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#1 WREN812

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 04:21 PM

Hello all, I’ve been a ham since 2002 so I’m familiar with radio. My wife doesn’t really want her ham license so this is a good alternative to have some radio fun with my wife. I’ve recently discovered allstar and been having a blast with that and making nodes. As most of you know there is a gmrs version of allstar or similar that I’m going to try real soon. I work out of state so talking with my wife out of state via a couple nodes will be super fun. The only thing that I’m curious on is ID’ing. Since the node will Id for us do we still have to both say the call sign?
Thanks and look forward to learning
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Posted 16 November 2019 - 08:47 PM

You always have to ID from the originating station every 15 minutes and at the end of your transition session. Same as ham, but an extra 5 minutes.

#3 WRAK968

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 06:39 PM

Hello all, I’ve been a ham since 2002 so I’m familiar with radio. My wife doesn’t really want her ham license so this is a good alternative to have some radio fun with my wife. I’ve recently discovered allstar and been having a blast with that and making nodes. As most of you know there is a gmrs version of allstar or similar that I’m going to try real soon. I work out of state so talking with my wife out of state via a couple nodes will be super fun. The only thing that I’m curious on is ID’ing. Since the node will Id for us do we still have to both say the call sign?
Thanks and look forward to learning
WREN812

Your best bet is to talk to Rich, the owner of the site. I believe he operates the server for the GMRS side. I know thats where my repeater is linked to. As for ID requirements, both of you would have to send the callsign out as you may still be talking over the airwaves. This ensures that users on both ends know you are licensed to be on the air and should there be a problem with equipment, can reach out to you with those concerns.



#4 RCM

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 11:32 AM

Hello all, I’ve been a ham since 2002 so I’m familiar with radio. My wife doesn’t really want her ham license so this is a good alternative to have some radio fun with my wife. I’ve recently discovered allstar and been having a blast with that and making nodes. As most of you know there is a gmrs version of allstar or similar that I’m going to try real soon. I work out of state so talking with my wife out of state via a couple nodes will be super fun. The only thing that I’m curious on is ID’ing. Since the node will Id for us do we still have to both say the call sign?
Thanks and look forward to learning
WREN812

 

Yes.



#5 WRAF213

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Posted 18 November 2019 - 03:10 PM

Each transmitter counts as a station and needs to identify, even operators with the same callsign. The exception is a private repeater where its only users are those covered under the repeater owner's callsign.






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