• Effective immediately we will be deleting, without notice, any negative threads or posts that deal with the use of encryption and streaming of scanner audio.

    We've noticed a huge increase in rants and negative posts that revolve around agencies going to encryption due to the broadcasting of scanner audio on the internet. It's now worn out and continues to be the same recycled rants. These rants hijack the threads and derail the conversation. They no longer have a place anywhere on this forum other than in the designated threads in the Rants forum in the Tavern.

    If you violate these guidelines your post will be deleted without notice and an infraction will be issued. We are not against discussion of this issue. You just need to do it in the right place. For example:
    https://forums.radioreference.com/rants/224104-official-thread-live-audio-feeds-scanners-wait-encryption.html

gmrs antennas

Status
Not open for further replies.

landonjensen

Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2006
Messages
875
Location
Area C
does anyone know where you can get antennas for GMRS radios, and also how you can remove the original ones?
 

kb5udf

Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2004
Messages
520
Location
Louisiana
Umremovable FRS

I believe it is part of FCC rules that radio certified as an FRS radio
cannot have a removable antenna (ie the 'bubble pack' radios). GMRS only handhelds can have a removable
handheld antenna, I believe.

Lot's of websites have antenna's what will work on GMRS frequencies, I am a happy
customer of rwiz.com.

Jean B.
 

trace1

Member
Joined
Jan 13, 2006
Messages
774
Location
EM73co
GMRS radios (commercial grade), portable or mobile, will have external antenna capabilities. The type of connection may vary though and there are numerous antenna types that are acceptable.

FRS radios (any type) have no removable antenna and are restricted to .5 watts.

FRS/GMRS radios (bubble packs) most likely will not have removable antennas, should be .5 watts on FRS and up to 5 watts on GMRS.

To legally operate on any GMRS frequencies you must apply for a license through the FCC. The license is good for 5 years and cost $80 (unless the cost has changed recently).

Big difference in FRS (only) radios, FRS/GMRS (bubble packs) radios, and GMRS (commercial grade) radios. If you’re talking about FRS radios, then NO you can not attach an external antenna.

IMPORTANT NOTE: There are some who feel that it is unnecessary or a waste of time to legally obtain an FCC GMRS license and freely advocate that and may inform you that you may never get caught, which may be the case but why risk it?
 

landonjensen

Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2006
Messages
875
Location
Area C
i am just looking for a place that sells the atennas for them. Also does anyone know where to buy icom radios? I am trying toi find a good icom radio, any suggestions??
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top