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KampingAnthony1AolCo 06-02-2014 9:49 PM

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?

mirayge 06-03-2014 1:06 AM

Yep, around every break. If people were smart, and manufacturers still made them, they would buy their kids the 14 channel FRS only radios. I bought a couple of old Motorolas for my step daughter and her daughter. I know you can hear them clearly at my house, but not for more than a few blocks. The little kids get on and talk nonsense but they don't interfere very far. Also, I turned off all the call button sounds. That just irritates the hell out of me when a retard of any age likes to make noise.

KampingAnthony1AolCo 06-03-2014 8:58 AM

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Originally Posted by mirayge (Post 2197243)
Yep, around every break. If people were smart, and manufacturers still made them, they would buy their kids the 14 channel FRS only radios. I bought a couple of old Motorolas for my step daughter and her daughter. I know you can hear them clearly at my house, but not for more than a few blocks. The little kids get on and talk nonsense but they don't interfere very far. Also, I turned off all the call button sounds. That just irritates the hell out of me when a retard of any age likes to make noise.

That irritates me to. I agree about how far it go's. That is why I went to the MURS.

quarterwave 06-03-2014 9:38 AM

Yeah, but just like Christmas, parents soon tire of buying batteries and younger kids leave them on and run the batteries down fast, loose chargers, etc. So many are more interested in the iPad, radio is no fun.

I am hearing a little more activity, but some is supervised too.

Still more businesses trying to get by with FRS instead of the real radios they need. That's more of an issue...albeit they "can" use it by rule.

jhooten 06-03-2014 9:55 AM

The annoying attention tones are going off every few seconds. The kids seem to be having fun. So far they have not figured out how to change the channel off of 1 yet.

KampingAnthony1AolCo 06-03-2014 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by jhooten (Post 2197318)
The annoying attention tones are going off every few seconds. The kids seem to be having fun. So far they have not figured out how to change the channel off of 1 yet.

It is like the stores on 467.850. They all concrgate on that channel.

Yep there is always kids on 1.

jaymatt1978 06-03-2014 10:19 AM

Calling people "retards" shows how callous people can be. You seem like a good dude, maybe even smart. It's juust not nice :mad:
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Originally Posted by mirayge (Post 2197243)
. That just irritates the hell out of me when a retard of any age likes to make noise.


profiledescent 06-03-2014 10:35 AM

I heard some kids while scanning a while back. Just for laughs, I got on and told them I was the space station. I'm sure the stories they had to tell their pals were tall.

KD8DVR 06-03-2014 11:38 AM

We're on 900 MHz here. FRS/GMRS has minor activity. Could be easily useable. I let my license lapse after we got 900 MHZ and I got my ham license.

PACNWDude 06-03-2014 12:23 PM

I hear kids, and sometimes their parents all the time on FRS. Usually channel 1 for a Motorola variant. Often I also hear daycare and some schools using them for playground comms.
Some businesses use them for checking prices on items within their store. Then others talking about other co-workers who do not have radios.
Construction crews sometimes are on FRS as well. Once the kids get on after school, they switch to a GMRS channel. I am not sure if they have a license for that or not. Probably not as they change channels based on other users.
The best radio discipline I have heard outside of military personnel on a special operation is the local tuner car driving crowd trying to coordinate their next road race via FRS. They switch to pre-designated alternate channels once someone busts in on their comms. Now if the local police would just monitor FRS a little closer.

KampingAnthony1AolCo 06-03-2014 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by PACNWDude (Post 2197386)
I hear kids, and sometimes their parents all the time on FRS. Usually channel 1 for a Motorola variant. Often I also hear daycare and some schools using them for playground comms.
Some businesses use them for checking prices on items within their store. Then others talking about other co-workers who do not have radios.
Construction crews sometimes are on FRS as well. Once the kids get on after school, they switch to a GMRS channel. I am not sure if they have a license for that or not. Probably not as they change channels based on other users.
The best radio discipline I have heard outside of military personnel on a special operation is the local tuner car driving crowd trying to coordinate their next road race via FRS. They switch to pre-designated alternate channels once someone busts in on their comms. Now if the local police would just monitor FRS a little closer.

Kids over here use channel 1 and use the GMRS.

KampingAnthony1AolCo 06-03-2014 1:14 PM

Golden Corral uses the frs over here. I like to say we need a high chair and I dont work there.

quarterwave 06-03-2014 1:37 PM

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Originally Posted by KampingAnthony1AolCo (Post 2197402)
Golden Corral uses the frs over here. I like to say we need a high chair and I dont work there.

HA HA! Good one.

quarterwave 06-03-2014 1:38 PM

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Originally Posted by profiledescent (Post 2197336)
I heard some kids while scanning a while back. Just for laughs, I got on and told them I was the space station. I'm sure the stories they had to tell their pals were tall.

Ohhh Excellent idea!

balibago 06-03-2014 6:47 PM

FRS on summer break
 
Todays kids don't want FRS they want trunked NEXEDGE or Phase 2 p25!

balibago 06-03-2014 6:48 PM

My 8 year old wants a new Wavecomm

KampingAnthony1AolCo 06-03-2014 6:59 PM

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Originally Posted by balibago (Post 2197543)
My 8 year old wants a new Wavecomm

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Originally Posted by balibago (Post 2197542)
Todays kids don't want FRS they want trunked NEXEDGE or Phase 2 p25!

First what is a Wavecomm? Second I dont think kids should be using commerial radio equpment.

productionguy85 06-03-2014 7:41 PM

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Originally Posted by balibago (Post 2197542)
Todays kids don't want FRS they want trunked NEXEDGE or Phase 2 p25!

I disagree, they do NOT want NEXEDGE, they want TRBO and P25

balibago 06-03-2014 8:46 PM

Wavecomm
 
A wavecomm is a very expensive utility decoder that handles virtually everything it's made in Switzerland. You can even eavesdrop on Inmarsat with it. I had a channel 14 CB walkie talkie when I was a kid. Hopefully tomorrow's generation will see hobbyists crack P25 encryption. Now that would make a hell of a science project.

KampingAnthony1AolCo 06-03-2014 9:24 PM

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Originally Posted by balibago (Post 2197602)
A wavecomm is a very expensive utility decoder that handles virtually everything it's made in Switzerland. You can even eavesdrop on Inmarsat with it. I had a channel 14 CB walkie talkie when I was a kid. Hopefully tomorrow's generation will see hobbyists crack P25 encryption. Now that would make a hell of a science project.

Thank you for telling that to me about the radio. If they crack that let me know :lol:.


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