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#1 harold95

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 03:59 PM

Hi 

just wanted to introduce myself. 

i'm new to gmrs, and have already learned some things involving it. i have been looking over the forum here, lots of good stuff.

i have tried to reach out to see if any one is out there on the air, but like most of the ham repeaters, no one is about, and most 

of the repeaters are no longer up and running.

i am also a ham operator, and enjoy the occasional rtty contest.

i have a tk-860 on order, and i should have most everything i need for mobile gmrs by the end of next week.

anyways....

 


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#2 PastorGary

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 04:17 PM

Welcome to the forum.   The TK860G is a fine radio and is easy to program with KPG59D software and an appropriate cable.

Keep us posted on your progress...



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Posted 26 February 2019 - 01:57 AM

Hi Harold, Welcome to the forum.
Be vewy vewy quiet.
I'm listening to my wadio!

#4 harold95

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 08:52 AM

HI GUYS. 

i got the antenna, and the programming cable and software, but still waiting on the radio. :)

i hope i can find someone on the air to talk at.

i am using my ham radio which does do gmrs, but its VERY quiet out there.



#5 Stwings

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Posted 08 March 2019 - 11:22 AM

Noob here myself, just got my license from the FCC earlier this week. WRCY432. I’m looking forward to learning more about the service from those with the experience. I’m running a Midland MXT115 with a 6db antenna.

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 09:45 PM

First:  Welcome to the hobby, welcome to the forum, and welcome to the community!  :D

 

Second:  The Midland MicroMobile have some issues you should be aware of.  

 

https://forums.mygmr...mxt400/?p=10934

 

In short, they're narrower than narrowband, and are operating on a wideband radio service.  Those running 25 kHz deviation will hear you very quietly, and those deviating near their limits on wideband transmitters will clip on yours.


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#7 harold95

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:55 PM

well i actually ended up getting 2 radios, a tk-860 and a tk-8160. both work good. the 860 is my base and the 8160 my mobile.i stayed away from midland.

did allot of reading before i ordered. decided old kenwood commercial radios (which i've always enjoyed) would be a good fit for me.


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 02:14 PM

Welcome to the group, I hope we have any answers you may seek!


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Just My $.02

 

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Posted 16 March 2019 - 10:59 PM

New to all these.I just received my GMRS licensed and got me a pair of midland GXT1000 . purpose for this device is for , in case of emergency, bug-out situation .The license covers family members . So my wife and I can use these radios ? do I need to register these radios to FCC?


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#10 PastorGary

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 04:40 AM

New to all these.I just received my GMRS licensed and got me a pair of midland GXT1000 . purpose for this device is for , in case of emergency, bug-out situation .The license covers family members . So my wife and I can use these radios ? do I need to register these radios to FCC?

Welcome to the Forum. There is no registration of equipment, however, as a licensed operator, you are responsible for the proper operation of the equipment that you own or that is used under your license.

Family members as listed in Part 95.1705 c 2:  "Any individual who holds an individual license may allow his or her immediate family members to operate his or her GMRS station or stations. Immediate family members are the licensee's spouse, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, parents, grandparents, stepparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and in-laws."



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Posted 17 March 2019 - 07:42 PM

...but, no "outlaws"... :lol:


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 10:22 PM

Hello, my name is Pierre and I'm new to GMRS. My call sign is WRDB805. I also have a ham radio Tech license, call sign KC3KUL. I just got my GMRS license and am trying to get into the game here. Trying to see what the GMRS presence is in the Pittsburgh area. I just bought a Baofeng GMRS-V1 and I'm eager to try it out on any local repeaters in the area. I'm looking forward to talking to some people and learning more about GMRS.
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Posted 26 March 2019 - 05:41 AM

New here as well. Learning all I can about GMRS while preparing to get my General HAM ticket. Purchased two of the GMRS-V1 HT from Baofeng last week since I expect most comms with family will be on simplex. We do have a few GMRS repeaters within 30 miles, so I'm hoping to get a chance to work those repeaters soon.


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Posted 01 April 2019 - 09:42 PM

Howdie all.

New to the forum from Nor Cal.
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 03:49 PM

Hi all, a newbie here, just got my GMRS Lic. Trying to learn all I can everyday about Ham and repeaters. I own a Midland micro mobile MXT 115 I don’t know much about yet and a few HT’s. I could use all the help I can get, it would be appreciated. I think this will be an interesting hobby.
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Posted 08 May 2019 - 06:09 PM

Hi new guys, You are entering an interesting and frustrating hobby. My first suggestion is to go thru the equipment reviews in this forum. Be sure of what your usage is BEFORE you buy! I didn't and it cost me $.

Keep in mind that the best way to keep this radio band from going the way of CB radio is for EVERYONE to adhere to the rules.

Welcome to the forum. Ask any question you want.

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Be vewy vewy quiet.
I'm listening to my wadio!

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Posted 22 July 2019 - 07:42 PM

Figured I would jump in and introduce myself.. Just got my GMRS license last week.. I'm in So.California and we lead a lot of large off-road runs and more and more people are buying the bubble pack/FRS type radios so I got my license in hopes that I would be able to get a radio that would allow me to talk to them all with a higher-power radio/larger antenna for more range so I'm hoping my GMRS-V1 will do the job.. I've also been looking for local GMRS repeaters to use for SHTF situations, but not finding much in the area..


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Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:44 PM

Figured I would jump in and introduce myself.. Just got my GMRS license last week.. I'm in So.California and we lead a lot of large off-road runs and more and more people are buying the bubble pack/FRS type radios so I got my license in hopes that I would be able to get a radio that would allow me to talk to them all with a higher-power radio/larger antenna for more range so I'm hoping my GMRS-V1 will do the job.. I've also been looking for local GMRS repeaters to use for SHTF situations, but not finding much in the area..

 

 

Welcome!  FRS and GMRS is getting really popular in the east coast offroad community too.  While the range is not great without elevation, the quality of UHF FM comms is top-notch. 

 

Its always good to have a common use radio for brown-fan moments.  It may seem like there are not many people out there, but as a former emergency comms person, you will be pretty surprised how crowded the channels get if something goes sideways.


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Posted 23 July 2019 - 03:22 PM

Keep in mind also that in a real SHTF situation, your local repeater(s) may also be off-line because of power failure. Even if they have battery backup it will only be good for a few hours. Likewise, an on-site generator might fail or run out of fuel...
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Posted 23 July 2019 - 05:44 PM

The repeater that I use runs on solar and battery for this reason :) 

Also, I'm new too, so welcome to all who are also newbies like me.  I found that everything was very quiet until I jumped on a local repeater - all it took was a radio check and met some (so far) great folks on air.
Don't give up if it seems quiet.  Simply announce occasionally that you are listening or ask for a radio check and you might very well find someone else lurking.


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