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Discussion in 'MURS / FRS / GMRS' started by mechanic, May 23, 2012.

  1. mechanic

    mechanic Active Member

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    Seems my new 2m/70cm UV-5R will transmit on the MURS and FRS frequencies! <gotproof>
    Anyone confirm this?? :eek:

    73 mechanic


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  2. Mudfoot

    Mudfoot Supporting Member

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    That's why I bought it.
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  3. mechanic

    mechanic Active Member

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    I was able to program channel fourteen (467.7125) FRS and 154.600 MURs into memory on my UV5R! (y)

    For the price, this rig fills lots of niches! After learning how to program this rig it "blossomed" into something! :wub:

    73 mechanic
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  4. Moleculo

    Moleculo Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep, it works there just fine.
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  5. North Texas Mudduck

    North Texas Mudduck Active Member

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    i even have a repeater setup for me
    im getting a true 12 to 15 mile range
    from the repeater
    if i use the beofeng i put a external antenna magmount set at 465mhz
    had it up and running doing great and then some people found the repeater and was using their bubble packs
    so i PL it and that stopped it
    should have a permit within the next week or so

    i run an old spectra in the mobile and this really helps on my end
    at the current height
    i just have the 10 foot pole on the roof sitting in a tripod
    should be putting it up on top of 70 foot tower when it warms up a bit
    that should extend my range to about 20 to 30 miles
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  6. Al n3izr

    Al n3izr Member

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    YES

    Hello and YES I have one too I have it programed with both MURS & FRS/GMRS bands but the stock antenna is not real good. I put
    a Diamond ht antenna on my ht also if you want max range on
    UHF put a pig tail on your radio. All you need is a tem.lug that
    fits antenna and 6" of wire that acts as ground side of your
    antenna. I use this only on UHF. If you look around you
    can get many ht antenna adapters like SMA to BNC or
    SO 239. I have SMA to SO239 and a mag mount on
    the roof of car!
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  7. dksac2

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    It's also 100% illegal to use GMRS or FRS on Amateur radios.
    I doubt the radios you got are even FCC certified, another broken rule.
    Chances are the FCC won't catch you, but I'd love to see the look on your face if they did and you got slapped with a $7,000 fine.

    73's John KF7VXA
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  8. dksac2

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    You might want to change the part about respecting the rules in the USA at the bottom of your posts as everything you posted is against US FCC rules...Just sayin.

    73's John KF7VXA
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  9. North Texas Mudduck

    North Texas Mudduck Active Member

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    Well make sure you send a letter of complaint to the FCC and they will get right on it
    every ham would be getting a letter
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