Re: FRS Radios at Scout Camp
- At 12:29 PM 10/26/99 -0000, you wrote:
>From: "TJ-wd4nhh" <wd4nhh@...>True, but GMRS licensees are permitted to use the seven 462 MHz splinters
>GMRS and FRS channels are not the same . FRS channel's are
>inbetween the GMRS channels and they are called splinter Freq.'s .
also. And at more power than the FRS users on the same channels. (but not
as much as on the regular GMRS channels) There was some question as to
GMRS <-> FRS traffic being legal, but there's a Opinion and Order from the
FCC approving it. To see this, go to this page:
So, as I read it, GMRS licensees CAN communicate with FRS users, but on
only 7 channels. The selection of Scout channels might want to take those
7 into consideration.
Ray J. Vaughan, MS, CBTE
- At 01:47 PM 10/26/99 -0400, you wrote:
>From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@...>To follow up on this a bit more:
>Sort of. The GMRS had added seven "interstitial" channels.
>These then were converted to "FRS" when the FRS service was enacted. SO
>you are right that they were not part of the ancient GMRS channels, but
>they were part of the GMRS servicve recently... I guess it depends on
>what you call GMRS...?
This shows the GMRS Interstitial and FRS channels side by side. It looks
like FRS users on channels 1-7 get to talk to GMRS licensees, they're on
their own on channels 8-14. So the 9-9 suggestion for Emergencies might
need to be reconsidered if you would want to have GMRS as part of your
Ray J. Vaughan, MS, CBTE
- 2-channel FRS radios on sale this and next week at Best Buy for $49
a PAIR! Brand name VOX-BOX (do not have VOX circuits).
No PL. Run on 4 AAA's. 500 mw... (max legal power)
Not a bad radio for $25 each...
Not exactly APRS, but still useful at a special event...
de WB4APR, Bob
- On Tue, 26 Oct 1999, Ray Vaughan wrote:
> This shows the GMRS Interstitial and FRS channels side by side. It looksGood point. I guess then channel 7? Who cares about "channel-9"
> like FRS users on channels 1-7 get to talk to GMRS licensees, they're on
> their own on channels 8-14. So the 9-9 suggestion for Emergencies might
> need to be reconsidered if you would want to have GMRS as part of your
> camp's plan.
anyway... it was only a vague reeerence to CB... and I am happy to
distance ourselves from CB as much as possible.
ALSO, I find it bad that all the documents in the FRS packages offer
NOTHING IN THE WAY OF USER EDUCATION about how to use a radio and proper
At the beach, you hear "DADDY", then "DADDY! WHere are you !"
Ie, no callsigns....
I think the docs shouls "suggest to users the use of personal callsigns"