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Question about 800 Mhz

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Sorry if I'm posting this in the wrong section, I didn't see anything relating to specific frequencies.

I'm just curious about using the 800 Mhz frequency, I saw on the FCC site that 800 Mhz has been vacated, Does that mean it's free to use or what rules apply to using it? I ask because I have a couple Motorola GTX mobiles in the 800 Mhz band split and a bunch of HT750's in the same split and was wondering what I can do with them if anything.
 
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Are you licensed in any of that spectrum or work for an agency in that spectrum ? Beyond that is moot without a license to be there.

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800 MHz has not been vacated.
Generally speaking, public safety and non-cellular licenses were moved out of 866-869 MHz in what was called rebanding. Cellular companies now use 862-869. 851-862 is still very widely used by public safety, companies and other LMR users. Most of the rest of 800 MHz is ceullar.
There are no "license free" areas anywhere in 800 MHz.
 

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You are definitely reading/interpreting incorrectly. Thunderknight has provided the answer.

https://www.fcc.gov/general/800-mhz-spectrum

Regardless, there has never been amateur radio usage in the 800 MHz band, and since you posted this query in the Amateur Radio forum, the entire thread is kind of pointless.
 

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It may not be amateur radio, but it's certainly not about "scanner general discussion". He's asking about what he can do with his GTX and Ht750 transceivers.
 
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I ask because I have a couple Motorola GTX mobiles in the 800 Mhz band split and a bunch of HT750's in the same split and was wondering what I can do with them if anything.
So, as stated above, the 800MHz band is still in active use, they just shuffled things around a bit with the rebanding.
There are not any "free" frequencies that you can use. All 800MHz frequencies will require a license. Amateur radio has no allocations in the 800MHz band.

So, what do you do with those radios?
Well, compared to most scanners, they have better receivers. So, if there is a non-trunked 800MHz radio system in your area, you can set them up as RECEIVE ONLY on those frequencies and listen in.

Other than that:
Door stop.
Use it to level out that wobbly table.
Back up hammer.
Wheel chock.

Or,
Sell it on e-bay, but don't expect more than about $20.00 each, if you are lucky. With many 800MHz radio systems being trunked, digital, or both, there is little demand for analog conventional 800MHz radios. Demand was so low that when I replaced my 800MHz analog trunked system, the old radios went off to an e-waste recycler. Just wasn't worth the trouble of trying to see them for such little money.
 
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Around here there are a few small departments that have 1, or 2 800 conv freq's. All these old radios are good for is listening to them. There are NO Murs, or FRS type freq's you can use for simplex comms.
 
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