If anyone finds out what the extra 14 freqs. are, please PM me.Is this the radio you are asking about?
According to the ad, it has 7 FRS channels, 7 FRS/GMRS channels, 8 FGMRS channels, and 14 "extra" channels, whatever they mght be. I can't find any information about what they might be but it doesn't sound like you should be able to use them without a license.
I actually gutted a FRS radio and put an SWR meter in-line. It was outputting 0.5 watts and the ERP was 0.2 watts. SWR was about 2.5:1 The antennas are /HORRIBLE/. This was on a Cobra brand radio.By the time it gets though the inefficent antenna, it's probably more like a watt of ERP.
The extra channels appear to be standard channels but has preset tones. So no new real new channels but just channels with preset "privacy codes". A new marketing ploy.If anyone finds out what the extra 14 freqs. are, please PM me.
Try this link:CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THEY HAVE THIS PRODUCT
Midland - 30-Mile, 42-Channel FRS/GMRS 2-Way Radios (Pair) - Black/Silver
THEY ARE ON BESTBUY.COM AND I WANTED TO KNOW IF THEY REALLY HAD THIS KIND OF RANGE?
You need a radio that is repeater capable, MOST if not all GMRS/FRS radio are not repeater capable.Can someone explain how to use a GMRS repeater? Do you pay monthy to use it? Special radios?
I have a couple Motorola GMRS/FRS radios that claim 28-miles. Yeah right. More like 1/2 mile at best.
But, I keep hearing something about these repeaters. Your response is appreciated!