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Giving GMRS Licensed Users A Way To Be Represented & A Way To Advance Their Communication Abilities Across America

Please Take Note On Changes That Need To Be Made At The FCC


The Amount Of Used Two-way Radio Equipment Available On The Market For Sale Today Is Becoming Slimmer And Slimmer. Soon There Will Be No Used Radios Available For Use On GMRS.



The majority of the older GMRS repeaters in use today are running old 25KHz analog repeaters. As those repeaters fail, GMRS repeater owners and potential repeater owners will begin to have a harder time finding good wide band gear like what has been available.

Even the mobile and portable radios that are being used to make portable repeaters will soon be gone.

New radios that are being manufactured today for part 90 use are not part 95 compliant. And, the manufactures of Part 95 gear for GMRS are not interested in expanding its line of GMRS radios to meet the challenges we Licensed GMRS operators are facing.

To many combo FRS/GMRS radios are being produced instead of quality GMRS radios. Even finding good quality new repeaters at a reasonable price is a joke.

In order for GMRS to stay viable for it's licensed users view and opinion on GMRS and the types of radios (can we say narrowband, digital) are going to have to change at the FCC.

Rules and regulation about part 95 compliance and/or certification needs to be updated to include those radios that are also included under Part 90.

Please send a letter or email to FCC asking them to make the changes necessary so that we GMRS licensed users will have radios available to us in the future.

We GMRS Licensed Operators are entitled to the same advanced technology in radio communications equipment as allow and being used in other bands.

Don't sit back and let other bands control what direction GMRS travels forward.



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How to Get Involved Locally ...Part 2....
Now speaking of disaster.... Some disasters can interrupt the communication services we take for granted and use every day. This day and time many home telephones have been replaced with cell phones. So when a disaster occurs people instantly go for their cell phones and, thinking they are like like home phones, they begin trying to reach concerned friends and relatives or even 911 and are surprised when they find they have no cell service. Even if the cell system is up and running, too many trying to dial 911 can overwhelm a cell system to the point it may shut down. Infrastructure damage like power lines down, structural building to control centers, equipment damage, and no fuel for backup generator can likewise render our cellular cites unusable. That's where any individual with a GMRS or even a FRS radio come into play. With the proliferation of mobile two-way radios and hand held radios on many different frequencies like those of GMRS and even small hand-held FRS radios(GMRS) make them very usable in times like a disaster. These radio, even though many times limited to a certain amount of channels, have their place and benefits.

Reasons such as the lower cost makes them readily available. Low RF power output, limited channels, non-removable antennas, very short battery life for many FRS handhelds, limited range, some large buildings and terrain makeup can and will be cause for perfect excuses as to why most EMC(s) won't consider them as "useful" when the need for additional communications or such things as when disasters strike. But, the closer the low power GMRS or FRS radios are to each other, and if the repeater is available during a no power situation (operating on a batter/solar backup power) can actually get information back to a command center a lot quicker than just a few people going door to door to ask question of needed assistance. Remember, The closer two such radios are to each other, the stronger the signal will be between them, so transmissions from your closest neighbors will generally be much stronger than those from a mile or two away. So, these type of radios for communications may be well suited for use by small teams working together to bring needed communications and services to the local area or entire community. A team in the field will always be better than one person in a truck driving around......







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Well for one, FRS radios have lower transmit power (like .5 watts of RF power output), must not have the ability to remove the antenna, and FRS channels require no license to transmit on them.

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