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Itinerant frequency for personal use?

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I have two uhf NEXEDGE units that I would love to use on digital and was curious what the head honchos at the fcc thought about using an itinerant license for personal use. It’s pretty cheap ($165 or something like that) compared to my other digital option which was the Motorola dtr series. Unfortunately those radios are 2-300 each so I was curious if I could use my existing equipment.
 

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You are more or less going to need a valid business need and business to assign them to. FCC upon application will ask you how it conforms to one of the identified uses.
 

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Oh, trust me I've thought of that, however my Public safety is still analog and I would like to keep the radios to scan when I can.
 

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Another possible option is to take and pass the amateur radio technician test. You can then use those radios on 420-450 MHz. The downside is that anyone you talk to has to be a licensed ham as well.
 

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I have two uhf NEXEDGE units that I would love to use on digital and was curious what the head honchos at the fcc thought about using an itinerant license for personal use.
Depending on which model/submodel radio you have, you could use them in analog only mode on GMRS.

The NX-300 in the 450-520MHz model does have FCC Part 95 certifications. FCC ID on the back of the radio, under the battery, will show ALH378500. The NX-300 in the 400-470MHz model, ALH378501, does NOT have part 95 certification.
You can get your GMRS license, and that license will cover everyone in your immediate family. GMRS does NOT permit using digital, so you're stuck with analog only.
 

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Depending on which model/submodel radio you have, you could use them in analog only mode on GMRS.

The NX-300 in the 450-520MHz model does have FCC Part 95 certifications. FCC ID on the back of the radio, under the battery, will show ALH378500. The NX-300 in the 400-470MHz model, ALH378501, does NOT have part 95 certification.
You can get your GMRS license, and that license will cover everyone in your immediate family. GMRS does NOT permit using digital, so you're stuck with analog only.
Yeah, unfortunately They are not part 95 certified (NX-340, NX-3320). Theoretically I could still use them but, I'd rather play it safe.
 

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You can easily start a small business . There is some paperwork and fees. But anyone can do it. You can open a sole proprietorship or an LLC .
True... however a family member does own a small business so I guess that is an option. Just not sure what the fcc guys in the blacked out van will think when they hear family-related comms on an NXDN itinerant frequency.
 

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You can easily start a small business . There is some paperwork and fees. But anyone can do it. You can open a sole proprietorship or an LLC .
And the eligibility statement on the itinerant application is optional. You can leave it totally blank for some reason.
Just not sure what the fcc guys in the blacked out van will think when they hear family-related comms on an NXDN itinerant frequency.
Use encryption. It's legal for Business/Industrial licensees.
 

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I've seen some pretty lame excuses for license qualifiers in the past. Just run your transmissions above board and grab a few frequencies to be agile and courteous to others and otherwise don't raise a stink and I doubt the FCC will ever look your way.
 

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