.675 DCS 023N
15 SANDLMO 152.510
16 PCI RLY 154.515
17 BITD 151.490
18 KOH 1 157.450
19 GMRS 1 462.5625
20 GMRS 2 462.5875
21 GMRS 3 462.6125
22 GMRS 4 462.6375
23 GMRS 5 462.6625
24 GMRS 6 462.6875
25 GMRS 7 462.7125
26 GMRS 8 462.550
27 GMRS 9 462.575
28 GMRS 10 462.600
29 GMRS 11 462.625
30 GMRS 12 462.650
31 GMRS 13 462.675
32 GMRS 14 462.700
33 GMRS 15 462.725
34 GMRS 16 462.750
35 WX 1 162.550
36 WX 2 162.400
37 WX 3 162.475
38 WX 4 162.425
29 WX 5 162.450
40 WX 6 162.500
41 WX 7 162.525
 

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the 100 watt vhf going for 700 clams---150 to 174 mhz

{Quote}--Rugged Radios is proud to announce the new 100 Watt VHF radio, the RM100-V. This is a true 100 Watt radio, boosting transmit range to 40-50 miles
 
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