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wsvjr

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This may be the wrong place if so feel free to move it.

I have a couple of MTS2000 UHF radios and I was wondering if there is any frequencies they could be programmed to that do not require a FCC license?

I realize the answer is probably no but I just want to make sure.
 

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Really, no, but there are GMRS frequencies that only require a simple 75 dollar fee and application.
 

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A license of some type is required for these radios to talk to each other. Whether it be a ham license, or some type of business license. However, I'm sure there are thousands of these radios in daily use that have no licenses. The speed limit on I-95 is 70 MPH, but I'm sure thousands of people just in Florida exceed that every day. GARY N4KVE
 

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another thought too, is you can always program in the FRS frequencies.. no license required, although the radios would be over the power output, I'm not thinking the neighborhood kids will complain...
 

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Really, no, but there are GMRS frequencies that only require a simple 75 dollar fee and application.
I will look into the GMRS license; what is the form #?

A license of some type is required for these radios to talk to each other. Whether it be a ham license, or some type of business license.\ GARY N4KVE
I do have a HAM license but chances are the other people using them would not.

another thought too, is you can always program in the FRS frequencies.. no license required, although the radios would be over the power output, I'm not thinking the neighborhood kids will complain...
Can they be programmed to output at a lower power level?
 

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I can't remember the application process, but if you log into the ULS and it should point you to the right direction.
 

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Actually, there are.

http://www.craigwilliams.com/radio/miss.htm#The

The "Dot" frequencies in the UHF band are allowable as 5 watt or less simplex frequencies. I have two of them in my radio(s) for personal use.

Keep in mind that these are pretty popular, and Motorola XTN radios are preprogrammed with these, so you may hear local businesses using them as well.
 

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Actually, there are.

Scanner / GRMS / FRS / MURS Frequencies

The "Dot" frequencies in the UHF band are allowable as 5 watt or less simplex frequencies. I have two of them in my radio(s) for personal use.

Keep in mind that these are pretty popular, and Motorola XTN radios are preprogrammed with these, so you may hear local businesses using them as well.
I was under the impression that any business band freq requires a license.
 

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All part 90 radios require a license. It is a common misconception that the "dot" radios don't need a license. Many "Dot" radios come pre-programmed with common business low power frequencies but they still require a license.

The FRS radios are Part 95 and don't need a license. The GMRS radios are Part 95 and DO need a license. The MURS radios are Part 95 and do not need a license. Each of these radios has a specific frequency(s), and bandwidth and power level as well as specifics as to who are eligible to use them. All of these radios are Type Accepted by the FCC and may only be used in bands (or frequencies) for which they have been type accepted.

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All part 90 radios require a license. It is a common misconception that the "dot" radios don't need a license. Many "Dot" radios come pre-programmed with common business low power frequencies but they still require a license.

The FRS radios are Part 95 and don't need a license. The GMRS radios are Part 95 and DO need a license. The MURS radios are Part 95 and do not need a license. Each of these radios has a specific frequency(s), and bandwidth and power level as well as specifics as to who are eligible to use them. All of these radios are Type Accepted by the FCC and may only be used in bands (or frequencies) for which they have been type accepted.

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Well, I guess that is the final word (unless anyone know of a way around that) thanks for the assistance everyone.

...

Actually one more question.

About how much is it to get a license and how long does it last?
 

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Just program in the 14 FRS frequencies and you'll be good to go. Don't worry about the higher power output as FRS is what it is. Anyone who gets worked up about using a commercial 4w handheld radio on FRS simply has nothing better to do.

Here's a list of frs frequencies and the Motorola Tone refernce.

1 462.5625
2 462.5875
3 462.6125
4 462.6375
5 462.6625
6 462.6875
7 462.7125
8 467.5625
9 467.5875
10 467.6125
11 467.6375
12 467.6625
13 467.6875
14 467.7125

Standardized FRS 'privacy' codes

PL Tones:

1 67.0
2 71.9
3 74.4
4 77.0
5 79.7
6 82.5
7 85.4
8 88.5
9 91.5
10 94.8
11 97.4
12 100.0
13 103.5
14 107.2
15 110.9
16 114.8
17 118.8
18 123.0
19 127.3
20 131.8
21 136.5
22 141.3
23 146.2
24 151.4
25 156.7
26 162.2
27 167.9
28 173.8
29 179.9
30 186.2
31 192.8
32 203.5
33 210.7
34 218.1
35 225.7
36 233.6
37 241.8
38 250.3

DPL:

39 023
40 025
41 026
42 031
43 032
44 043
45 047
46 051
47 054
48 065
49 071
50 072
51 073
52 074
53 114
54 115
55 116
56 125
57 131
58 132
59 134
60 143
61 152
62 155
63 156
64 162
65 165
66 172
67 174
68 205
69 223
70 226
71 243
72 244
73 245
74 251
75 261
76 263
77 265
78 271
79 306
80 311
81 315
82 331
83 343
84 346
85 351
86 364
87 365
88 371
89 411
90 412
91 413
92 423
93 431
94 432
95 445
96 464
97 465
98 466
99 503
100 506
101 516
102 532
103 546
104 565
105 606
106 612
107 624
108 627
109 631
110 632
111 654
112 662
113 664
114 703
115 712
116 723
117 731
118 732
119 734
120 743
121 754
 
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