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Old 07-02-2018, 8:11 PM
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Old 07-05-2018, 11:36 PM
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VHF is best for wilderness SAR. Period. Spend a grand on a repeater pair, 155.16 and a few radios and you'll be set for the future. The only reason a wilderness SAR unit should even have FRS is to try to reach out and touch missing persons known to use FRS radios.

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Old 07-06-2018, 12:19 AM
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It seems that they have radios on 155.160, however the commander won't or can't allow them to use them for training exercises, so the OP is looking for options.
It still hasn't been made clear as to why the team can't use their radios for training purposes. It really is important that they be just as familiar with what their issue radios can, and can't do, and how any and all controls work, as they are with the rest of their equipment.
It just doesn't make sense that they can't use their issue radios for training.

If there is some law or policy that prohibits them from using 155.160 for training, then a second channel needs to be found, licensed, and programmed into their issue radios for training purposes.

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Old 07-06-2018, 7:15 AM
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Until the op can explain the reasoning behind not using the SAR radios its a mute point. I agree 100% use what you use on a mission. If the radios get issued by a county/state agency for a misison I understand that. We had radio caches in NY for this also but majority of the teams purchase there own anyway.
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