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Elkhunter521

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  1. Hi, the GMRS V-1 radio was originally sold as a 5 watt radio. I have 2, and they put out a measured 3.7 and 3.4 watts. I'm not sure why but they (Btech) changed their adversing to 2 watts. I suspect they were advised by the FCC to change their radios.
  2. Would advertising make them admit they were wrong? Or would they just change and NOT mention it?
  3. Consider this comment as food for thought. I've noticed some interest in HT radios with higher tx wattage. As these are held occasionally as a phone, against one's head, how desirable is a 10 watt HT? Even held 6 to 8 inches from your mouth is 10 watts safe?
  4. This forum has multiple reviews on both the Btech, and the Midland. PLEASE read them before you spend your money.
  5. Changing GMRS from wide to narrow band would be an easy way to get rid of GMRS completely. The elimination of wide band radios and repeaters would leave most serious GMRS users discouraged with the thought of replacing their equipment. The FCC could use the argument that as both FRS & GMRS share frequencies they should both use the same band width. The reduction in usage would justify eliminating both radio services. Just saying. Keith T
  6. Hmm Marc, does your house look like a porcupine? Just asking.
  7. The better midland FRS (used to be GMRS) are a decent 2 watt narrow band ht. I doubt a 5 watt (putting out an actual 3.8 to 4 watts) GMRS HT will perform much better without a significant antenna change. Present the radios as a communication device. If the kids think they are toys, thats all they will ever be. Adding a family licence package down the road along with a base station would still be an option. Keith T
  8. Can you program PL tones from the front panel?
  9. Hi, Keith here. Im in Washougal Wa. Just East across the river from Portland Or . The good side of the river. You will do best if you can mount your antenna in the center of a 61/2 in of metal that is well grounded
  10. Hi, Im using 2" pvc pipe mounted on a pivot mount on my hunting trailer (16 x 7 ) enclosed cargo trailer. This pipe is 20 ft long. A 10 ft piece of 11/2 in.pipe extends this mast to 30 ft above ground. One of these for a gmrs repeater and one for CB. On opposite corners of the trailer.
  11. Hi, I live in SW Washington state, just accross the river and a little east of Portland OR. Almost all gmrs traffic I hear is simplex and mainly construction companies for traffic control. There is one factory on ch 18, also simplex. The only other usage is during hunting season. Beside mine (mobile) there are several repeaters poping up but well inside the national forest, Pinchot Gifford.
  12. In the case of someone that either has no fcc license, or at most, a license that you get for a $70 check (no testing) a CB has better range, especially in the hills. It is also cheaper, but no CB fits in your pocket. In a vehicle, both are good.
  13. OK, done Whining. Please, before you spend a dime on equipment, read the reviews on equipment in other parts of this forum. It will save you money.
  14. Hi David. Welcome to this forum. I understand your distaste for CB radio. Unfortunately CB frequencies are better than ANY UHF frequencies. Especially for family comuications. The FCC has completly ignored their responsibilities in enforcing their own laws.
  15. Gawd I hate politicians!!!! They tell me what radios i can use. The tell me what guns i can own (i know, not for this forum) But damnit, I dont hurt people I dont tell people what to think. Why cant Politicans just leave me alone!, Ok, thxank you for letting me vent! If thes dialog is innapropiate for this forum. PLEASE DELETE IT.
  16. Then, at 60 mph, what mic were you using? My truck has 4 mics. 6 meter, 11 meter (cb) 2 meter / 70cm Gmrs
  17. Wow, The cops are the good guys.............. unless they are busting me! Depending on the state your in, If you have a license for the radio being used, ypur probaly OK.
  18. Maybe this would explain my social problems.....?
  19. What happens to brain cells when a 10watt hh radio is used, held up to the ear..?
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