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Legality of dPMR?

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exkalibur

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dPMR446 radios could in theory be used in North America by Amateur operators as they work in the 446MHz range (our 70cm amateur band).

Though I have no idea about the particulars.
 

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Can you use dPMR in the U.S? If so what forms do I need to complete in order to get a license? I have a felling it isn't legal.
Which dPMR mode are you talking about? dPMR446 is limited to a few channels between 446.1 and 446.2 MHz. You would need an amateur radio license to use those frequencies in the USA.

The other dPMR modes are what iDAS and NXDN use and the type of license required depends on what frequencies you use.
 

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Can you use dPMR in the U.S? If so what forms do I need to complete in order to get a license? I have a felling it isn't legal.
dPMR is very similar to NXDN which IS legal. They're both 4FSK, but use a different vocoder and protocol. I don't know that it would be possible to tell the difference just using an emissions mask. From what little research I've done on the subject, it appears that dPMR fits within legal FCC emission masks. In other words, it appears to me to be legal.

Kenwood and Icom are both offering dual mode NXDN/dPMR radios for sale.

What sort of license do you think you'd be eligible for?
 

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Well, before you buy the radios, you need to decide what service you're going to operate as. Establish a business need, and get licensed for a few itinerant business channels. Then you can encrypt and run your 4 or 5 watts.
 

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Start with a business license with your city, a business tax ID with the IRS, a resale certificate......

Then you'll need an FRN, and a pot of money for the FCC. Seriously, are Kirisun's type accepted?
 

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Motorola MotoTrbo, Hytera, Vertex, probably some others, but my brain is working on sleep deprive.
 
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If you need secure unlicensed communications with your family, get everyone a cellphone. That is as close as you will get.
 
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