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#1 fremont

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:27 PM

How common is it for a manufacturer to make mobile radios in both GMRS and VHF/UHF that are the exact same dimensions so I can buy two radios but only do one bracket?



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Posted 22 November 2020 - 04:42 PM

Well, if you do research right, you could get Kenwood 7180 and 8180, giving you VHF and UHF in the same style radio. This would give you VHF and UHF with GMRS and MURS. There is also an additional kit if I remember which would connect both radio decks to one faceplate so it would look like one radio doing both VHF and UHF.

 

And note there are several Kenwood radios that can do this sort of thing.


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#3 STTScott

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 05:04 AM

Way I understand it (along with antennas), you can get a radio than can receivet both GMRS and Ham stations, you can't transmit on both equally. So it's basically a choice you have to make to be active in and be able transmit:  Either GMS/FMS or Ham (which egen with GMRS you'd need a separate license for that and Ham frequency transmissions)

 

Again, that's the way I understand it. Feel free to correct me.



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Posted 27 November 2020 - 08:22 AM

CCR Manufacturers is doing that all of their product are unrestricted you can buy a radio advertised as HAM radio but it can TX/RX from marine bands and beyond.



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Posted 27 November 2020 - 10:03 AM

While that has been the case, the recent post on this forum regarding FCC action against Rugged Radios for selling and programming radios with non-compliant capabilities may be a hint of what is to come. I am amazed at how lax the FCC has been on this subject.

It should be noted that despite what your hardware is capable of doing (whether thru manufacture oversight or intent) the use of any frequency is legally allowed only when you personally operate in compliance with the FCC rules. If the FCC requires you have hold a license, you must hold a license. If rules say you must use equipment with certain certifications then you are responsible for making sure you are using equipment so certified.

I am well aware that many do not abide by the rules. It is hard to feel sorry for the person that intentionally disregards them and gets caught. I would hate to be the guy the FCC makes an example of.

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CCR Manufacturer is doing that all of their product are unrestricted you can buy a radio advertised as HAM radio but it can TX/RX from marine bands and beyond.



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#6 AdmiralCochrane

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 09:56 AM

The problem is our free open society where each individual is expected to abide by the rules/laws.  As such, at least at the present, for individuals, OWNING or MAKING an all band transceiver or transmitter is legal, the crime is transmitting on a frequency which you are not licensed to use or in the restricted bands, transmitting with non-type approved transmitters. A second problem comes with enforcement, foxhunting a transmitter is not difficult, but actually witnessing illegal transmitting could become harder on the FCC if someone appeals it high enough.  In my mind it might be part of the reason for lax enforcement 



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Posted 28 November 2020 - 09:30 PM

I bought both used 7180 and 8180 plus programming software.  Thanks for the assist.  We'll see how it goes.


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Posted 02 December 2020 - 06:29 AM

I believe he was asking if there is a manufacturer that makes the two radios to fit a single bracket, if I am correct... Which is quite legal... The FCC doesn't mind how one mounts the radios, but the way in which they are operated (once again, if I am correct).


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Posted 02 December 2020 - 06:41 AM

How common is it for a manufacturer to make mobile radios in both GMRS and VHF/UHF that are the exact same dimensions so I can buy two radios but only do one bracket?


Wouxun’s new 1000G radio I believe uses same electronics and chassis as one of their KG-UV900 series amateur radios. Explore BuyTwoWayRadios.com and you should be able to confirm.


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