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#1 wquu332

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 03:43 PM

I have asked another amateur friend of mine and did not get an answer that stopped my curiosity.  I am licensed in amateur radio call W5CKB and GMRS WQUU332.  I have been told however that amateur radio is for two way communication and not one way.  My question is can I transmit on an amateur radio frequency (2 meter) to my family which are all covered under my GMRS license and have them listen on that channel and transmit back on a GMRS frequency that I in turn listen in on.  Will this break the two way communication rule or is it ok?  



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Posted 18 September 2016 - 04:01 PM

Technically that would be a page…which would fall under the beacon category.


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Posted 18 September 2016 - 07:21 PM

That would technically not be allowed, but begs the question as to why bother? Just call them on GMRS to begin with.
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Posted 18 September 2016 - 07:44 PM

I have asked another amateur friend of mine and did not get an answer that stopped my curiosity.  I am licensed in amateur radio call W5CKB and GMRS WQUU332.  I have been told however that amateur radio is for two way communication and not one way.  My question is can I transmit on an amateur radio frequency (2 meter) to my family which are all covered under my GMRS license and have them listen on that channel and transmit back on a GMRS frequency that I in turn listen in on.  Will this break the two way communication rule or is it ok?  

 

Why go to all that trouble? You have to be within range of their GMRS radio to hear them, and they have to be within range of your 2M to hear you. If you try to accomplish this through someone's repeater in either or both directions, you'll probably incur the wrath of the owner(s) quite promptly.

 

Like Bill suggests, just use GMRS to communicate with your family members and be done with it.


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#5 XSevenSonata

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 06:38 PM

I suppose I can understand if one may be using a mobile unit that supports amateur and GMRS frequencies, but, doesn't have an amateur license to legally transmit on amateur frequencies and can only legally transmit on GMRS frequencies because of the callsign supporting multiple residents, but, an amateur repeater may be needed for them to receive the transmit due to range, power, or, other factors of GMRS. The sender (amateur user) may have the ability to receive the transmit of the GMRS user depending on equipment and factors. I'm not implying anything, I'm just stating "one" possible reason I can understand why someone would need to do that if they did. Or, similar situations.



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:45 PM

I have asked another amateur friend of mine and did not get an answer that stopped my curiosity. I am licensed in amateur radio call W5CKB and GMRS WQUU332. I have been told however that amateur radio is for two way communication and not one way. My question is can I transmit on an amateur radio frequency (2 meter) to my family which are all covered under my GMRS license and have them listen on that channel and transmit back on a GMRS frequency that I in turn listen in on. Will this break the two way communication rule or is it ok?

According to FCC 97.113(B), one-way Communications, such as you described are prohibited.

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#7 XSevenSonata

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:41 AM

How about cross band repeater? If the radio supports the GMRS. Although there's a possibility the radio isn't part 95 approved.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 09:15 AM

Not gonna fly any way you cut it. GMRS and amateur are separate services. Operations across multiple services are forbidden.

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