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#1 Dutch

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:10 AM

http://www.radioddit...t-version.html/

 

 

This HT is new to me and so far it seems to be a good radio....equal or better than the UV 5R and noticeably better than Cobra MRHH425.

My family has started a small radio net (there are only five of us) and  the GT3 trans/rec on a 21 mile leg was LC.

 

After lengthy transmissons the battery pack does get warm, but not hot.

 

Presently I am attempting to rig up a solar panel to work as a charger. 

The price of these HT's is so reasonable each of us could store an extra radio with the charging solar panels in an ammo can for emergency use.

 

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#2 PastorGary

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:57 AM

Dutch - Welcome to the forum. Thank you for registering and for posting.

 

 

 

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Disclaimer:  The staff at MyGMRS.com and the MyGMRS Forum has the responsibility to mention that according to the manufacturer, as of April 2014, that the radio model listed in this thread carries NO FCC Certification in any radio service. It is currently supplied for Amateur Radio use only, and until such time as the manufacturer applies for and receives certification in Part 90, Part 22, Part 95 or all, it is the radio user's decision alone, with any resulting consequences, to use this model in any US radio service except for Part 97. The review above is being allowed to remain in the forum because there is some obscure and limited internet evidence that the certification process between the manufacturer and the FCC may be starting or even underway. Thank you.

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 11:16 AM

Thank you  PastorGary

 

 

"The review above is being allowed to remain in the forum because there is some obscure and limited internet evidence that the certification process between the manufacturer and the FCC may be starting or even underway."

 

This 'certification process' is (to me) certainly confusing.

I wonder if it's because the technology moves at a faster pace then does the bureaucracy, or is there some other interest.

 

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:36 PM

Any time that a government agency is involved, things move very slowly... because bureaucrats love paperwork - otherwise they would be out of a job.  ;)

 

We have the model number listing on our watch list for any updating from the company. Hopefully it won't take too long.

 

 



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Posted 24 January 2015 - 09:38 PM

Does the GT3 MarkIII transmit out of the box on the UHF GMRS frequencies?

The reason I'm asking is because I purchased a Baofeng GT -3TP and it requires the computer program to open it up in the UHF portion for GMRS frequencies this presents a problem because I have only a Mac computer.

If the GT3 Mark III is ready to go out-of-the-box on UHF frequencies for GMRS I will purchase one.



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 05:58 AM

Hello, Joe, and welcome to the MyGMRS Forum.   As with most imports of this type, initial programming is required either manually from the panel or by PC based software. I am personally not familiar with this model, so we'll have to wait for someone who is familiar with it to reply.  I did a quick data search and could not find a mention of this radio being FCC certified for any US operation at this time - which leaves it open to Amateur use only. There has been some scuttlebut that they are attempting to get Part 90 certification, but as far as I can tell, even that has been delayed.

 

Perhaps others here may have more recent info....


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Posted 25 January 2015 - 12:03 PM

Thanks, good information. I do have the UV5R talkies they work quite well there's a bit of a learning curve on programming the radios but once you get it down it's not really that hard it's actually kind of fun.

 

Would like to purchase some of the other models just to play around with them some of the other models actually look a little nicer than the UV5R talking,

But of course I prefer for them to operate out of the box on all VHF and UHF frequencies for ham radio and/or GRMS.

 

And of course that was my original question is the GT3 ready to go out-of-the-box after of course the initial programming of either ham radio frequencies or GRMS channels/ frequencies, with the GT-3TP you have to open the transmit and receive via computer program, out of the box it will not operate on ham band or GRMS band/ frequencies, thats a bummer.






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