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#1 No24A

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:06 AM

Hello! I'm looking for a really good 2 way repeater ready GMRS radio. I'm fairly new to GMRS, and would like to get a good portable radio that are repeater ready. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! :)

#2 berkinet

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 07:41 PM

Are you looking for a handheld or a mobile?
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#3 No24A

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:07 PM

Looking mostly for a handheld, but eventually want to put a mobile in my vehicles as well.

#4 Logan5

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 08:31 PM

Most quality radios are offset capable, However for GMRS you might want to consider a radio radio is part95 certified and offset capable.


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Posted 03 December 2018 - 09:46 PM

Check out the Baofeng GMRS-V1 for a decent handheld radio. It's a pretty good radio for about $55 shipped from Amazon.

And, it's type accepted and therefore 100% legal.


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#6 No24A

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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:16 PM

Awesome! I'll check that one out. I'll also make sure to look for the Part 95 certification and offset capability. Thanks!
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Posted 03 December 2018 - 10:21 PM

Awesome! I'll check that one out. I'll also make sure to look for the Part 95 certification and offset capability. Thanks!

 

You could do like I do as well. When I'm in my car I hook my Handheld up to a mobile antenna, at least until you find a good mobile radio that you like.  



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Posted 04 December 2018 - 12:49 AM

Awesome! I'll check that one out. I'll also make sure to look for the Part 95 certification and offset capability. Thanks!

The GMRS-V1 has both, so you will be good to go there.


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#9 TonyAldo

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 12:19 PM

You could do like I do as well. When I'm in my car I hook my Handheld up to a mobile antenna, at least until you find a good mobile radio that you like.  

 

What antenna do you have?



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 06:52 AM

What antenna do you have?

@ TonyAldo

 

 Here is the antenna I use, I got the magnet base on it.

 

Comet FC-54NMO



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 02:47 PM

Check out the Baofeng GMRS-V1 for a decent handheld radio. It's a pretty good radio for about $55 shipped from Amazon.

And, it's type accepted and therefore 100% legal.

 

I know that the radio has repeater channels pre-programmed but how do I put the tones for the repeater in so that i can talk on it?



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Posted 20 January 2019 - 03:07 PM

I know that the radio has repeater channels pre-programmed but how do I put the tones for the repeater in so that i can talk on it?


CHIRP

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#13 RCM

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Posted 20 January 2019 - 03:07 PM

I know that the radio has repeater channels pre-programmed but how do I put the tones for the repeater in so that i can talk on it?

Page 47 in the manual: https://baofengtech....s-v1-manual.pdf

 

Or use CHIRP.



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Posted 07 February 2019 - 09:50 AM

I use Kenwood radios, TK380 series. Program software is free and they seem much better than the baofeng units. Nice thing is the software for the 380 also works on the 880 mobile radio, so I only use 1 program for all my radios.


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