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Ben Acton bacton at comcast.net
Fri Feb 25 02:10:32 UTC 2005


Droo,
The FRS/GMRS channels, 462.5500 - 462.7250 MHz (channels 1 - 7 & 15 - 22)
are not amateur radio freqs. Legal use requires a GMRS license.

Wes,
According to this Garmin web page, http://www.garmin.com/products/rino130/ ,
2nd bullet, the FRS power on the Rino is 0.5 watt & the GMRS power is just 1
watt. The 13th bullet states that GPS locations are sent & received using
the FRS channels. FRS & GMRS share the interstitial channels 1 - 7. Were you
testing using those channels? Have you tried location transmissions using
channels 15 -22, the GMRS only channels? Is the web site info wrong?
Thanks!  Ben, AA3XH


-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
On Behalf Of Drew Baxter
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2005 19:28
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List; Wes Johnston
Subject: Re: [aprssig] attn garmin rino folks

Hi Wes -

Not sure if this has been covered before, but can we operate on GMRS using 
our HAM calls?  I'd think so, but I wasn't sure.. I still hold WPTY784 for 
GMRS, but I'd definitely not renew if I didn't have to, I got it before I 
became a HAM.

I do realize a lot of people operate on GMRS without licenses. :)

--Droo, K1XVM

At 07:24 PM 2/24/2005, Wes Johnston wrote:
>Garmin has just updated the rino 110,120,130 software to allow sending 
>positions
>when in GMRS mode.  I've just upgraded two of my units, and they do indeed 
>send
>postions when in GMRS mode.  I have not tested the increased range, but 
>hey, 2w
>to 5w oughtta be a boon... and also the wider deviation of gmrs should
allow a
>little worse S/N ratio and postions still get thru.
>
>Wes
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