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    Which Radio ?

    I wrote a long thing on this a while ago if you search through this forum. Some key points for your specific question... 1) Always buy what your buddies have. If you travel in a group just get what they have for a service (FRS, GMRS, CB, Ham) as it will work for talking to them. This ensures...
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    Dual band HAM radio options, narrowing the choices

    Don’t forget Hf APRS. There are a couple variations. It has a bigger foot print and will be heard in places VHF will not. You can do messages and such with it as well. You do need a license which gives you privileges on 30m though. In the US that is a General Class ticket. Sent from my iPhone...
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    Recommendation on VIC mounted GMRS radio

    The Midland radios are very small, all programmed and easily installed. If time is a thing I’d look at that. They can be screwed to the console or dash or even under your seat. As for ham tests, ping the ARRL. Depending on your country of work you may find there are VEs in country and nearby...
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    Anyone use HAM 20M or 40M HF?

    Just mount an HF to the truck and it works well. I had. Tarheel 75 but will probably go with something more robust. My hold up is having cash for a bumper as I think I will upgrade the rear bumper to metal and attach an antenna there. The trailer hitch bumper seems a bit to low to me. Sent...
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    Anyone use HAM 20M or 40M HF?

    I used to run 80-1296 in my old truck. Now just VHF/UHF. Life got in the way of putting HF back in full time. I gotta be honest, 40m mobile will out do 2m Mobile for making random contacts off the beaten path. There are some great mobile nets on the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast that help...
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    Dual band HAM radio options, narrowing the choices

    The region has plenty of DStar coverage in and around DC to the west. East not so much. Now if we can just get folks one them. (Loudoun County Va here) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Dual band HAM radio options, narrowing the choices

    So here is my thought: Lots of good DStar coverage here. Also lots of APRS coverage here.I understand the same is true in eastern CO. No idea about NM. Right now I have a temp set up in my truck. Finally got the airbag recall done and now moving (staying in the area just a new house). So I am...
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    Dual band HAM radio options, narrowing the choices

    Spend the few bucks for the TMD710GA. It’s the best analog APRS dual bander you can get. If, however, you want digital as well with the APRS then the FTM400 (Fusion) or ID5100 (DStar) are excellent. At that point choose based on the digital mode most popular near you. Note: the 5100 does DPRS...
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    Will this radio transmit on GMRS frequencies?

    I hate to thread jack but real quick. Can you see the 7100’s screen in full sun when mobile? I haven’t reinstalled my 5100 because I simply cannot see the screen in the sun. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Will this radio transmit on GMRS frequencies?

    No and that is what people on several boards are trying to address. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Will this radio transmit on GMRS frequencies?

    Well it does and doesn’t. The law doesn’t state that but the FCC is getting more loose lipped about looking the other way for part 90 devices. I know some folks petitioning the just formalize this process but it hasn’t been finalized. Getting the part 90 cert will go a long way to addressing...
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    Will this radio transmit on GMRS frequencies?

    Thing is to be part 90 certified with the current 800d you need to do a mod which you buy or (suggested) let them do for you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Will this radio transmit on GMRS frequencies?

    Look at the CS800 D. Wait for the new radios. These newest radios will be part 90 certified. They will cost $399 and will natively do GMRS. They are not part 95 because they do DMR and can transmit beyond the basic channels but, the part 90 certification has them modifying the transmitter to be...
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    Will this radio transmit on GMRS frequencies?

    Remember the new rules have GMrS at like 2 or 5w now I think. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Will this radio transmit on GMRS frequencies?

    Under the new rules gmrs cannot talk to FRS for new radios. I’d stick to high power channels or buy a separate FRS handheld. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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