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Old 05-26-2016, 06:30 PM   #71
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I have 2 baofeng uv5r radios purchased from amazon for about $35. I have a ham license and use the 2mtr band for ham club activities but my wife doesn't have a license so we use the FRS frequencies for camping. The uv5r radios are very well made and work on FRS, GMRS, plus the 2mtr and 440 ham bands. You need a license for the ham bands but in an emergency you can use any band. In a disaster, earthquake,fire,etc, monitering the ham bands could be a big help. A lot of radio for $35. Chirp programming is available free on lineor easy programming.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:35 PM   #72
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I'm sure as a Ham you are aware that Baofeng radios are not legal for FRS use.

https://www.fcc.gov/general/family-radio-service-frs

From above weblink: FRS transmitters have a maximum power of watt (500 milliwatt) effective radiated power and integral (non-detachable) antenna.

The Baofeng has a detachable antenna and can transmit more than 1/2 watt so it is not legal for FRS use. However, getting a GMRS license is easy and the Baofeng would be legal for use on GMRS frequencies (some GMRS and FRS frequencies are shared).

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Old 05-27-2016, 12:32 PM   #73
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I'm sure as a Ham you are aware that Baofeng radios are not legal for FRS use.

https://www.fcc.gov/general/family-radio-service-frs

From above weblink: FRS transmitters have a maximum power of watt (500 milliwatt) effective radiated power and integral (non-detachable) antenna.

The Baofeng has a detachable antenna and can transmit more than 1/2 watt so it is not legal for FRS use. However, getting a GMRS license is easy and the Baofeng would be legal for use on GMRS frequencies (some GMRS and FRS frequencies are shared).

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Thanks for the correction. Being fairly new to ham radio I was unaware of that and will be legal from now on. We learn as we go even at 70. Thanks again.
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