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#1 krvw


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:08 PM

One of the things that appeals to me about GMRS (vs. ham) is that family members can lawfully make use of my license (WRFC318).


Now, my question is this: When a family member is using it, how should they identify themselves? Say, for example, I'm talking with my wife over the local repeater. I sign in/off using my call sign, but what should she use? WRFC318-2?







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Posted 20 February 2020 - 01:22 PM

Check our this topic... https://forums.mygmr...d-requirements/
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Posted 20 February 2020 - 02:56 PM

how should they identify themselves? WRFC318-2?


Hey Ken, what berkinet posted is a great resource. Myself I usually will just give the callsign that way they don't have to worry about it. I'll simply call them by their name rather than a unit number. But either or is acceptable.

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:29 PM

A local family here will give the call sign and then “green fox this is chicken fox. Come in green fox.”

The other daughters are little fox and baby fox.

I like the idea of using phonetic initials, although it would not work for my brother and me. We have the same initials. In that case we might be Sierra 1 and Sierra 2.

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