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450~512 MHz or 400~470 MHz - Which one do I want ???


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#1 Glider

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:02 PM

Looking at the Kenwood TK-8180H radio.

It lists:

  • Frequency Range Type 1 - 450~512 MHz
  • Frequency Range Type 2 - 400~470 MHz

Which one would I want/need for full GMRS access and repeaters?

 

Sorry for the novice question.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:03 PM

I recommend 400-470 if you think you'll eventually get your Ham license or would like to monitor Ham.

If not then 450-512 is fine, but I've never had a need to go past 467.

They both work the same for GMRS since GMRS is just 462-467.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:11 PM

I recommend 400-470 if you think you'll eventually get your Ham license or would like to monitor Ham.

If not then 450-512 is fine, but I've never had a need to go past 467.

They both work the same for GMRS since GMRS is just 462-467.

Thank you so much - There is a guy selling new Kenwood TK-8180H Frequency Range Type 2 - 400~470 MHz for a decent price with Laird NMO mount and some weird antenna for what seems to be a very fair price.



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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:36 PM

even if you go w/range 1 the vco can be adjusted to go into 70cm ham.

my 880's and 8180's have both T-band and ham in them 440 - 482.


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Posted 18 April 2019 - 11:15 PM

While they will both TECHNICALLY work in the GMRS band, I believe the type 1 is Part-95 certified for use on GMRS, but the type 2 is not.

Check the FCC ID numbers of both.

 

Source:

Type 1 https://fccid.io/K4437313210

Type 2 https://fccid.io/K4437313220


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:51 AM

More good information - Love this place, so helpful. Thank You.



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Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:53 PM

I recommend 400-470 if you think you'll eventually get your Ham license or would like to monitor Ham.

If not then 450-512 is fine, but I've never had a need to go past 467.

They both work the same for GMRS since GMRS is just 462-467.

 

I second this comment!


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