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Last Edited by NeoSlick November 29, 2019 at 02:28 PM
Understand ham radio and the pros and cons BEFORE buying. I have personally caught people thinking they could say anything over ham frequencies as a sick joke and guess what? It did happen to them. It is not "old" nor "militant" (in dumb comments below) to understand law, order and do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It is actually very false assumptions; and doing that is what people like that say they also despise. Good laws are for everyone equally or they are not good. BTW; I could have ruined there whole day; but I didn't, as they stopped and no longer doubted triangulation. BUSTED. And there's much more than triangulation.

That said, Get this SLICK deal. Unless you are not into Ham radio and will not get the EASY test licence.

Rumours of the death of ham radio has been greatly exaggerated. If anything there's more room for you to use it without interference. The only down side is no privacy. (But what really is!!!!)Therefore public use only. There are too many sides and ways to use Amateur radio to put here. Some are digital modes, public short(er) message texting(with APRS), emergencies, travel, hiking, worldwide skip point to point, Satellite communicating, technical discussion, station improvements, DIY free antenna science. Intentional news and conversations (representing your country), Mentors (Elmers), trading, field days, Hamfests, just to name a few.

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free to use? which frequency to set in USA?
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How far do these reach
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free to use? which frequency to set in USA?
Yes and no. The only frequencies you can use without a license are the MURS frequencies. In order to use the other UHF and VHF you would need a HAM license, which is free but may require a nominal fee for the testing.

The FRS channels do not meet the guidelines to be used as such.
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Yes free to use... and band depends on local broadcasts. You can cycle thru and find dead air space to use
This is a very incorrect and ignorant statement. There are a number of rules that need to be followed and an amateur radio license is needed to broadcast on most frequencies besides FRS channels.

I'm going to let one of the hams chime in about what's legal and what is not.
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FRS freq is free to use on these devices?
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These are programmable amateur radio (HAM) transceivers. Legal use requires a technician class license or higher in the US.

It's a lot cheaper to get licensed than to pay the court costs and fines for getting caught causing interference with lawful users of the frequencies these can cover.
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These are programmable amateur radio (HAM) transceivers. Legal use requires a technician class license or higher in the US.

It's a lot cheaper to get licensed than to pay the court costs and fines for getting caught causing interference with lawful users of the frequencies these can cover.
How can they catch you ?
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How can they catch you ?
Triangulation
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FRS freq is free to use on these devices?
Again, yes and no.

They do have the ability to transmit on FRS frequencies but the radio exceeds the max output for an FRS radio. This technically makes it illegal to transmit on the FRS frequencies.
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This is a decent deal on some okay radios. We hams do not like them much as they tend to have a bunch of spurious noise in frequencies nearby the one transmitted on. That said, they are better than nothing in an emergency. In the USA you need a license to use these. However, if there is an emergency where life or property is at risk, say someone is hurt or there is a fire in the woods or something, you can use it then without legal repercussions.

Imagine some old guy has been sitting around all day waiting for something interesting to happen on the radio. Then you pop on the band and make some noise. He ignores you for a minute but you start singing some rude song. You just made this guys day, now he gets to have some fun. So he dials up a local repeater and finds a couple other old guys with nothing better to do to join in the fox hunt. They all take measurements of your signal strength and draw circles on a map based on those measurements. The fine from the FCC arrives where those circles met, your house, two weeks later with a cease and desist.

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Militant HAMs will mobilize to fox hunt https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tra...er_hunting you if you constantly use it without stating your call sign https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ama...call_signs. Use this table if you cant help yourself https://wiki.radioreference.com/i...nnel_chart to find the right frequency to use. Be aware that this is technically illegal too because these radios put out 5w when FRS/GMRS frequencies are supposed to be limited to 2w. And these devices are not licensed for FRS/GMRS use.

But it's really easy to get a technician license if you have a high school education with science understanding...or just spend an hour to memorize the questions/answers and become legal. http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amate...am-session
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If only there is a way to share the cost and split them. 5 is too many for me.
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