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#21 Hans

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:19 PM

I think that I'm going back to two tin cans and a long string...at least I know where I stand with that communications device. :ph34r:

 

At least until the "Emergency Tin Can and String Communications Act of 20xx" is passed...


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#22 PastorGary

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:34 AM

There has been a technical breakthrough in tin can communications technology that has doubled the range of this backup system. It's called - 30 pound test monofilament fishing line.  So. if anyone wishes to upgrade their system with more range and reliability over conventional string, this is the way to go...

 

https://www.ebay.com...s4AAOSwuspY94av

 

 

:D .......... :rolleyes: .......... :)


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 05:34 PM

New advances in VoTL* technology now make true broadband communications possible. See this product page from Amazon for more details.

*Voice over Taught Line
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:09 PM

:lol:


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 11:47 PM

ROFL!


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Posted 19 December 2017 - 02:13 PM

Excellent points from all concerned! LOL!!


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 04:05 AM

Well, here's my interpretation:
One goal of GMRS regulation is to ensure reliable communications between two parties, who are likely fairly close to each other. Mobiles and portables experience highly variable propagation, so adding a repeater effectively gives one side of the conversation coming from a transmitter similar to a fixed station. Fixed stations aren't subject to this propagation problem, so in this original use case for GMRS, a repeater shouldn't be necessary; it would only congest the GMRS channels further. Handhelds and mobiles, being close to the ground, should have shorter range than a fixed station, and a repeater should have longer range than a fixed station (to account for the variability of the portable/mobile stations). Since both fixed and repeater stations should have a long range, two channels would be in use over a fairly wide area. Therefore, it would be in the FCC's best interest to limit the number of channels being used by a single conversation with long range transmitters. While the rules may be confusing, or just outright weird or unfair, there's a logical explanation, and that's to maximize channel reuse (in theory).






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