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#1 WRCL964

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:30 PM

https://apps.fcc.gov...c_id=POD-GMRS25

 

Anyone else hear any details about this?  It appears to have about 15W on GMRS and possibly repeater capable, based on the FCC grant.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:37 PM

That is a very nice looking radio!

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 03:45 PM

Here is a link to the manual:
https://apps.fcc.gov...html?id=4088274

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 05:32 PM

Thank you.  Max Power actually looks like 25W on GMRS channels.  I was just hoping it was a new handheld and not a mobile unit.



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 06:57 PM

Full list of documents, https://fccid.io/POD-GMRS25

Other TYT stuff under POD, https://fccid.io/POD

There is an FRS in that list... 12-4-2018?

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:36 PM

That is indeed, a very neat looking little radio! It's rated as being waterproof too, and the advertising specifically mentions using it on motorcycles and ATVs.

I wonder if the low power setting can be adjusted to 2 watts for MURS?

 

Btw, the manual specifically states that it does offset for repeater operation.


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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:02 PM

It's a TYT model that has been all over. The original has a WP version (water proof) and a regular version. I've used them and heard them being used (pre-95 certification). They aren't bad little radios, IMHO.

It looks to me like they just submitted it for certification with little, if any, modification.
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 10:04 PM

I wonder if the low power setting can be adjusted to 2 watts for MURS?


AFAIK, its certification is for 95e... GMRS. That wouldn't cover MURS.

Everybody I've known running these pre-95e have MURS programmed in them at 5 watts.
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Posted 17 December 2018 - 11:47 PM

AFAIK, its certification is for 95e... GMRS. That wouldn't cover MURS.

Everybody I've known running these pre-95e have MURS programmed in them at 5 watts.

Oh, I didn't notice that part. Oh well.



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:12 PM

I wonder if the low power setting can be adjusted to 2 watts for MURS?

Although a "dual band" radio, I don't think it supports VHF frequencies...

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 04:30 PM

Although a "dual band" radio, I don't think it supports VHF frequencies...


The original does and I'd bet that the new one does as well. They didn't even bother to repaint the case to some other model name.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 08:19 PM

Odd then that nothing but GMRS UHF channels are listed...

Even more odd is that the wrong emissions designator is listed: 14K5F3E

That should be 14K4F3E


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 11:22 PM

I can't verify until I have one in my paws but my guess is that it will be possible to program it up; VHF included.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 01:26 PM

I'm thinkin' it came out of the BaoFeng factory.  There's a lot of their gear out there with other names on it.



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Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:02 PM

I missed this thread, but just found it after searching  for 95E mobile radio grants, and seeing the TYT-GMRS25 or TYT TH-8600 V1.4 GMRS. I saw a post on "Amateur Radio News"  by Xiao low-cost dated 1 Dec 2018 about the radio. That post lists the bandwidth at 25Khz, wideband  16K0F3E. I do not believe that could be correct for all the frequencies that it can xmit on because the interstitial channels with 5w limit are narrow 12.5Khz, and the 50w limit GMRS channels are 20Khz (medium??) under the recent changes. I sure like the idea of a currently-produced competitor for the Midland MXTs, especially if it is IP67 rated! I wish TYT would take similar action with one of their IP67 HTs (like one of their "rugged" DMR HTs, with the digital portion "disabled" for Part 95E.



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Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:34 PM

I can't verify until I have one in my paws but my guess is that it will be possible to program it up; VHF included.

 

I'm quoting myself because I have experienced another data point since my post. We had a TYT TH-8600 here that was firmware locked to 2m and 70cm only. As such, I am changing my guess and say that any future part specific units based on the TYT TH-8600 will likely be locked to their appropriate frequency range if they enter the country legally. This will likely be firmware fixed so that it will require a firmware downgrade to change it.



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Posted 04 March 2019 - 02:11 PM

I emailed TYT about this radio.

I got a response late last night (from China) who put me in touch with the vendor for the US.

I got a response from him stating that they are in stock able to be sold, but are not being marketed yet. I did request to be put in touch with a sales rep.

Will see how it goes.

Big questions will be in regards to be able to TX and RX on different tones as is a problem with the only other GMRS radio out there.

Will update.
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Posted 04 March 2019 - 07:59 PM

I talked to Rugged Radios today.

The GMRS 25 has the following specs, according to the sales person.

IP67 rating
RX and TX tone selective
25khz bandwidth
Field - microphone control - programmable
They have them for sale, though have not directly marketed them yet.
$250

The price seems steep to me, but for a person like myself who just wants to have a radio that works, and doesn't want to mess with things too much, it might be worth it.

I am considering getting one in the near future, as I don't have any radios yet and just got my license. I have been searching for a while now.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:13 PM

Rugged Radios is a complete rip off. I would never buy anything from them, the radios they sell are rebranded CCRs with a ridiculous markup.
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Posted 12 March 2019 - 05:34 PM

Rugged Radios is a complete rip off. I would never buy anything from them, the radios they sell are rebranded CCRs with a ridiculous markup.

 

Indeed. I agree.


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