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  1. I was mistaken. I thought I read somewhere that...

    I was mistaken. I thought I read somewhere that anything below half watt on GMRS was usable without a license. Here is what the FCC has to say about it:

    "If you operate a radio that has been...
  2. Going off memory here, but I believe the GMRS...

    Going off memory here, but I believe the GMRS handhelds you can buy at Walmart and other retail stores have a half watt limit with fixed antennas. That would make them legal for use without the...
  3. If there are enough people in your area with CB's...

    If there are enough people in your area with CB's and you have the range to reach them, then great. If it makes you safer, do it.
  4. Not sure what is happening. Are you guys arguing...

    Not sure what is happening. Are you guys arguing about CB's?
  5. Thanks for the great info, Crom. Yeah, I...

    Thanks for the great info, Crom. Yeah, I definitely will not be renewing my GMRS license. What a waste of money that turned out to be.
  6. I wish I had enough money to be an elitist.

    I wish I had enough money to be an elitist.
  7. Abuse isn't being advocated. Safety is. If...

    Abuse isn't being advocated. Safety is. If someone has an "illegal" form of communications that could potentially save their life or another, bless them for being prepared.
  8. Not sure if removing the GMRS license requirement...

    Not sure if removing the GMRS license requirement would be good or bad. I know it would annoy me that I wasted some money, but a little more GMRS traffic would help. Because the GMRS handhelds are...
  9. The cleanest antenna install I've seen on any...

    The cleanest antenna install I've seen on any Jeep had a folding mount secured to the top of the driver side A-pillar. In the folded position, it lay parallel to the top of the windshield, but only...
  10. I completely agree with you that you don't get...

    I completely agree with you that you don't get much for your money with GMRS licensing, but there appears to be a push to remove the GMRS licensing requirement. Because that legal ball is in play...
  11. Not much difference as it relates to this...

    Not much difference as it relates to this discussion, but I'm sure he appreciates you pointing that out.
  12. Not supposed to mod, but ham's are constantly...

    Not supposed to mod, but ham's are constantly modifying their gear. Part of the fun of amateur radio is seeing how much you can get out of your gear.
  13. Or you could easily mod an existing ham mobile ...

    Or you could easily mod an existing ham mobile to Rx and Tx continuously in 420-470 mhZ which covers GMRS.
  14. I know quite a few people with ham mobiles who do...

    I know quite a few people with ham mobiles who do not have a ham license. It's not illegal to purchase or own a ham radio without a license, but it is illegal to transmit without a license. The...
  15. I bet if 4 Wheel Parts started selling GMRS, it...

    I bet if 4 Wheel Parts started selling GMRS, it would create a new standard.
  16. There are a few desert race crews around here...

    There are a few desert race crews around here that use GMRS. Some of the offroad clubs are starting to switch over to GMRS from CB too. Would be nice if more people started using it.
  17. I see. I misread that. I was hoping there was...

    I see. I misread that. I was hoping there was something that had it all. Guess it was too much to hope for.
  18. Many do? CB operates in 26-27 MHz. None of the...

    Many do? CB operates in 26-27 MHz. None of the tri-bands go that low. Which ham radios work on CB frequencies? I'd be interested in one.
  19. Also, your friends can use the cheaper, handheld...

    Also, your friends can use the cheaper, handheld GMRS you can buy at Walmart for vehicle to vehicle trail rides and if you had the allowable 50 watt mobile, it would be available for long range...
  20. I would recommend GMRS over CB if you don't want...

    I would recommend GMRS over CB if you don't want to take the ham exam. Within legal limits, CB is good for a couple miles. The cheap GMRS handhelds you can get at Walmart and Best Buy have that...
  21. The guy who posted just before you appears to run...

    The guy who posted just before you appears to run ham and CB. I only run ham and GMRS.

    There aren't any out of the box options for ham with cb that I'm aware of. The cb frequencies are just...
  22. Thanks, psykokid. I hate my radio now. Stupid...

    Thanks, psykokid. I hate my radio now. Stupid cheap radio! HAHA
  23. Interesting. So, the satellite phone is like...

    Interesting. So, the satellite phone is like cell phones that can access 911 even without service? If that's the case, I may buy a used satellite phone just for the 911 access and hope I never have...
  24. That sure is a fancy looking radio you have. ...

    That sure is a fancy looking radio you have. Currently, we have the Yaesu FT 7900, a SPOT Connect satellite messenger and beacon, and cell. Is that a satellite phone at the bottom left? That was...
  25. The subject of this thread was the radio...

    The subject of this thread was the radio installation, but the point was for others to expand to a more reliable form of wilderness communications. Not sure what his point was, so I didn't comment. ...
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