[chirp_users] Lighthouse Radio Network HELP!

Nigel A. Gunn G8IFF/W8IFF nigel at ngunn.net
Tue Jul 13 13:03:19 PDT 2021


Chirp you download from here:https://trac.chirp.danplanet.com/chirp_daily/LATEST/
 Can't send you the file as you didn't say which computer OS you were using.

To use GMRS, all of those users NOT in your immediate family (and you) will need to apply for a GMRS license from the FCC. GMRS is only for non-commercial use. You might be better looking at MURS. 

Whichever, you will need type approved, pre-programmed radios, not generic Baofengs or similar.

The rules seem somewhat undefined on repeater hardware except that you are limited to 50 watts.



> On 13/07/2021 14:34 Steve Lanwermeyer <capedecision at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>  
> Hello there!
> I represent a group that has been restoring the Cape Decision Lighthouse in southeast Alaska for the past twenty years, and one of our projects this summer is to establish a GMRS radio network on our property.
> The radios are all getting shipped to Alaska now, but the person who was going to help us program them is no longer available!  I am writing to see if anyone here might be willing to help us, potentially by writing and sending us the Chirp files needed to get us up and running.  There is no internet or cell coverage where we’re going, but I’ll have a brief opportunity this coming Friday to sit with the radios and a computer and Chirp before we leave for the lighthouse on Saturday.
> The system includes: 
> (3) Baofeng handhelds
> (1) Baofeng mobile base
> (1) Retivis repeater
> I can send send more details about makes and models and any other information you may require!  My hope is that someone on this list can can help ensure that the base station and handhelds and repeater can all communicate with each other with Chirp files I can easily upload into each radio.
> Please send word, and thanks so very much!  Happy to make a donation somewhere to get this done in time...  
> Thanks for your consideration!
> Steve
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