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Re: [scoutradio] Digest Number 263

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  • Bill Stewart
    Hey Fred. I like your option, too!!!! They actually LEARN something in the process of having FUN!!! 73, Bill Stewart, W2BSA
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 6, 2002
      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
      Chenango Co. (NY) Assistant Emergency Coordinator
      Foothills District, Otschodela Council BSA Committees
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