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[DPRG] Re: FRS Radios

Subject: [DPRG] Re: FRS Radios
From: Dale Wheat dale at dalewheat.com
Date: Tue Jun 10 23:29:01 CDT 2003

Yeah, that was me  :)  I don't want to have to marry or officially employ
any of my robots, however.  Let's go 2.4GHz!  One of my future projects
(once my robot gracefully wanders in arcs) is video telemetry using an X-10
wireless camera.

Thanks,

Dale Wheat
http://dalewheat.com
(972) 486-1317
(800) 330-1915, access code 00

----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Ed Okerson" <eokerson at texasconnect.net>
To: "Tom Gralewicz" <mot at ieee.org>
Cc: <dprglist at dprg.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [DPRG] Re: FRS Radios


> I think we hit that one about 20 messages ago. :)
>
> Ed
>
> On Tue, 10 Jun 2003, Tom Gralewicz wrote:
>
> > Come on guys, you are missing the obvious:
> >
> > Use a text to speech synthesizer on the transmitter and a speech
> > recognition on the receiver.
> >
> > :-)
> >
> >
> > At 08:40 PM 6/10/2003 -0500, you wrote:
> > >Dang, I better keep an eye out for them black helicopters and put on my
> > >aluminum foil deflector beanie.
> > >
> > >If you dig way back to the beginning of this thread, we were exploring
the
> > >various options for inexpensive wireless data transmission. Someone
> > >mentioned the free after rebate FRS units at Fry's and I mentioned
these GPS
> > >/ FRS units and could transmit data GPS. We were already aware of the
legal
> > >issues, and I don't think any of us said, "hey, its illegal, but what
the
> > >heck."
> > >
> > >Have you ever participated in a brainstorming session? Part of the
reason
> > >they are so successful is that every idea imaginable is thrown out on
the
> > >table, no matter how silly. Once you run out of ideas, you weed out the
bad
> > >ones and go with what looks like it will work.
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >
> > > > 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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> >
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