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  1. spareparts

    Non-profit users of FRS / GMRS radio at 1.5W power

    So here the question: A non-profit (Church, museum, school as examples) may or not use FRS/GMRS portable radios at 1.5W of power? For background, the radio fleet is a mix of bubble pack radios and baofengs. The subtleties of a 16 Chanel radio and what channels to use at what power level...
  2. C

    A frequency and radio question

    Ok here's the deal I have a small paintball, airsoft store and field i need a radio that I can use for the store and field now the question is what's a good frequency bank to use? We travel to some large games and at those games the teams use GMRS and FRS and I don't want to have my stuff on...
  3. G

    68cm antenna

    I'm new to UHF radio and I have yet to hook a decent antenna up to my Kenwood HU8360 radio. I'd like to build a custom antenna but I am quickly learning that doing a good job means learning a confounding number of topics. I have seen several J-pole DIY guides but they are all focused at the 440...
  4. T

    Midland MicroMobile MXT100 & 115

    So I thought I would introduce myself and start out with a new thread about my newest obsession. I just joined this evening and was poking around and thought I would Join the Forum I have been drawing Reference on for Years. Anyway, long time reader, 1st time poster. So my latest project is...
  5. B

    GMRS mobile antenna

    Hello everyone, i'm sure this was answered before (although i didnt find a recent post) but i'm looking for a high performance antenna to match with my midland mxt 400 radio [which is on it's way for delivery =) ] i bought 2 radios i will be using 1 radio for mobile operations and another...
  6. C

    GMRS Repater Power Output

    I'm in the process of installing a new GMRS repeater. I'm using a Motorola GR 1225 repeater rated at 45 Watts Maximum output to the Duplexer. I have checked FCC Part 95 and I'm confused whether GMRS is Wideband or Narrowband and section 95.135 (Maximum Authorized Transmitting Power) states...
  7. T

    Baofeng 888's / Motorola Talkabout

    Good mornin everyone. I just started working at a job that uses Motorola Talkabout radios to communicate. I do not currently own one of these radios and they want me to purchase one. I'm on a very tight budget and own several Baofeng 888's radios and a programming cable. I was going to try and...
  8. viper1833

    Looks Like Baofeng Finally Did It

    Every now and then, I like to scroll through radio listings on the FCC, see if any new GMRS type 95a certified equipment gets approval. That way I can see if there is something in the future if I might by it. Looks like Baofeng finally created a type 95a certified GMRS Transceiver. This should...
  9. M

    New Radios for Burning Man

    ...I have been tasked with researching and finding suitable radios for use at "Burning Man" by "Mobility Camp". We are a camp whose purpose is to assist those with mobility handicaps while at Black Rock City. One of our main gifts to the mobility challenged is that we have an "Art Car" capable...
  10. T

    GMRS Repeater Behavior

    Hi there, I am new to amateur radio and GMRS specifically (don't have my ham license just yet), and I had a question about repeater behaviour. If I transmit to a know repeater input frequency and have another radio next to me listening to the output, I only hear a static broadcast following...
  11. DylanMadigan

    Regulation Terminology Clarification: Land Station Antenna vs Base/Control Station

    I am building a repeater at my fathers hose. Would this be considered a Land Station (in which the height is 20-200ft) or a Base/Control station (where it is limited to 20ft above the structure its mounted to). OR, am I even understanding this the right way lol. I am fairly new to this, and I am...
  12. H

    GMRS: 16 channels enough?

    I have searched around on the web and on the forum but I am still confused. Are 16 channels enough on a radio to use all of the licensed simplex and repeater frequencies of GMRS when the radio supports talk around? I count 15 memory channels necessary but I want to make sure that I don't miss...
  13. K

    Building a GMRS repeater from two M-1225 mobiles

    hi everybody, just was wondering when i go into the external accessories to do "the pin locations" what profile works the best for the cheap interface cables you can get from Ebay..? right now i have it set as "General I/O" "Power -up Delay as 0.5...
  14. VE1GAT

    Frugal handheld GMRS MURS HAM Marine

    information & experiences with UV5R, BF888, counterfeits, antennas NA771 index radio programming with CHirp also covered with several packs to download.
  15. VE1GAT

    Fire Department Nova Scotia Valley plus, programming simplex (hello Pat)

    This is my CHIRP pack that includes: Valley Fire Departments (scan list) NS Fire departments on VHF (not all of them) No repeaters Search & Rescue (Canadian & Mutual aid) Marine 16 GMRS (scans CH20 MURS Weather This is for VFF only. These are not waterproof. If you wish to scan NS fire...
  16. P

    HT600 Beginner Help

    I recently purchased 3 Motorola HT600's off of eBay. I have a computer running DOS for the programming along with the software and the proper serial cables. I am just started learning about these radios and Im trying to figure out what kind of license I need to legally operate them and what...
  17. B

    Most accessible GMRS or combo rigs

    Hi all, I am interested in opinions about GMRS only or combo GMRS/FRS units, both handheld and base units. This is for my wife and myself. We both have Ham and GMRS licenses. What makes this request somewhat different is that we are both blind. About a decade ago I had a pair of GMRS handhelds...
  18. K

    My wishlist for seperate GMRS and MURS transceivers, with a seperate scanner section.

    Take a look at the following link: :: Uniden Australia :: That's a remote head mobile UHF CB transceiver with a seperate 60 channel 400-512 MHz scanning receiver, in one case, that Uniden manufactured for the Australian market. I would like to see Uniden or Whistler (or almost anyone else)...
  19. S

    Bubble Pack Bandwidth Question

    What bandwidth do "bubble pack" radios use to transmit on the interstitial channels 1-7? All the bubble packs are combo GMRS and FRS radios these days, and unlicensed users can transmit on the shared interstitial FRS / GMRS frequencies (usually channels 1-7) as long as they have their radios set...
  20. H

    GMRS Ch1 ragchew anyone? (Toronto)

    Does anyone ever call out on Ch1 just to see who's listening? I call out periodically, generally late at night because that is when I'm free. I've never gotten a reply though. I have heard one person calling out once on Ch.1 and I had a fun chat with him. Never found another person since. I do...
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