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#1 WRCR724

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 09:35 PM

Heard about this radio somewhere on the Facebook. Apparently it covers 400 to 470 MHz. Can't find much online about it but was wondering is anyone is using this for GMRS use. Trying to find out if it's even accepted for use in the GMRS service or not. 

 

Anyone have one? Thoughts? Anyone know if it's type accepted for GMRS? 

Thanks. 



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:20 PM


Look at part C.

https://www.law.corn...text/47/95.1761

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 04:52 AM

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#4 WRCR724

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 05:53 AM

Look at part C.

https://www.law.corn...text/47/95.1761


So since that radio is capable of operating in a band it was not designed to then it's not acceptable for GMRS use. Am I reading that right?

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Posted 03 July 2019 - 06:35 AM

So since that radio is capable of operating in a band it was not designed to then it's not acceptable for GMRS use. Am I reading that right?

 

Well, yes, but mostly no. That is to say, the real reason the FT-1907R is not legal for GMRS is contained in paragraph a)...

Each GMRS transmitter (a transmitter that operates or is intended to operate in the GMRS) must be certified...

 

Since the FT-1907R has not been certified, it cannot be legally used. Paragraph c) describes the reason the radio cannot be certified and applies to the manufacturer. But, it is paragraph (a) that is the part that concerns you, the operator.

 

I am sure there are many FT-1907Rs in use on GMRS. But, bottom line, the FT-1907R is not certified  for GMRS and therefore cannot be legally used in that service.


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 06:49 AM

Well, yes, but mostly no. That is to say, the real reason the FT-1907R is not legal for GMRS is contained in paragraph a)...

 

Since the FT-1907R has not been certified, it cannot be legally used. Paragraph c) describes the reason the radio cannot be certified and applies to the manufacturer. But, it is paragraph (a) that is the part that concerns you, the operator.

 

I am sure there are many FT-1907Rs in use on GMRS. But, bottom line, the FT-1907R is not certified  for GMRS and therefore cannot be legally used in that service.

 

 

Thanks! Out of curiosity, I am still trying to find out if it's certified for any service by the FCC. Just hard to find anything on it though.



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:18 AM

Thanks! Out of curiosity, I am still trying to find out if it's certified for any service by the FCC. Just hard to find anything on it though.

 

There is no mention of FCC certification in the manual and it is not listed on the FCC's website under Yaesu's Grantor Code AKH. So, it would seem that in the US this radio is only legal for Part-97 (Amateur Radio) use - for which no certification is required.  BTW, this radio is made in China and does not carry the CE Mark (Somewhat like the US UL Mark) and is therefore not available in Europe.


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Posted 03 July 2019 - 07:21 AM

There is no mention of FCC certification in the manual and it is not listed on the FCC's website under Yaesu's Grantor Code AKH. So, it would seem that in the US this radio is only legal for Part-97 (Amateur Radio) use - for which no certification is required.  BTW, this radio is made in China and does not carry the CE Mark (Somewhat like the US UL Mark) and is therefore not available in Europe.

 

I noticed the lack of FCC certification in the manual too. Would be nice to have a 55 watt UHF only radio for amateur use though. 


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Posted 06 July 2019 - 03:37 PM

The CS800 is a single-band UHF analog/DMR mobile radio with 45 watts on high power.

The CS800D is a dual-band V/U analog/DMR mobile version, with 55 watts VHF, 45 watts UHF.

 

The CS800D is available on a close-out sale for $199 and I just received one last week. After programming it will replace the CS800 currently in my car. The only reason for the fire-sale is that the newest version is now Part 90 certified which will allow CS to market in the commercial arena. They are wanting to clear out their existing inventory before the new versions arrive next month.

 

The CS800/D now supports up to 10,000 channels and up to 160,000 private contacts.

 

They also had the new BFD (Big Freaking Display) on sale during Hamvention for $199 and I snapped one of them up immediately! As you can see, the BFD truly lives up to it's name. Compare the BFD to the tiny amber display on the small front panel in the picture below bottom of the center console stack near the mic cables. The radio near the top is the control head for a TYT-7800 V/U analog for ham use.

 

 

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