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Old 03-02-2018, 9:18 AM
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Default Arcshell Defualt Channels?

I have been looking all over the place and can't seem to find any info on the default frequency's for the 16 channels on the Arcshell (bought from amazon). Any one know what they are?
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No, and it doesn't matter. The frequencies programmed in most Chinese radios at the factory for testing purposes are often used by public safety agencies in the USA, and if you use them, you run a good chance of ending up in jail and on the news for interfering with a police radio system. Don't be that guy, learn how to program the radios yourself, and make sure you are using legal frequencies.
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Old 03-04-2018, 12:40 PM
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and this is why I obtained my ETA certification as an RF Interference Mitigation Technician, these Chinese contraband radios are creating job security.

Seriously, this is why professional radios should never be sold to consumers who have zero idea what they are using and the risk that unauthorized operation can pose to licensed and legitimate users of radio spectrum.
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Default Did you ever figure out the answer?

Did you ever figure out the answer as to what frequencies are programmed by default from the Chinese factory for testing purposes?
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It varies by manufacturer, model, and batch. And you can't use them anyway.
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Here's what I found. Not confirmed.

CH1 462.125 CTCSS 69.3
CH2 462.225
CH3 462.325
CH4 462.425 CTCSS 103.5
CH5 462.525 CTCSS 114.8
CH6 462.625 CTCSS 127.3
CH7 462.725 CTCSS 136.5
CH8 462.825 CTCSS 162.2
CH9 462.925 DCS 025
CH10 463.025 DCS 032
CH11 463.125 DCS 125
CH12 463.225 DCS 331
CH13 463.525 DCS 023
CH14 450.225
CH15 469.945 CTCSS 203.5

Of note, only channels 6 and 7 are FRS/GMRS and legal to use out of the box
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Thanks for answering the op's question. Where several other people answered the question with warnings, you took time to actually help.
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For anyone finding this, please DO NOT ASSUME that your radio is transmitting on legal frequencies when using channel's 6 and 7. They could change how they flash the radios at the factory at any time. We all enjoy being able to buy cheap easily programmed radios off of Amazon but if enough people screw up the FCC will be forced to deal with the problem so please take the time to load legal frequencies on your radio.
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I have been looking all over the place and can't seem to find any info on the default frequency's for the 16 channels on the Arcshell (bought from amazon). Any one know what they are?
I have been wondering that myself.
I tried locating them using my scanner.
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I just did a quick check and several of those stock frequencies match up with many public safety agencies all around the country. Not to mention those frequencies likely change with each radio. These people write rave reviews about buying these for their kids..

I have no problem with affordable chinese made radios (tytera, anytone) that meet emissions requirements used on the right frequencies but this is just very irresponsible. They're marketed as walkie talkies like you would buy at wal-mart. I think the warnings given here were people just trying to be helpful.
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Default AR-5 Pulled using Chirp

I have accessed two of the four AR-5 Radios and this is the radio's configuration. I know I was looking for this and the OldLoad had great information. I have noticed that a few of the configurations from my radios where slightly different from what what OldLoad posted. This may be helpful if there are a few other configurations.

Loc Frequency Tone Mode ToneSql DTCS Code
1 462.125000 TSQL 69.3
2 462.225000 (None)
3 462.325000 (None)
4 462.425000 TSQL 103.5
5 462.525000 TSQL 114.8
6 462.625000 TSQL 127.3
7 462.725000 TSQL 136.5
8 462.825000 TSQL 162.2
9 462.925000 DTCS 025
10 463.025000 DTCS 051
11 463.125000 DTCS 125
12 463.225000 DTCS 155
13 463.525000 DTCS 465
14 450.225000 DTCS 023
15 460.325000 (None)
16 469.950000 TSQL 203.5

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