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What is your GMRS call sign?

fenriswolf039

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 25, 2015
Messages
6
WQVH815

ATL610 on North Georgia GMRS Network
Linked repeaters and Zello connectivity covering Northern Georgia, parts of AL, SC and NC
 

superdeez

Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2017
Messages
10
WQZV241, just got my ticket, taking my technician test next weekend, so I'll hopefully have two callsigns then.
 
Joined
Aug 27, 2017
Messages
1
Location
Bracketville, Texas
Another Newb

WQZW588 here.

No active groups in my area or repeaters nearby. Just wanted to play with better gear and be legal. Eventually, will get in the study and testing time for a General, maybe even Tech license.
 

n1das

Member
Joined
Feb 17, 2003
Messages
1,287
Location
Nashua, NH
KAE9013 renewed...again! The turnaround time was about 24 hours or less. The fee was $70 and the license term under the new rules is 10 years.

Date Event
10/25/2017 Authorization Printed
10/25/2017 Application Granted
10/25/2017 Redlight Review Completed
10/24/2017 Payment Confirmed
10/24/2017 Renewal Only Received
 

W8UU

Member
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Nov 22, 2007
Messages
87
Location
Wellston Ohio USA
KAE-9978 Southeast Ohio

As you can tell by the call sign, I'm an old school GMRS user. I use one simplex frequency with a dedicated PL tone. Commercial grade base station and rooftop antenna here at the house and a handful of mobiles and portables. All of it Part 95 compliant. Local coverage for day to day stuff and we usually take the portables with us for camping and outdoor adventures. Very helpful when there is no cell coverage.
 

cpeeler

Newbie
Premium Subscriber
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
1
Location
Houston, Tx
My GMRS Liscense

If only for the official survey... My GMRS call sign is WQZN643. I had a previous license of WQNX941 but I let it lapse because I wasn't sure this radio service would be viable in the future. As some threads have discussed there isn't much in the way of new GMRS equipment. We have a choice of expensive new commercial radios or cheap old commercial radios that are difficult to get programming software for. Last, we can program HAM radios for GMRS but everyone knows that breaks several FCC refs.
 
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