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by RadioShooter
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Digital Handheld Scanner
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

Re: Digital Handheld Scanner

Just remember that scanner phone apps are based on someone monitoring the actual RF channels with a scanner or radio and sending audio to the web. During unrest situations, the apps servers can only monitor dispatchers. No real time tactical operations are permitted, although most of these would be ...
by RadioShooter
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:09 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: FCC Proposes Charging for Licenses.
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: FCC Proposes Charging for Licenses.

Seems the GMRS license is still $70.00 though for a ten year term it's not bad. Price might be lower by April.

RS
by RadioShooter
Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Cross Band Repeater in a box-solar powered w/battery backup
Replies: 4
Views: 1383

Re: Cross Band Repeater in a box-solar powered w/battery bac

Have you ran the unit to battery depletion? I am contemplating a similar setup with an 8 amp hour battery. If it is only good for 24 hours, then I need to rethink this approach.
by RadioShooter
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:26 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Motorola radio losing its programmation?
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Motorola radio losing its programmation?

It would be unusual to loose just one channel's parameters. I have seen radios programmed with simplex frequencies (radio to radio) that sound good tested in the front yard of the squad station. Later on, it is noticed that it won't key the repeater!! Usually the issue is a bad RF output transistor ...
by RadioShooter
Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Field Programmable VHF handheld radio... tips?
Replies: 2
Views: 910

Re: Field Programmable VHF handheld radio... tips?

By the book, Part 90 radios (for EMS, Fire, and Police) cannot be front panel programmable. Only amateur and Federal band units can be "legally" FPP capable. There are some units that are not sold as FPP in the 150-160 mhz bands, but as such in the Federal band (160-173 mhz) that can be set up for i...
by RadioShooter
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Question: Amateur Digital modes on VHF/UHF?
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Question: Amateur Digital modes on VHF/UHF?

What kind of License fees do you need to pay to Motorola for the DMR rig? Amatuer DMR radio and repeater use has no fee that I am aware of. You buy the repeater, coordinate it and put it on the air. DMARC has numerous chapters linking various repeaters. Are you talking about programming software fe...
by RadioShooter
Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Question: Amateur Digital modes on VHF/UHF?
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Question: Amateur Digital modes on VHF/UHF?

As soon as some DMR repeaters are up in my area, I am going to get one of the CSI 700 handheld DMR radios. DMR is more or less basic Mototrbo. The advantage is having multiple vendors making equipment. Hytera, Motorola, CSI, Kyocera, Kirisen, and soon Icom and Kenwood will be in the game. I understa...
by RadioShooter
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Asking for Elmer advice on Mobile Units
Replies: 25
Views: 5036

Re: Asking for Elmer advice on Mobile Units

I had a yaesu 8900 and could not wait to get rid of it. We have 6 meter repeaters here that would be linked in for a weekly net. That's the only time I'd ever hear anyone on them which is too bad because I really like that band. Repeaters aren't even necessary. The few people who would check in on ...
by RadioShooter
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Makeshift Ham Repeater
Replies: 35
Views: 9456

Re: Makeshift Ham Repeater

Actually, I was going to try setting up a dual band 2M/440 radio as a base (on a power supply), but setup on to cross band 446.050 to 146.550 mhz. Then using a Wouxun KG and a Baofing UV, I was going to set them to transmit on 441.500 and receive on 146.550 mhz. Now I have a repeater that needs no d...
by RadioShooter
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

Sorry. Off the wall after too many 72 hour weeks.

RS
by RadioShooter
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Random thoughts (BOV related)
Replies: 29
Views: 6660

Re: Random thoughts (BOV related)

Hi-lift jack - be sure your vehicle's bumpers can used as a lift point. There is a reason all auto tow trucks converted to wheel lift or roll back configurations. Bumpers can't take weight anymore. WInch - Had a Warn 8274 a long time ago and it was a good one. Recently, I have done well with a Pierc...
by RadioShooter
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Automotive tool checklist
Replies: 30
Views: 5230

Re: Automotive tool checklist

I keep a lot of stuff in a plastic tool box, including a meter, set of Inch/metric wrenches, sockets, wire strippers, crimpers, and pliers. Most of this stuff gets used on "regular" peoples cars rather than my own. Theres been times that a chain saw and cutting torch would have been handy. LOL..

RS
by RadioShooter
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

Since the OP was requesting whether he could use his Baofeng on GMRS/MURS, the answer by the book is no. But does the FCC care about things that don't cause interference from a known geographical position? There was interference on a two meter repeater input for about 4 years around the upper SC are...
by RadioShooter
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

Seems that the FCC ULS shows 47.420 mhz and 47.500 mhz as nationwide allocations with more than 2000 units for the American Red Cross. I know that local chapters use everything from state TRS systems to local UHF systems.

I guess the thread is fully hijacked now.

RS
by RadioShooter
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

My Motorola GP380 VHF is locked but not certified. My Baofeng UV-5RB is unlocked but certified. Is there any solution other than the Kobayshi Maru Scenio? Since keyboard programming is outlawed, only outlaws will have radios? I guess I am an radio outlaw. Is there any reason why some of the surivali...
by RadioShooter
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

Hope not, as using the Baofeng on those frequencies would be a big Federal no-no with big fines and jail time a possibility. And, of course, it would be against ZS rules too. Note to burst anyone bubbles, but the Baofeng UV-5R's and the Wouxun KG-UV's as sold in this country do not meet the rules f...
by RadioShooter
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: capturing a repeater code
Replies: 19
Views: 3097

Re: capturing a repeater code

Nope. Any radio that can be reprogrammed by the end user does not qualify and can only be programmed by the authorized Frequency Coordinator (or authorized vendor) for your region. If you're programming your own radios on the business band... that's a violation of FCC rules and the license. There a...
by RadioShooter
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Best band for comunications without repeater capability
Replies: 19
Views: 4348

Re: Best band for comunications without repeater capability

Just got my 6 meter mobile installed. Worked some repeaters, but haven't got to try simplex. It is an interesting band and does not have near the scratch patch areas as 2m/440. Since he in in VZ, he might not have access to low band or 6 meters.
by RadioShooter
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

The Baofeng are part 90 licensed devices... They are NOT legal on MURS There really ain't much that is legal on MURS. As a matter of fact, I don't know what the purpose of the switch to Part 95 of these freqs was for. It is definitely not a Multiple Use Radio Service. Too many rules and too few rad...
by RadioShooter
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

That is interesting. I tried the offset on the TMV-710 during supper. It only let me go 20 mhz. Might be a mode thing like the locked band and cross band setups. I am going bear hunting on Saturday and taking it with me. I am going to setup the TM-V7A into locked band repeat for the 145.170 repeater...
by RadioShooter
Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

Not knocking your UV-5RB but that's a pretty standard feature on just about every dual band radio I know of. It would be amazing if it couldn't do that. Are you sure about that? I have three Kenwood dual band mobiles and an Icom W32A. IIRC, the memory repeater offset frequency is limited to the rec...
by RadioShooter
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

You're paying a very little money to get a cheap radio that'll do what you need it to do for long enough to justify the price. Why try to make a federal case of the fact that it's not a top of the line radio from Vertex or Motorola? It's not supposed to be. Exactly! Got to work with my UV-5RB with ...
by RadioShooter
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Communications
Topic: Baofeng 5R+ questions
Replies: 86
Views: 19065

Re: Baofeng 5R+ questions

Just ordered one of the UV-5R with a 3800 ma battery to use with a Kenwood TM-V7A on locked band mode. I plan to transmit on 440 to the Kenwood, out on the 2 meter repeater freq, and receive the 2 meter repeater on its output freq as usual. The Kenwood will be a range extender of a sort. In the remo...
by RadioShooter
Thu Aug 01, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Civilian Rapid Intervention Kit
Replies: 52
Views: 9016

Re: Civilian Rapid Intervention Kit

You really don't need the CPR mask, at least not to current training. Isn't it compression only now?
I carry one in case of respiratory arrest due to near drowning or toxin shock?

RS

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