[chirp_users] Legal Frequencies?

Tom Hayward tom at tomh.us
Thu Sep 8 13:37:10 PDT 2016

On Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 1:29 PM, Dave Zoller <dzoller at reddevil.com> wrote:
> Thank you Steve, Bob & Tom, and to all others that read & reply.
> I’ve tried to do the research, but there is so much that is intuitive to you
> all who have worked with radios so long that is confusing to me.
> If I understand you & Tom (and what I’ve read) correctly: IF the BF-888S
> were certified for FMS, the frequency I choose would be okay to use? But the
> FCC has no way of knowing the actual model of radio used?

That's correct. One major giveaway that the radio is illegal would be
if you program it wrong, causing it to interfere with others. Note
that all FRS channels use NFM (12.5 KHz channels).

> I guess that’s a moot point though, what’s right is right and what’s not….
> it just isn’t.

Well, you started a thread about legality. I'm not going to lie to you.


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