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New Class-E CB Radio, more like rebranding.

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I have attached a radical Re-Banding and Re-Branding of two existing services. FRS would be Phased out and absorbed into the new service. And GMRS would be named something more appropriate and recognizable by the Public..

OKAY Roosters, sharpen your beaks and let the pecking begin :)

73,
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russbrill

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I have attached a radical Re-Banding and Re-Branding of two existing services. FRS would be Phased out and absorbed into the new service. And GMRS would be named something more appropriate and recognizable by the Public..

OKAY Roosters, sharpen your beaks and let the pecking begin :)

73,
Russ
My new Class-E service would have two types of Transceiver Certification. A Type-1 Certified radio can transmit on any channel including Repeater inputs (Duplex Mode), and can have an RF output up to 25 Watts. A Type-2 Certified radio can transmit on any Simplex (No RPTR Outputs or Inputs) channel with an RF output of no more than 5 Watts. Low power Type-2 radios can use external antennas. All existing FRS radios are to be classified as "Type-2" and grandfathered as Compliant.

I know I'm going to get static for Whacking 3 Repeater pairs. I monitor GMRS a lot in my area, and 90% of the traffic is Simplex. No more than one repeater has any activity on it. So, to be safe and fair, I left 5 pairs available and protected from Type-2 users.

I feel strongly that Repeaters should be licensed, but I'm not sure about individual 25 Watt users. I'm leaning towards keeping the High Powered users licensed.
 

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Russ seemed to be a nice guy, until someone recognized him at a radio convention and yelled, Hey! There's the guy who ruined GMRS and cost me a fortune in repeater expenses! Lets get him!!!! And he was caught and beat to death with sticks and RG-214 coax jumpers, it was not a pretty sight.

Why oh why did he do it? GMRS served so many people so well until that crazy proposal came out and wreaked everything. Why Russ, why????
 

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Russ seemed to be a nice guy, until someone recognized him at a radio convention and yelled, Hey! There's the guy who ruined GMRS and cost me a fortune in repeater expenses! Lets get him!!!! And he was caught and beat to death with sticks and coax jumpers, it was not a pretty sight.

Why oh why did he do it? GMRS served so many people so well until that crazy proposal came out and wreaked everything. Why Russ, why????
Ha ha ha, I love it... Well, to be honest the Feds kinda already ruined it.. You've got FRS users on Repeater outputs...
 

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Russ seemed to be a nice guy, until someone recognized him at a radio convention and yelled, Hey! There's the guy who ruined GMRS and cost me a fortune in repeater expenses! Lets get him!!!! And he was caught and beat to death with sticks and RG-214 coax jumpers, it was not a pretty sight.

Why oh why did he do it? GMRS served so many people so well until that crazy proposal came out and wreaked everything. Why Russ, why????
My Band Plan tries to give everyone what they want. More simplex, channels, moderate power (Not the Australian 5 watt B.S.) levels, and protected repeater outputs. All while staying within the existing allocated spectrum...
 

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Russ seemed to be a nice guy, until someone recognized him at a radio convention and yelled, Hey! There's the guy who ruined GMRS and cost me a fortune in repeater expenses! Lets get him!!!! And he was caught and beat to death with sticks and RG-214 coax jumpers, it was not a pretty sight.

Why oh why did he do it? GMRS served so many people so well until that crazy proposal came out and wreaked everything. Why Russ, why????
FYI: The FCC has a witness protection program similar to DOJ's :)
 

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Russ seemed to be a nice guy, until someone recognized him at a radio convention and yelled, Hey! There's the guy who ruined GMRS and cost me a fortune in repeater expenses! Lets get him!!!! And he was caught and beat to death with sticks and RG-214 coax jumpers, it was not a pretty sight.

Why oh why did he do it? GMRS served so many people so well until that crazy proposal came out and wreaked everything. Why Russ, why????
Hey PRC,

You might find this an interesting read https://repository.uchastings.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2392&context=hastings_law_journal … Goes to show you how CRAZY things were back then, I'm glad I missed out......

73,
Russ
 
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