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bill4long

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i have heard a doctors office use them and that is a issue, Especially if they broadcast a customers medical or SS# info over the air. Thats a major HIPA issue.
True. You might want to pay them a friendly visit and let them know that their communications are not private, and that private information should not be transmitted over FRS radios.
 

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That would work, assuming you can figure out whatever tone squelch they may be using.
You're giving them too much credit. Seems most people just pick a channel and talk, no "privacy code" as they are usually called on those bubble pack radios, selected. lol
 

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You're giving them too much credit. Seems most people just pick a channel and talk, no "privacy code" as they are usually called on those bubble pack radios, selected. lol
Agreed, since most don't read the instructions which are included.
 

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True. You might want to pay them a friendly visit and let them know that their communications are not private, and that private information should not be transmitted over FRS radios.
Make sure you show up with an APX radio on the belt.
 

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You have parents with kids using APX 8000's loaded with crypto keys on FRS I seriously doubt they are gonna send a team to shut down the supermarket.
Bought an APX6000 recently, & 1 zone was called FRS. All the channels in that zone. Never know when you have to communicate with one.
 

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In the early 2,000's I saw a conductor on the NYC subway wearing an FRS radio on her belt, in addition to the standard issue Moto VHF HT. I reckon she and the motorman wanted to be able to say certain things to each other off the official railroad frequency.
 

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Can schools use FRS/GMRS?
Yes. The only people not allowed to use FRS and GMRS are agents of foreign governments.

Like the poster said above, if a school or business or any other non-family group uses GMRS, each user has to get their own license. ($70)
 
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`round about these parts what i hear as far as buisness use of FRS is mainly construction crews (mostly in the summer) and snow removal crews (in winter & early spring), which i can pick up from my pad no problem (five floors up). When i did my Dayton run last may i listened to FRS mainly to hear if any stors/schools/construction folks were using FRS, heard nothing, which i found kinda strange for a big city like Milwaukee or Chicago. Personally i kinda like hearing that kinda activity, as it means the service is getting used, and also it`s a great way for me to test out antennas on my ham radio & scanner :D. N9NRA
 
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