[chirp_users] Transmit UV5r to FRS

David weather at lightingunlimited.com
Sat Jun 22 17:50:38 PDT 2019


I have never had any luck using FRS radios. Things have very poor range. 
And I am talking about the FRS radios you can buy that only do FRS. 
Pretty worthless in my book. Anyone else have any luck with FRS radios?

I have moved on to GoTennaMESH they work way way better.

David

On 6/22/2019 6:51 PM, Gene McKnight via chirp_users wrote:
>
> Spencer, this is one of many of these emails. This email will be 
> followed by others.    Gene
>
>
> On Thursday, June 20, 2019, 11:02:57 PM CDT, D.J.J. Ring, Jr. 
> <n1ea at arrl.net> wrote:
>
>
> We also do not want to be accomplices in the commission of a crime.
>
>
>     §95.335   Operation of non-certified transmitters prohibited.
>
>
> https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=513d144496fe583b1100416953ca419f&mc=true&node=se47.5.95_1335&rgn=div8 
>
>
> GMRS and FRS regulations have changed, but unlicensed FRS does not 
> permit any radio that has a removable antenna.  Also radios have to be 
> certified under FCC Part 95.  UV-5R isn't on the list, and FCC is 
> planning on banning the import of any radio capable of being used on a 
> frequency that the unit is not licensed for.  That is if it isn't an 
> amateur radio, in the future any radio imported will only be able to 
> be used on amateur radio frequencies.
>
> Also in the near future, radios will not be legally allowed to be 
> manufactured, imported , or sold that can be used on BOTH GMRS and 
> FRS.  This is going to cause a problem for licensed amateur radio 
> operators  who own such radios, like I do:
>
>
>     §95.1791   Sales of GMRS/FRS combination radios prohibited.
>
> (a) Effective September 30, 2019, no person shall be permitted to 
> manufacture or import, sell or offer for sale any radio equipment 
> capable of operating under both this subpart (GMRS) and subpart B 
> (FRS) of this chapter.
>
>
> FRS allows 2 watts or less on channels 1 – 7 and the previously GMRS 
> only channels of 15 – 22, but only 0.5 watts on channels 8 – 14.
> GMRS licensees can use up to 50 watts, but there are somewhat 
> complicated restrictions and an FCC 10 year renewable license (good 
> for entire family) is needed. GMRS licensees can also operate on 8 
> additional repeater frequencies.
>
> The regulations for GMRS are quite complicated. 
> https://ecfr.io/Title-47/se47.5.95_11767
>
> I think the past practice of this group not to provide such 
> information to unlicensed persons is a wise one.
>
> 73
> David N1EA
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 4:48 PM Glenn At Home <glennervin at cableone.net 
> <mailto:glennervin at cableone.net>> wrote:
>
>     Let's not play police here.
>     I do believe that the FCC has allowed some of the FRS frequencies,
>     now up to 2 watts.
>     To answer the question, make sure the same frequencies are in the
>     column next to the receive column.
>     I don't recall if they are labeled RX and TX or what.
>     Glenn
>
>     *From:* John Wuest <mailto:jhwuest at gmail.com>
>     *Sent:* Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:42 PM
>     *To:* Discussion of CHIRP <mailto:chirp_users at intrepid.danplanet.com>
>     *Subject:* Re: [chirp_users] Transmit UV5r to FRS
>
>     Using your UV-5R on FRS frequencies will be a violation of Federal
>     Law. That radio is not, nor can not be, type accepted for that
>     service.
>
>     On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 4:25 PM Todd J. Unkefer
>     <tunkefer at gmail.com <mailto:tunkefer at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>         I can hear the FRS radios on their respective channels, I
>         cannot transmit on those respective channels. How can I enable
>         the transmit on chirp?
>
>         Thanks, in advance.
>
>         Todd
>
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