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Old 03-27-2018, 11:26 AM
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Several active GMRS repeaters in Los Angeles/Orange County area, with a few "renegade" ones with all the illegal jamming and high-jinx one might expect on the notorious 147.435 ham repeater.
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Several active GMRS repeaters in Los Angeles/Orange County area, with a few "renegade" ones with all the illegal jamming and high-jinx one might expect on the notorious 147.435 ham repeater.
I visited LA once, about 7 years ago. Took a UHF HT with me. I heard many of the same people talking on Ham repeaters, & a GMRS repeater as a side channel to make comments they could not say on the Ham repeater.
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I visited LA once, about 7 years ago. Took a UHF HT with me. I heard many of the same people talking on Ham repeaters, & a GMRS repeater as a side channel to make comments they could not say on the Ham repeater.
Yeah, the owner of the notorious 147.435 repeater has a GMRS repeater that people use as a side channel.
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If you are wondering if there are any GMRS repeaters in your area:

https://www.mygmrs.com/browse

Here in Colorado, we have quite a few, especially along the Front Range...

https://www.mygmrs.com/browse?name=&...=State&step=50
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GMRS is Alive and Well on Long Island N.Y.
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Here in California FRS was becoming the new CB, in the early 1990s. It was until the internet arrived and the same thing that happened to CB and ham is happening to it. Dead quiet.
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Here in California FRS was becoming the new CB, in the early 1990s. It was until the internet arrived and the same thing that happened to CB and ham is happening to it. Dead quiet.
I doubt it was FRS in the early 1990s. FRS was created in 1996 and FRS bubble packs started appearing in 1997.

What was happening then was there started to be some cheap 10 channel GMRS handhelds on the market. The first 7 channels were the 7 GMRS interstitial channels. Channels 8/9/10 were 462.575/462.625/462.675. 675 was reserved for emergency and traveler assistance. Many local REACT groups operated on 675 and some still do.

Motorola had a cheap 10 channel GMRS handheld for a while, based on the Motorola Spirit series business radios. The Motorola TalkAbout Distance series was a revised version that came out in the late 1990s after FRS took off. I owned a few of these back in the day.

This was back in the day when a licensee had to choose any two of the 8 GMRS primary channels and the corresponding repeater inputs. The license granted those channels plus the 7 interstitials. 675 was also granted for emergency and traveler assistance if it wasn't already one of your two primary channels. Licenses were site-based like business radio licenses. In 1999, all-channel licensing was implemented and no longer site-based and the emergency and traveler assistance reservation for 675 went away.

I was using Motorola GP300 Part 90/95 handhelds back then.

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If you are wondering if there are any GMRS repeaters in your area:

https://www.mygmrs.com/browse

Here in Colorado, we have quite a few, especially along the Front Range...

https://www.mygmrs.com/browse?name=&...=State&step=50
I've seen comments here in the past, that not every GMRS repeater owner wants their repeater(s) listed publicly, so you may not find every active repeater in a given area listed on mygmrs.

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