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#1 mmagic4u

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 12:12 AM

Can you use a hotspot on GMRS frequencies?



#2 BoxCar

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 06:02 AM

Not directly if your intent is to provide Internet. You need a modem and that limits speed. Then you run up against the reporting requirement along with the limits of your radio's duty cycle.


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Posted 30 October 2020 - 07:48 AM

No. Other than for short packets for particular purposes, digital mode is not allowed.

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 08:27 AM

Can you use a hotspot on GMRS frequencies?

I think the closest thing to what you're asking is a "simplex node" connected to the linked GMRS repeater network.

 

For an example have a look here. It looks like a modified Baofeng BF-888S UHF radio was used. These radios go for $15 or less on-line.

 

https://gmrs1.yolasite.com/



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Posted 30 October 2020 - 09:24 AM

Editor's note, the linked site runs a network that runs against FCC rules. Furthermore, they have been contacting our network users to try to bring them over to their network, sometimes by offering help and logging into their node and switching them over. I strongly recommend you steer clear of them, and certainly we won't tolerate cross-linking between the two networks as it has caused problems.

 

I think the closest thing to what you're asking is a "simplex node" connected to the linked GMRS repeater network.

 

For an example have a look here. It looks like a modified Baofeng BF-888S UHF radio was used. These radios go for $15 or less on-line.

 

https://gmrs1.yolasite.com/


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#6 Lscott

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Posted 30 October 2020 - 10:05 AM

Editor's note, the linked site runs a network that runs against FCC rules. Furthermore, they have been contacting our network users to try to bring them over to their network, sometimes by offering help and logging into their node and switching them over. I strongly recommend you steer clear of them, and certainly we won't tolerate cross-linking between the two networks as it has caused problems.

Just for my info what FCC rules are they violating?



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Posted 30 October 2020 - 11:35 AM

Just for my info what FCC rules are they violating?

 

They are selling modified Part 90 Baofeng radios (poor quality ones at that) as the simplex transmitter. That's in violation of the Part 95 certification requirements, for one.

 

I also don't know the legality of holding bingo over the air, which it looks like they removed mention of on the website. I don't recall if they were playing for a cash prize or if it was just "for fun" but that brings interstate gambling rules into question.


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