Comms & Comm Stuff - CBs, FRS, GMRS, HAM

Discussion in 'Electronics' started by TacoXpo, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    Haven't heard it yet but if you are thinking about a HAM - the one that Sean picked up is a solid unit.

    Best Mobile Ham Radios

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  2. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    I will be buying the same thing soon!
     
  3. drew02a

    drew02a Moderator Staff Member

  4. yotarob

    yotarob Kiss My IFS

    I am at least a little interested in a hand held. I read in the BS thread that you could get one for just over $100? Got a link to support that?
     
  5. AlienXtx

    AlienXtx Nignog

    X2!
     
  6. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    Heads Up Rob.. this is what my friend in the radio business says to buy. http://wouxun.us/

    110.00 $$

    his comments : "buy a brand new one wouxun.us kg-uvd1p 2meter 70cm dual band i have one and love it. it will do all you need and more."
     
  7. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    I will be back with that $100 radio but in the meantime...

    Ham to Internet to Ham repeater

    http://www.irlp.net/
     
  8. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

  9. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

  10. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    It's designed to be a 'virtual' repeater
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  11. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

  12. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    And will be replaced with this IRLP

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  13. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    KG-UV2D 136-174 & 350-470..

    Can program from the keypad. No computer cable needed. Simple. Type frequency and then talk. Add private tone, then talk. Battery lasts about 4-6 hours.
     
  14. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    Same for all of the radios. The nice thing about the computer and cable is that you can share your set up with others. As much as I like a bargain, I personally would choose a Kenwood, Yaesu or ICOM. But that's me.
     
  15. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

  16. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    One other point... I lend out my handheld every time I go out. With the exception of some canyon areas the handheld seems to do very well. To be on the safe side and to get more distance, you may want to get a mag mount external antenna and get better range.
     
  17. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    Hey, I am totally a Name Brand kind of guy, but I am being told to buy the WOUXUN by a Kenwood dealer. I know he bought one to try it out, and got hooked on it. He is totally a radio geek, so I don't question his judgment. Keep mind, it is also a Dual band radio.. the others you listed are all 2m unless I missed something. He has been using it for about a year now and to my surprise, still likes it.
     
  18. SamSter0077

    SamSter0077 Frack me..

    Lending out is a good way to make sure you can talk to the next truck! I have the little GMRS radios for that... works great in camp to keep up with the kids.
     
  19. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    For the price it seems like a bargain! Having dual band is nice for FRS monitoring (depending upon your radio, it may not allow you to tx at a low enough wattage to be legal) Did someone say legal?

    Price is good enough to get a few! :D

    :D
     
  20. TacoXpo

    TacoXpo Freedom

    MURS Designated Frequencies
    MURS 1 = 151.8200
    MURS 2 = 151.8800
    MURS 3 = 151.9400
    MURS 4 = 154.5700
    MURS 5 = 154.6000

    FRS Frequencies
    Ch Frequency in MHz
    1 462.5625
    2 462.5875
    3 462.6125
    4 462.6375
    5 462.6625
    6 462.6875
    7 462.7125
    8 467.5625
    9 467.5875
    10 467.6125
    11 467.6375
    12 467.6625
    13 467.6875
    14 467.7125
    15 462.550
    16 462.575
    17 462.600
    18 462.625
    19 462.650
    20* 462.675*
    21 462.700
    22 462.725

    * Nationwide emergency and road information calling. Nationally recognized coded squelch for 675 emergency repeater operation is 141.3 Hz.

    Unless you know you have access to a repeater on this frequency pair, do not expect this channel to be of any practical use in emergencies. Low power simplex portables on 462.675 will not attract much attention. A cellphone is much more reliable.
     

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