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Loss of 467 on GMRS

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It can't be any more clear. The GMRS repeater input frequencies had been reserved for the possibility that IC would allow for repeater use on GMRS. That is not going to happen, so they have removed them from the FRS/GMRS in Canada.

The other 467 mhz channels(8 to 14) in FRS are still there, as stated in Table 1.
If you look at my #14 post, above, you will see only 462 frequencies. I don't see 467 included in FRS/GMRS at all. Why does it look like IC is contradicting themselves? I don't think they have done a good job of clarifying this.
 

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If you look at my #14 post, above, you will see only 462 frequencies. I don't see 467 included in FRS/GMRS at all.
@VE3WTV The FRS and GMRS services are separate. The chart in your post (Table 2) is for GMRS frequencies, all of which are 462 MHz and some of which are shared (*) with FRS. Earlier in the document, you can find Table 1, which has two columns of FRS frequencies. The 462 frequencies are listed in the left column and the 467 frequencies are listed in the right column. The 467 frequencies are FRS-only and are not shared with GMRS.
 

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If you look at my #14 post, above, you will see only 462 frequencies. I don't see 467 included in FRS/GMRS at all. Why does it look like IC is contradicting themselves? I don't think they have done a good job of clarifying this.

Click that link.
 
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Just a "Gut" feeling... The main manufacturer (Midland) of consumer grade GMRS equipment seems overly committed to Simplex users...
Their newest and most expensive radio, the MXT400, has repeater access capability.
 

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Just a "Gut" feeling... The main manufacturer (Midland) of consumer grade GMRS equipment seems overly committed to Simplex users...

My guess is the average GMRS user only wants point to point communication (higher powered walkie-talkies intercommunicating on a camping trip, or mobile to base comms between the home and car) and doesn't have a local repeater available to use or the financial and technical wherewithal to build their own repeater station.
 

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I couldn't care less about repeaters. Even as an amateur radio operator, I've been on the GM (WW8GM - Detroit) repeater many times, and it's not my thing. I've talked to guys up in Gaylord from my living room in the middle of Essex County, but I'm more interested in talking to a guy a few miles away handheld to handheld. I would only be interested in talking through a repeater if I wanted to talk to someone far away about what's going on where I'm at, or if I was able to help someone who's out of range.
 

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My guess is the average GMRS user only wants point to point communication (higher powered walkie-talkies intercommunicating on a camping trip, or mobile to base comms between the home and car) and doesn't have a local repeater available to use or the financial and technical wherewithal to build their own repeater station.
My guess is the average GMRS user uses Part 90 equipment and doesn't give a crap about the legality of it.
 
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