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[DPRG] Re: FRS Radios

Subject: [DPRG] Re: FRS Radios
From: Dave Evartt davee at wehali.com
Date: Tue Jun 10 20:29:01 CDT 2003

>From the spec page itself: Channels: 22 (1-14 FRS, 15-22 GMRS*)
If you DO read the specs, you will see a footnote at the botteom stating that GMRS
requires a license.

nuf said.


Bill Boyer wrote:

> Re-read the specs --
>
> http://www.garmin.com/products/rino/spec.html
>
> "**Location sending/receiving only available on FRS channels. Minimum
> time between updates is 10 seconds as specified by FCC."
>
> The GPS data are not sent on GMRS frequencies, which require a license
> anyway.
>
> Since these are very simple radios and the GPS data are sent when you
> press the TALK or CALL keys and only sent to other units on the same
> channel, I doubt they have some secret non-FRS frequency they use.
>
> > The GPS beacon is not transmitted on the FRS frequencies. It is transmitted on a
> > seperate, non FRS frequency. Exactly what that is I don't know. But if you read
> > the specs for the device it says so.  Technicaly, it is even illegal to hook up
> > a microphone to the FRS trancievers. One of the reasons most FRS radios don't
> > have microphone and speaker jacks.
> >
> > Honestly, Hams have thought of doing it for APRS for years, but since we don't
> > want to lose our licenses, pay the 25,000 dollar fine and maybe go to jail, we
> > tend to refrain from doing it.
>
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Dave Evartt

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