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BTECH GMRS-PRO 5W? I hear digital on scanner

phiillybruce

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I have the same problem with my GMRS Pro. The selectivity on this radio is horrible. For me, it's intermod from the pager service operated my a near by hospital. Its a randomly spaces set of short digital bursts
 

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I've heard exacty what you are talking about, short data bursts on one GMRS frequency. It think it was one of the repeater channels, but this was several years ago. Never figured out what that was.
 

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I have the same problem with my GMRS Pro. The selectivity on this radio is horrible. For me, it's intermod from the pager service operated my a near by hospital. Its a randomly spaces set of short digital bursts
Some of those hospital paging systems are blowtorches and it’s hard to keep them out of any radio at times.
 

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It wouldn't surprise me if some enterprising individual programmed up a DMR radio on FRS/GMRS and probably enabled encryption as well for there "Comms". I swear, since the CCR invasion the whole GMRS/FRS/DOT/Itinerant area has become a CB like wasteland.

In Japan they have a saying, "Sakita Ga Nai" which loosely translates to, "There's nothing you can do about it."
 

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It wouldn't surprise me if some enterprising individual programmed up a DMR radio on FRS/GMRS and probably enabled encryption as well for there "Comms". I swear, since the CCR invasion the whole GMRS/FRS/DOT/Itinerant area has become a CB like wasteland.

In Japan they have a saying, "Sakita Ga Nai" which loosely translates to, "There's nothing you can do about it."
Remember back some years ago, Motorola marketed the T7200 and T7400 Repeater capable Gmrs/frs talkies, equipped with single inversion scrambling right out of the box. While not legal, nonetheless they were marketed.
 

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Remember back some years ago, Motorola marketed the T7200 and T7400 Repeater capable Gmrs/frs talkies, equipped with single inversion scrambling right out of the box. While not legal, nonetheless they were marketed.
I believe Midland did it first and everyone jumped on the bandwagon (including Motorola, Uniden and Cobra to name a few) as to not lose sales. FCC put a stop to it.
 

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It wouldn't surprise me if some enterprising individual programmed up a DMR radio on FRS/GMRS and probably enabled encryption as well for there "Comms". I swear, since the CCR invasion the whole GMRS/FRS/DOT/Itinerant area has become a CB like wasteland.

Recently I was driving across the western USA and heard quite a bit of digital on GMRS/FRS.

There are a few sources:
-Those that don't know they are not supposed to do that.
-Those that don't care that it's not allowed under current rules
-Radio shops that use GMRS as a dumping ground for small users
-Amateur radio operators that assume GMRS is an extension of the amateur radio bands.
 

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Remember back some years ago, Motorola marketed the T7200 and T7400 Repeater capable Gmrs/frs talkies, equipped with single inversion scrambling right out of the box. While not legal, nonetheless they were marketed.

For a while it was not technically illegal. It took the FCC making some rule changes to get rid of it. I think, at the time, someone convinced everyone that voice inversion wasn't really scrambling/encryption.
 

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