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jlwilkers

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jlwilkers last won the day on October 20 2018

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    Columbus, Ohio
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    Amateur Radio: KD8DVR
    GMRS: WQWK521

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  1. The weight doesn't come off. I can verify this. I did, however, only start gaining weight after I renewed my license. Odd. Sent from my SM-A125U using Tapatalk
  2. In my area, I could hear an adjacent county's sheriff department on one of the MURS frequencies. This was confirmed by others hearing it too. I wrote the department a nice letter. The MURS frequency remained in use until they finally went to 800 mhz....a few years later. Sent from my SM-A125U using Tapatalk
  3. From what I understand, under chirp, the option to switch to wide is greyed out and so is the pl tone selection. Perhaps an owner of said radio could chime in. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  4. In this case, they are extremely poor quality. ...due to design flaws. Narrow band operation only...gmrs is wide band. Some channels have a hard coded pl tone, which cannot be changed. There are likely more....just forget them at the time. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  5. Word is, fees wont be effective until April. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  6. Power does not determine range. The antenna system does. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  7. Many amateur transceivers receive only a part 15 certification for their receivers. Evidently, rugged thought they could get away with that, too. Doesn't work that way for part 90 radios. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  8. Well....GMRS isn't a hobby. GMRS is a utility service. Most users use it for functional communications with family or a small, exclusive group. It isn't amateur radio, which *IS* a hobby. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  9. GMRS is a utility service. Typically, users only wish to communicate with others of their group. Amateur radio is a hobby service, where users wish to communicate with everyone. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  10. On a related note.. I'm hearing what sounds to be DMR on 462.6625 in Columbus. Definitely a repeater there, since I actually heard part of a CWID.... bold, since they are actually IDing, while using a digital mode. I have a pretty poor setup, no external antennas, so I'm not getting a solid copy. I have a DMR radio on that freq, so if they are actually DMR, i can hopefully pick them up if they're not running encrypted.
  11. Well, people were whining to release it...so they did. Firmware isn't ironed out yet. Expect a lot more updates. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  12. I'm in north Columbus. Can't hear anything. Sent from my SM-A102U using Tapatalk
  13. IMHO, They dropped it to be compliant with their FCC grant. They only got part 95 certification for a 2 watt radio. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  14. Bear in mind, both those radios mentioned are not part 95 certified and therefore are illegal to be used on gmrs. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
  15. No. You cannot use that radio at all on GMRS. It doesn't matter how you use it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
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