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aQ

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Hello everyone
First of all, I apologize if I posted this thread in wrong place.
Here is the situation we have, we travel to former soviet union countries like kyrgyzstan, kazakhstan, azerbaijan etc.
Mobile communications are widely used but are very expensive, we used to bring our cell phones and just used international roaming but it was so expensive we decided to get sim cards for every country. We have a group of 3-5 guys we do researching for a private company here in us, but wanted to find the cheapest way for communications overseas, is trunking a better option?
What if we just get the equipment here in us, since everything is way cheaper than buying it all there, will the equipment we buy work there?
Do we have to get fcc license, or like licenses for each country? Do you know anyone offering this kind of services for these countries?
I am not a tech. geek so please give me a break for 1st time
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This is not a comprehensive answer, but:

1) In general, transmitting in foreign countries is a no-no. Your U.S. license isn't any good and the country in question probably won't issue you one, even if you were going to be there long enough to go through the hassle.

2) In general, foreign LMR schemes are totally incompatible with those used in the United States (and the equipment available here): TETRA, etc.

3) In general, most foreign countries maintain a monopoly over wireless phone services, or tax and regulate them so heavily that, in either case, they have a vested interest in not allowing "roamers" who can operate around them.

4) For those whose mission can bear the cost, the best bet is Iridium.
 

aQ

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We did use Iridium but it wasnt cost effective.
Anyway I appreciate your input.
 

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We did use Iridium but it wasnt cost effective.
Anyway I appreciate your input.
So how far apart are you people going to be from each other. I mean, are you like traveling the countryside, miles and miles apart? Or is this comms at a job site? Or what?
 

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Mostly in the city, some occasional countryside. Average distance would be 20-50 miles probably at the most.
We took these 2 way radios with us, that claimed to work as far as 28 miles :) It was 5-8 city blocks. I dont know, other freq. interferences maybe?!
Thanks a lot for your help
 

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Good evening
Just found a company who provides trunking services in these countries, their standard is mrt 1327 and freq. is 400-430.
Wondering If I can purchase portable radios here, since they cost a fortune overseas?
They offer motorola gp 640-688, is there compatible model I can get?
Thanks a lot
 
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