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[aprssig] Re: Puxing PX-777

Danny Messano danny at messano.net
Wed Nov 7 22:35:22 UTC 2007


I don't know.. The UHF freebanding that businesses were doing quieted down a
lot after FRS came along and the inclusion of GMRS into a lot of those
radios.  

I agree that some will want the freedom of having hundreds of channels and
even an open VFO, or else there wouldn't be a market for Freeband 11 meter
gear..  But I also think if you give better access to that band, some of the
users that are freebanding VHF for, say, recreational use will start
standardizing on MURS channels.  "Channels" are a much easier concept to
remember for a lot of people, and right now they can't buy a "Channelized"
license-free VHF radio with ease.

I also agree that the legality isn't a big deterrent, but I think if there
was easy access to MURS radios people who didn't worry about the legal issue
before would pick a legal radio over a non-legal one.

dm

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Miller [mailto:scott at opentrac.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 07, 2007 2:23 PM
To: danny at messano.net; TAPR APRS Mailing List
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Re: Puxing PX-777

I think you're still going to have people buying VHF radios (commercial and
amateur) even with MURS is available just because of the limited number of
channels.  Obviously the fact that it's illegal isn't stopping them, so why
would they change when the alternative is an overcrowded license-free band?

As licensed users, it's up to us to USE that spectrum we've got, and to be
aware of how it's being used by others.

Scott
N1VG

Danny Messano wrote:
> The real answer is "more MURS radios".
> 
> People want VHF "CB" where FRS isn't doing the trick.  Until they make 
> a MURS radio that's easy to use and next to the FRS rigs at Wal-Mart, 
> VHF freebanding will continue.
> 
> dm
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
> [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Scott Miller
> Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 10:45 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Re: Puxing PX-777
> 
>> Note not the slightest mention that you need a license, amateur or 
>> otherwise.  I wonder if this is where you're getting your hang 
>> gliders and other bootleggers in the 2M band?
> 
> If you go to the purchasing page, there's a box where you have to 
> indicate that you're licensed.  Doesn't seem like they're checking very
rigorously.
> But how many Radio Shacks ever checked licenses for HTs?
> 
> Scott
> N1VG
> 
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