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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 wideband 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.

Too 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 allowed and being used in other bands.

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



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Step 3: Base Station or Repeater?

1: What is a Base Station: Base stations, also known as, and are sometimes called control or fixed stations in US Federal Communications Commission licensing. These terms are defined in the FCC regulations inside Part 90 of the commissions' regulations. In US licensing language, types of base stations include:
A fixed station is a base station used in a system intended only to communicate with other base stations. A fixed station can also be radio link used to operate a distant base station by remote control. (No mobile or hand-held radios are involved in the system.)
A control station is a base station used in a system with a repeater where the base station is used to communicate through the repeater.
A temporary base is a base station used in one location for less than a year.
A repeater is a type of base station that extends the range of hand-held and mobile radios.
< So pretty basically it is a radio that is used at the home and/or office for communicating directly to mobile(s) or portable(s) over short distances. Mostly line of site type of communications (depending on the height of the antenna), and items such as trees, buildings, and other types of man-made structures can interfere with the distance and delivery of the communication signals.

2: What is a Repeater:

A radio repeater is a combination of a radio receiver and a radio transmitter, working simultaneously, that receives a weak or low-level signal and retransmits it at a higher level or higher power (again depending on the height of the antenna), so that two-way radio signals can cover longer distances without degradation.
With-in GMRS communications, repeaters are most commonly used to relay radio signals across a wider area. A repeater is an automatic radio-relay station, usually located on a mountain top, tall building, or radio tower. It allows communication between two or more bases, mobile or portable stations that are unable to communicate directly with each other due to distance or obstructions between them.







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What's The Difference Between GMRS & FRS.."

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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