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Wes Johnston aprs at kd4rdb.com
Fri Feb 25 02:19:32 UTC 2005


You may be right about power levels... but as far as channels go, I sent
positions on channels 6 and 22 tonight when in GMRS mode.

The firmware release is dated Jan 27 2005, so it may not be in the manual yet.
Wes
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Quoting Ben Acton <bacton at comcast.net>:

> 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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