Guess someone also needs to point out that the FRS/GMRS combo radios advertise the 12 mile range, but that is ideal conditions for the GMRS bands. To use those bands you need to have a GMRS license, and can then use it only among immediate family members. Suggest you check the FCC website for details, or the ARRL site. Another good radio info site is QRZ.com.
Originally Posted by oldpaul
This brings up a good point oldpaul. When I purchased our Chatterboxes they came with a statement saying that we would need to apply for an FCC license due to the GMRS feature and 5 mile range. Trying to be dilligent in something new I began trying to chase down this license and obtain it. I even tried the FCC and they claimed to be unaware of the need for a license for such a limited unit, and suggested that I not worry about it. I continued to dig around and also ask other riders with similar units and the reports were that either they did not have any luck either or they did not even check.
Does anyone in this club have such an FCC license for bike to bike coms? I don't mean the HAM licenses though.
pudgypaintguy, are u following me around these forums, or am i following u?
here's ur link
n1cl - hehehe...it seems that way for sure. Thanks for the link and where will you be next to save me looking?...lol
pudgypaintguy, your welcome!
i didn't realize that a gmrs license was so expensive ie: $80.00 for five years. seems like the great fcc isn't geting enough $$$ out of howard stern these days so maybe the general pubic is gonna have to take up the slack.
Originally Posted by n1kcl
You are right. I am dealing with some other government agencies currently and they do love fees...lol