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Dual watch to scanning FRS radio


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On 1/5/2022 at 3:37 PM, n4gix said:

None of the professional software I use will run on anything other than a Windows PC.

Same here. For hobby use and SDR# software, I once tried Linux for programming, but that did not work as well as an older Windows 7 PC. For Motorola CPS, BCTools for Uniden scanners, and programming many types of dispatch consoles (Avtec, Gai-Tronics, Telex/Bosch Communications C-Soft), PC computers are required. Even my old Pro-2006 scanner needed Windows. I wonder if OP ended up buying a scanner for their specific use case?

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On 12/11/2021 at 8:47 PM, AJBelayer said:

I’m looking for a FRS (not GMRS due to license challenges) that has dual watch feature just like the boafeng and similar but licensed for FRS instead of GMRS, anyone know of any?


My youngest kid loves listening to the ham radio channels at field day and whatnot but he’s not yet old enough to understand id’ing and whatnot of more advanced radios/GMRS so I was hoping to find him one where he could talk to me on FRS but still listen to the ham radio VHF/UHF frequencies.  Not sure if something like that is even legal.


Any recommendations appreciated.

Wouxon makes an FRS radio which can have 128 “custom” receive only channels in the 400 to 470 mhz range. It’s around $100 on the Buy2way radios site.

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