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Questions for a newbie

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campsteag

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Ok so I have been trying to find out what I need to do to use my UHF radio system. Basically I want 2 frequencies for a repeater 451.4125 in and 452.4600 for out or atleast something along those lines. I have contacted the FCC many times reaching no conclusion. The system will be for a seasonal business, winter is plowing, summer is landscaping. My location is Fort Wayne, Indiana. Absolutely ANY help will be greatly appreciated as dealing with the government has been hair wrenching.

Thank You,
Tyler
 

KK4ELO

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First off, those freqs wont work if your going to use a repeater. Uhf freqs normally have to be a 5 Mhz split for seperation i believe. So your pair would need to be something like 456.XXXX into the repeater and 451.XXXX out. Your beat bet is to find a local radio shop around your area and talk to them. Usually they have systems you can rent or they can hook you up with the info you need to do your own i.e. licensing, repeater pair coordination, etc.
 

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The thing is, you don't really get a say in the frequencies you use.
The first step is to get with a frequency coordinator. Do a search for radio licensing coordination. They are private companies. There are lots of them out there with varying prices. You can explain to them that that are the frequencies the repeater is already on and you'd like to keep them if possible but there's a good chance they won't let you keep them, especially if that box came from somewhere locally.

Anyway, once you have been coordinated, you can send in the paperwork you are given with your FCC part 90 business pool license application and wait for a decision. If you're new to the whole radio thing, you might have your coordinator also help you with the license.
 
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