A colleague mentioned something recently that was quite interesting - to be utilized in the event of an emergency.
If a person has a radio that is usually used with a GMRS repeater and the repeater goes down during bad weather or a natural disaster, how would that person be able to use that radio in an emergency if it is only programmed for the repeater?
The repeater owner or a designated alternate could have a MOBILE radio programmed just like the repeater, so it could be used to receive a repeater-only mobile.
The pseudo-repeater mobile radio would be programmed to receive on the 467 frequency and transmit on the 462 frequency. That way, the person who would be attempting to hit the repeater that failed, would still be able to communicate with someone in an emergency.
Has anyone done this in your own applications? [ This would probably fall under 47CFR95.143 ] .