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#41 mire

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Posted 14 September 2019 - 06:29 AM

This is a pretty common practice.... flaggers,, framers, etc. using FRS and GMRS blister pack radios. There's a lot of construction going on where the old Denver University hospital used to be between 8th and 9th going north/south and Colorado and Bellaire going east/west, plus several shops being renovated along 8th, and all those crews are using them. A few are using MURS and some sort of crew somewhere a bit further out has been running 151.505, so VHF isn't dead.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 08:50 PM

https://www.amazon.c...y/dp/B07J2DGCLT

 

DeWalt and others are selling FRS as "license-free business radios" now...

 

Edit:  Cobra too.


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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:06 PM

That's going to end up getting people in legal trouble (maybe?). While the FRS frequencies are shared, the GMRS frequencies are not, and those radios definitely operate on the GMRS frequencies.

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Posted 01 October 2019 - 09:10 PM

FRS and GMRS use the same frequencies, though.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 10:26 AM

For the most part, yes. Though 8 through 14 are exclusively FRS and the GMRS repeater inputs are between those dedicated FRS frequencies.

Power and radio type are (for the most part) the only significant characteristics that set them apart from each other.

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 07:55 PM

For the most part, yes. Though 8 through 14 are exclusively FRS and the GMRS repeater inputs are between those dedicated FRS frequencies.

Power and radio type are (for the most part) the only significant characteristics that set them apart from each other.

 

That's from the old rules. There are now no longer exclusive FRS channels. There are only exclusive GMRS repeater inputs. The 22 simplex channels of both FRS and GMRS are all the same frequencies now.

 

https://www.law.corn.../text/47/95.563

 

§ 95.563 FRS channels.

The FRS is allotted 22 channels, each having a channel bandwidth of 12.5 kHz. All of the FRS channels are also allotted to the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) on a shared basis. The FRS channel center frequencies are set forth in the following table:

 

https://www.law.corn...text/47/95.1763

 

§ 95.1763 GMRS channels.

The GMRS is allotted 30 channels - 16 main channels and 14 interstitial channels. GMRS stations may transmit on any of the channels as indicated below.


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:27 PM

That's from the old rules. There are now no longer exclusive FRS channels. There are only exclusive GMRS repeater inputs. The 22 simplex channels of both FRS and GMRS are all the same frequencies now.

 

 

Thanks.... I forgot.  Old habits die hard.  LOL


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Posted 02 October 2019 - 09:51 PM

Thanks.... I forgot.  Old habits die hard.  LOL

 

It happens to me all of the time. :lol:


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 01:48 AM

https://www.amazon.c...y/dp/B07J2DGCLT
 
DeWalt and others are selling FRS as "license-free business radios" now...
 
Edit:  Cobra too.


DeWalt makes two-way radios? Or markets them, anyhow? I might have to buy one just on principle.
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Posted 06 October 2019 - 06:33 PM

I got a company in my area that uses 462.600 for there yard staff moving trailers around .....Guess they cant afford business radios  :lol:






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