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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:30 AM

nice and informative forum folks. I still don't have my license application approved by FCC (applied only yesterday) but came to know my wife has ordered a btech gmrs v1 radio for me to get started.

Anyone with any experience or use this particular radio? Note I have no prior radio experience and looking to learn more about radio transmissions as a hobby. Thank you

https://baofengtech.com/gmrs-v1

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#2 Logan5

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:41 AM

Baofeng/Pofung makes good solid radios, this particular radio is designed to be GMRS Part 95 certified and I believe is a very wise choice for a beginner.


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Posted 18 June 2017 - 07:52 AM

Baofeng/Pofung makes good solid radios, this particular radio is designed to be GMRS Part 95 certified and I believe is a very wise choice for a beginner.


appreciate your quick reply. I am mildly aware that part95 cert radios are not very common on gmrs but why exactly is that the case? I am to the hobby and have a ton of newbie questions. Thanks

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Posted 18 June 2017 - 08:57 AM

Manufactures, have been slow to adopt and I am sure most question the financial benefit of such investment. I am glad pofung/baofeng did.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 07:35 AM

I got one a couple of weeks ago and am quite happy with it.



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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:55 PM

I received the radio is evening. Seems like a solid built unit. I've only listened to NOAA and some FM transmissions as I'm still waiting for my call sign. Radio seems a bit overwhelming for a true beginner

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 10:40 AM

I recommend getting high quality antenna for it too. I was testing my GMRS v1 out, and it wasn't getting a signal from my repeater. I put on the antenna from my TERA TR 505, and it worked so much better, even though the antennas are the same height!



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:23 PM

Reason some Baofeng radio antennas are defective and a fix video. https://youtu.be/MtnDvWGTKpk





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