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[DPRG] Re: FRS Radios

Subject: [DPRG] Re: FRS Radios
From: Dave Evartt davee at wehali.com
Date: Tue Jun 10 20:25:02 CDT 2003

In fact, the rino transmits on the GMRS service. licenses cost 75 dollars for
five years.

see: http://wireless.fcc.gov/services/personal/generalmobile/

 If you check the FCC site, the other party MUST be a relative or employee. This
is from the FCC, the only source that counts. If someone else makes a different
claim, be sure it is incorrect.

All this implies that Garmin is misrepresenting the device by even using the
word 'friends' on its website.

Stay on the safe side of the law and stick to a commercial product or get a ham
license. It is only a written test that any roboteer should be able to handle.


 Rodent wrote:

> Not true. Garmin sells FRS radios with a built-in GPS receiver that can
> transmit its position to another FRS / GPS unit. See
> http://www.garmin.com/products/rino/ in case you doubt it.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> > It is flat out illegal to transmit anything except voice on an FRS radio.
> DO
> > NOT DO IT. (sorry for the shouting) If you want to control a robot by
> radio
> > you either use the commercial radio links, or get your Amature Technician
> > leval liscence. You will then be able to use radios on 70cm, 2 meter, or 6
> > meter bands. There are sections of the band plans for all of them that are
> > intended for use with radio control. The tech liscence is very easy to
> get.
> > Go to Fry's and get the study guide, work through it a few times, and go
> > take the test.
>
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Regards,

Dave Evartt

Principal Robotics Engineer
Wehali Engineering - "The power of technology"
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