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#1 donwienke

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 11:55 AM

so does anyone know of a licensed person using a uv-5r on gmrs frequencies, actually being prosecuted for this? asking for a friend. I know that you can use an hf rig on 11 meters if you hold a valid license to operate the unit on other frequencies and obey power restrictions. thanks 



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Posted 14 March 2018 - 01:33 PM

Is it legal? NO. Has anyone ever been prosecuted? Probably not. My own thought is use of a non certified radio on GMRS is probably not a primary offense. That is, the FCC is extremely unlikely to come after you for this reason alone. In fact, if the radio is operating properly there’s is no way anyone could tell it was not certified just by monitoring it. However, if the FCC had other reasons to go after you, like spurious transmissions, too much power, being a nuisance or other observable violations. Then, they would probably add a charge for use of a non-certified radio to whatever else they were pursuing.

That is 100% my personal view and does not reflect this site or, possibly, even my view tomorrow.
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:17 PM

so does anyone know of a licensed person using a uv-5r on gmrs frequencies, actually being prosecuted for this? asking for a friend. I know that you can use an hf rig on 11 meters if you hold a valid license to operate the unit on other frequencies and obey power restrictions. thanks

 

The FCC did not certify the UV5 for GMRS use and if the FCC were to see you doing this it is likely the may fine you due to the fact it is part of the FCC Part 95 rules.We here at mymrs.com try to inform members of the legality of such questions  not opinions.

 

No,it is not legal to use a HF rig on 11 meters no matter what license you hold.A HF radio is not type certified for 11 meter use and will go over the 4 watt limit imposed on the 11 meter band...William



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 02:50 AM

There's additional requirements laid out in Part 95 on transmitter characteristics; radios for other services are not required to (and usually do not) meet those requirements. 11 meters is regulated in the same way as GMRS on this: if it doesn't have Part 95 approval, it's not legal to operate on that band.

 

The UV-5R has no type acceptance whatsoever (not even Part 90 commercial use); it only has the required Part 15 certification needed for sale in the US, and is intended for use as a ham radio. How they were able to get widespread sale approved with the extended transmit range, who knows...



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 11:51 AM

after further research, I must yield. you are correct, about 11 meters. It's a shame, they are such a colorful group thank you for your input.



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 11:56 AM

If I'm reading the FCC certification correctly, the UV-5R is Part 90 approved and has been since 2012.  I'm basing this on the FCC OET's Equipment Authorization Search website, grantee ID ZP5. 

 

Of course, Part 90 isn't Part 95.  Since the GMRS-V1 is so cheap I don't know why folks don't just get that and avoid the worry.


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