"I've never seen a UV-5R that didn't have a FCC-ID number on it…I've seen some with Part 90 stickers on them however that doesn't actually matter"
Just the reverse...I have only seen a couple that had valid fcc stickers....most of them have the cmiit id numbers(China). It all goes back to the "is it valid in part 95" war. While the uv5r is part 90 with the right sticker, I think part 95.655 makes it quite clear that the fcc will not approve any radio if it has ham/mars capability. But it will never stop them. And if or when everything goes south will it matter.
The search and rescue group got off the freq with 24hrs of having the rules explained to them...took awhile to get all parties notified.
My whole goal for the two repeaters was to get something that the backwoods families can use for ecom/comm. We are a very rural mountainous area, with many that have nothing or depend on a single cell tower. I went with Bridgecomm for the two repeaters just to get the part 95, so I would have a leg to stand on (not do as I say, not as I do) Luckly the user licensee is responsible for his/her equipment.
My thanks for all of the input above, it re-afirmed what I thought to be correct.