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East_Algoma

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Can anyone assist me in in finding a used repeater ?

Im a Lic HAM , however Ive seen some of these gmrs repeaters costing 2K !

I would need a 30 ish watt repeater no auto patch.

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Thank you very much ..HUGE LISTINGS....Guess my search skills needs some improving...LOL
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Again , VERY HELPFUL...Thank you !!
 

gewecke

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Try hamkey.com they get ads for commercial uhf repeaters all the time.
Also FYI,you're able to use up to 50 watts in the gmrs band.
n9zas
 

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Look on ebay for a company called KAWA, they make a "repeater maker cable to interface 2 Motorola
mobiles, then look for a couple GM300 or M120 in UHF have them programmed and wa la you add a duplexer and you have a repeater, I have several and they work great, check Repeater Builder for additional info or BatLabs either has a lot of good info....Fred/W8WAR
 

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GMRS Repeaters are still illegal in Canada. Industry Canada will allow a commercial use with IC approved equipment (Repeater, Mobiles, HT's) every radio on the system has to be licenced (no ham or china imports are allowed) New equipment must meet the new narrow band requirements and even then you can not get a GMRS frequency. A rural repeater licence is $800 per year $1600 for urban. You also have to add the licence fees for each mobile and HT. (GMRS radios are limited to 2 watts and Audiovox is the only company that made a GMRS base 2 watts no repeater option). Radios that are not approved for GMRS use in Canada are illegal. So you are limited to using only the GMRS type radios as sold at Canadian Tire, Home Depot. Home Hardware nothing else.
 

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gmrs repeater

Does anyone know if GMRS equipment (repeaters mobils and handhelds) will have to be narrow band in 2013
 

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The duplexer on a repeaater system allows the system to simultaneously transmit and receive using the same antenna.
 

zerowatts

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Thank you.
What's this about the distance between the two antenna's if a duplexer is not there? How much distance might be needed till there is no audible interference?
 

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Narrowbanding is covered in the new FCC NPRM on all Part 95 services, including GMRS. This total rule rewrite, possibly going into effect VERY shortly (they only gave 30 days to make comments), may well eliminate power over 2 watts, and repeaters, along with licensing, in the USA.
 

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Thank you.
What's this about the distance between the two antenna's if a duplexer is not there? How much distance might be needed till there is no audible interference?
Depends on a number of factors, but on the order of 20-50 feet if the separation is vertical and the antennas are mounting coaxially, or on the order of 150-250 feet if the separation is horizontal.
 

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Does anyone know if GMRS equipment (repeaters mobils and handhelds) will have to be narrow band in 2013
Not yet.

As I wrote in another thread, the sources for new mobiles, base station and repeater equipment will most likely dry up soon. Not because of changes in Part 95 rules, but because of mandates in the Part 90 services.

GMRS users typically use radios (except blister packaged handhelds) that are also type accepted for Part 90 services. The FCC prohibits the manufacture or import of wideband capable radios after January 1, 2011. It's highly unlikely that anyone will manufacture a mobile, base, or repeater for GMRS only.

I have my doubts about some of the changes being proposed for GMRS.....Many users, groups and a few grandfathered commercial users have invested a lot of money in their systems. I would expect a date that allows licensees to get some use out of their current investment. (much like public safety)

The argument that FRS and GMRS services would interfere with each other was played out years ago when FRS was being proposed. Manufacturers of consumer electronics assured the GMRS community that the two services would NOT interfere with each other.
 
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