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is the Motorola GP360 VHF radio legal in the USA? I know its suppose to be the HT1250 version.
 

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Its not really FCC approved for use in the USA i think but its great for 2m Ham and 70m if UHF... the CPS is way different... so I'd stay away from those oversea radios with the added description "software will be included with cable" and alot of the time during programming youll get a codeplug error and its going to be hard to find a codeplug to fix that error...

If you ever decided to send it to motorola.. you might not really get it back.. or they would simply refuse to service it if you took it to a shop...

bottom line, most people have the radio just not everyone will talk about what they have... soo think about what your going to be spending your money on, sometime its good, sometime its not.
 

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Its not really FCC approved for use in the USA i think but its great for 2m Ham and 70m if UHF... the CPS is way different... so I'd stay away from those oversea radios with the added description "software will be included with cable" and alot of the time during programming youll get a codeplug error and its going to be hard to find a codeplug to fix that error...

If you ever decided to send it to motorola.. you might not really get it back.. or they would simply refuse to service it if you took it to a shop...

bottom line, most people have the radio just not everyone will talk about what they have... soo think about what your going to be spending your money on, sometime its good, sometime its not.
Why would you get a codeplug error on that radio any more than you would get one on any other Motorola radio? Why would a Motorola shop not give it back to you if you took it for service? I don't see why the FCC would care what model of radio you are using unless it is not within the proper power and bandwidth ranges. I also don't see why it would be illegal to have one in the US. Am I wrong here?
 

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Ok your right about all that but reading off batlabs and a few other radio siies one line read sending it into motorola that it would never be sent backor the police gets involved etc. Being its from hong kong and a fake copy of the ht1250?

Ill go back to that site I googled and do a little more research and comparison
 

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Ok your right about all that but reading off batlabs and a few other radio siies one line read sending it into motorola that it would never be sent backor the police gets involved etc. Being its from hong kong and a fake copy of the ht1250?

Ill go back to that site I googled and do a little more research and comparison
It's not a "fake copy" of the HT1250, it is an overseas Motorola radio. Thats like saying that a HT1250 in another country is a "fake copy" radio.
 

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Its not really FCC approved for use in the USA i think but its great for 2m Ham and 70m if UHF... the CPS is way different... so I'd stay away from those oversea radios with the added description
Well the fact that it is "not FCC approved for use in the USA" SHOULD be enough reason to stay away from it.

I would think that an honorable ham would want and strive to operate within the LAW.

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Well since ham rigs dont have to be type accepted by the FCC and he used it in the 2m or 70cm it would be legal

Type Acceptance: Similar to certification, except that it typically applies to radio transmitter equipment that will be used in a licensed radio service. Devices subject to type acceptance include: land mobile transmitters such as cellular transmitters, or police, fire and business transmitters; transmitters used in the maritime and aeronautical safety services; and CB and other transmitters used in the Personal Radio Services. Amateur Radio transmitters do not require type acceptance although external HF power amplifiers and kits do require type acceptance.

ARRLWeb: FCC Part-15 Rules: Unlicensed RF Devices
 

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I fell into the trap of relying on C138NC for correct information, that won't happen again.

I stand corrected FFPM571.

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Nice way to point me out as the idiot atleast I try to researcjh on a few things from different reliable sources before I speak. It really wouldn't matter if I was off a bit on some info but I had some parts of it down. Nice way to not correct me nicely and tell me what's right or wrong and just add in something then bashing me and inviting more to join on in. I shouldn't have to deal with cyberbullying here if wayne said the whole site is family orientated. Just my small civil defense.
 

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Nice way to point me out as the idiot atleast I try to researcjh on a few things from different reliable sources before I speak. It really wouldn't matter if I was off a bit on some info but I had some parts of it down. Nice way to not correct me nicely and tell me what's right or wrong and just add in something then bashing me and inviting more to join on in. I shouldn't have to deal with cyberbullying here if wayne said the whole site is family orientated. Just my small civil defense.

I wasn't "cyberbullying". I was merely stating that I relied on someone else for correct information as opposed to doing the research myself to find the correct information. Then I was pointing out that, after following FFPM571's link that he was indeed correct and I was wrong by stating that he had corrected me.

No malice was meant in either part and no "cyberbullying" occurred in my post.

You can bet your bottom dollar that I do my own research from here on out though.

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