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A long time 2 way dealer friend says mobile only stations don't need to give call signs. I can't find
that rule.
90.425a3 says
" Further, a single mobile unit in the licensee's authorized geographic area of operation may
transmit station identification on behalf of any other operating mobile units in the fleet."

It looks like a nation wide licensee would be able to ID anywhere in the US
to cover all locations, not much help when trying to track down a co-channel user locally.

My friend also said no IB feqs need a license if they are under 2 watts. I can't find that rule either.
The Motorola CLS series user manual says a license is required and that radio is 1 watt.
 
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Your friend probably hasn't read the regs lately. Maybe even never. There is a lot of "word of mouth" misunderstanding of FCC rules floating around.
 

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I don't hear the local public service mobiles id. The base does but I have never heard the mobiles. I doubt the mobiles even know what the base license is. I wish amateur mobiles could have an id sent out every 10 minutes or what ever time you set, or when you hang the mic back up, it triggers your id.
 

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I'm wondering if the old clause that allowed LE to run Low-Power (2 watts or less) on a secondary non-interfering use without a license, generally used for Surv Ops, where they might regularly change freqs is what he was referencing.

My local PD altho UHF shared an old 155.xxxx with a major city where the nearest licensee was in another state [1980/1990s] Portables Only

A long time 2 way dealer friend says mobile only stations don't need to give call signs. I can't find
that rule.
90.425a3 says
" Further, a single mobile unit in the licensee's authorized geographic area of operation may
transmit station identification on behalf of any other operating mobile units in the fleet."

It looks like a nation wide licensee would be able to ID anywhere in the US
to cover all locations, not much help when trying to track down a co-channel user locally.

My friend also said no IB feqs need a license if they are under 2 watts. I can't find that rule either.
The Motorola CLS series user manual says a license is required and that radio is 1 watt.
 
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>>I'm wondering if the old clause that allowed LE to run Low-Power (2 watts or less) on a secondary non-interfering use without a license

I bet that's is, it's still in there as limitation 93 under the public safety pool.

I got a call from the FCC in response to my question about 90.425a3, he's looking into it but his first
impression was that it's a loophole he wasn't aware of.
 

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Glad to help out a fellow GS0391 :D
>>I'm wondering if the old clause that allowed LE to run Low-Power (2 watts or less) on a secondary non-interfering use without a license

I bet that's is, it's still in there as limitation 93 under the public safety pool.

I got a call from the FCC in response to my question about 90.425a3, he's looking into it but his first
impression was that it's a loophole he wasn't aware of.
 
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