[aprssig] Clubs, FRS and Ham Response teams
bruninga at usna.edu
Wed Aug 31 11:51:14 CDT 2011
The FRS rules would be stretched if I *transmitted*. I dont think they
apply for a remote speaker. That is why I said that if I have to reply(TX),
I walk over to the window with my handheld FRS radio to transmit..
--- Bob Bruninga wrote:
> ... I have a stock FRS radio ...on the roof. I feed it 6
> volts up and bring down speaker audio on a 4 conductor phone
> line ...to my desk about 200' away. ...
> ... it can only be used with type-approved accessories ...
> Bob, WB4APR
Cool idea, but ... Clearing throat with a little vigor... Unless a
"standard type approved accessory" is a 200' power and speaker extension
cable, you've stretched the rules beyond recognition by about 200' ... (;-)
> > Ron
> > --- On Sun, 8/28/11, Bob Bruninga
> <bruninga at usna.edu>
> > wrote:
> > From: Bob Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> > Subject: [aprssig] Clubs, FRS
> and Ham Response teams
> > To: aprssig at tapr.org
> > Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011,
> 2:15 PM
> > Cheap Radios for
> Emergency Preparedness!
> > We bought 10 pairs of FRS
> radios amounting to about
> > $14 each and made them
> available to our entire school
> > ham radio club. The idea
> being to make sure that all
> > boots-on-the-ground could
> contact each other and the
> > local campus EOC during the
> > Even the Hams found them very
> handy for short range
> > contact so that their HT could
> remain on the EOC,
> > AREA/RACES and other vital
> channels, leaving the FRS
> > channel available for
> logistics and coordination
> > within the club and on scene.
> > This sure keeps a lot of
> simplex traffic off of the
> > HAM channels that are already
> busy with longer
> > distance traffic.
> > The FRS radios are 1 watt UHF
> with 22 channels, PL,
> > CTCSS and DCS (including
> CTCSS Scan!) and
> > rechargeable batteries and
> charger for $28 a pair.
> > We consider them expendible so
> they are the ones we
> > use in the rain, over the
> water, and into the mud.
> > Plus the unlicensed newcomers
> to the club can use
> > them to stay in touch with our
> Cadre of communicators
> > ntil they get thir licenses.
> > If you are Radioactive, dont
> overlook these excellent
> > HT's. PS. I measured
> several on a Sig gen and ALL
> > are identical 0.2 uV or so
> sensitive as good as any
> > ham radio.
> > Bob, WB4APR
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