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Questions about Vertex Standard

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mctomos17

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1)I want to get a VX 354. Is this a good radio?

2)Also, I would like to be able to listen to fire and police calls in my town. Will i be able to do so after programming frequencies?

3) Next, I have a friend across town that has one of these radios. He seems to like it but im just wondering if I will be able to talk to him without getting fined by the FCC since I do not have a license.

4) I know that some GMRS radios have set aside FRS Frequencies that you are permitted to talk on without a license. Is the VX-354 this type of radio?

5) Will the FCC catch me if i do not have a license and I am operating this radio?

PS, I do NOT want to talk on police channels. Please do not respond with answers saying I am going to talk on the police channels.
 

kayn1n32008

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1)I want to get a VX 354. Is this a good radio?

2)Also, I would like to be able to listen to fire and police calls in my town. Will i be able to do so after programming frequencies?

3) Next, I have a friend across town that has one of these radios. He seems to like it but im just wondering if I will be able to talk to him without getting fined by the FCC since I do not have a license.

4) I know that some GMRS radios have set aside FRS Frequencies that you are permitted to talk on without a license. Is the VX-354 this type of radio?

5) Will the FCC catch me if i do not have a license and I am operating this radio?

PS, I do NOT want to talk on police channels. Please do not respond with answers saying I am going to talk on the police channels.

These are pretty much the same questions you asked in the other thread you created here: http://forums.radioreference.com/vertex-standard/220090-questions-about-vertex-standard-radios.html

All the answers are pretty much the same as what rdale answered here and what others answered in your other thread!!!!!!
 

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TO: mctomos17

This is the 5th thread you have started, the last 3 all dealt with the same subject. The first two you were asking a question about transmitting on a receiver. I am going to just close this with the suggestion that you read the replies you have received in this and the previous 2 threads that have the same answers.

Do not venture down this road a 4th time or I will have to assume you are just looking disrupt the forums.
 
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