Re: [scoutradio] Digest Number 263
- Hey Fred. I like your option, too!!!! They actually LEARN something in the process of having FUN!!!
Bill Stewart, W2BSA
Fred Stevens K2FRD wrote:
I see two solutions: (1) Take along a dual-band HT in addition to the
FRS (for internal Troop use only) and do cross-band transmissions
from the HT to the vox car rig ( = cross-band "repeater" type
operation). It's technically easier to use a dual-band VHF/UHF in
the car rather than vox. This can be expensive and the
legalities/technicalities of signing on cross-band operations can be
fuzzy; Or, (2) run a Tech class for the rest of the Scouts and have
them all earn ham tickets. I like this option better.
73 and YIS, Fred
At 19:05 -0500 06/04/2002, Dave Colter wrote:
>I'd duck for cover, too! :-o) There are two big problems with that idea -
>first, interconnecting Amateur Radio with any other radio service is not
>permitted. Second, an unlicensed FRS user could end up transmitting on an
>Amateur Radio frequency. As a backpacker, I like to travel light, too, but
>I'd take the 2m radio anyway. What's another half-pound with all the peace
>of mind it provides? Of course, I've known backpackers who cut the belt
>loops off their trousers to save weight...sheesh.
>----- Original Message ----- > Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2002 23:33:25 -0500 (EST)
>> From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga@...>
>> What if we put an FRS in a box with her 2m rig and left it in the car in
>> the parking lot (on a central hill) and put them both on VOX and PL.
73, Fred Stevens K2FRD
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