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My college uses a GMRS frequency for public safety

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BonziBuddy

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They're using a repeater on 462.6250, with DSC. I cannot find any records for them in the FCC database.

Is this legal?
 

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The repeater should ID itself every so often usually in morse code. Copy the call sign and look that up in the FCC database and see who the license belongs too. Though I've seen repeaters with fake call signs, its worth a try.
 

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I'm guessing they did not do their homework here.
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A lot of municipalities around the Metro Atlanta area are still licensed on GMRS via grandfather clause. None of them have any GMRS radio's, but they have the license.

Folks using the repeater should be ID'ing themselves if they are licensed or at least the base should.
 

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At least you can listen to them, enjoy it.

The college I am going to went to OpenSky (unmonitorable)
 

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If there were grandfathered, I think a license would still exist in the FCC database. The OP said he/she could not find a license.
I listed the only 2 ways that they could be operating legally!. The OP didn't give the name of the school or the license that he/she searched so we could help.
Other people threw that option out there as well.
Don't troll.
 
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I've started a thread in the NY section similar to this involving VACS using GMRS frequencies but it got closed cause it got out of hand.
 

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Program 462.625 into your scanners and I'm sure you will eventually hear them.

I have no idea how many watts they must be putting out... but I'm pretty sure it's a lot.

DSC code 411. Input is the standard 462.625 as per GMRS rules. If you can hit their repeater, you will hear them back... and no, it does not identify itself ever.
 
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