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Another "noob" question

NWI_Scanner_Guy

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First off, I want to thank everyone again for their responses in my "handheld and amplifiers" thread. I appreciate them all. As a newbie to GMRS, I have another question, and I hope it doesn't come across as silly.....

Is there such a thing as an 'echolinl' for GMRS? As I mentioned in my other thread, there's quite a bit of traffic on the local GMRS repeater, but the other day I heard some decidedly non-local traffic. One of the guys, when giving his ID, mentioned he was "broadcasting from snowy, downtown Minneapolis MN." Someone else mentioned something about about a network, so that got me to wondering if there is something similar to echolink, only for GMRS. Either that, or there was terrific skip booming into northwest Indiana. LOL.

Thanks in advance for any insights / info you can provide.

:)
 

Hit_Factor

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There are sites linked on a network with zello access. The Michigan 625 is on the network. You can Google that up for details.

Could this be what you heard about, or something similar?
 

nd5y

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EchoLink is only for amateur radio. They verify that you have an amateur radio license and if it comes to their attention that somebody it using it for other purposes then that person will be banned. There are other RoIP sytems that can be used on GMRS.
 

DeoVindice

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There is an Asterisk VoIP-linked repeater system in northern New Mexico that I'm active on, you've probably found something like that.
 

NC1

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There are quite a few linked repeaters. The one I use on occasion is on Stone Mountain in NC. It is linked to other repeaters in NC, as well as many in PA, NJ, AZ. NM, IN, WI and IL.

The linked systems/networks can be found here:
 
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