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[aprssig] Clubs, FRS and Ham Response teams

Eric Lorenz K9LGE k9lge at emlorenz.com
Sun Aug 28 22:53:29 UTC 2011

When I function as Communications lead for the ADA TourdeCure/Chicago..we
have the XYL of one of our ops who is not licensed shadow the start/finish
grounds people using FRS...she is about 1/2 mile away from us and works
great. And she loves being involved. :-)

Eric Lorenz K9LGE
Communications Trailer Coordinator
American Red Cross
of Greater Chicago
Disaster Services Technology
630-430-2421 (cell)
On Aug 28, 2011 4:44 PM, "Charles Doughtie" <n5exy at yahoo.com> wrote:
> My error - he did say FRS and I was thinking GMRS bubble-pack radios. I
bought a pair of FRS talkies and they are long gone somewhere - just don't
get out. I agree they are an incentive to upgrading - much sooner than
> 73
> de Charlie, N5EXY,
> South Suburban Greater Hutto
> --- On Sun, 8/28/11, KA7O <ka7o at ka7o.net> wrote:
> From: KA7O <ka7o at ka7o.net>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Clubs, FRS and Ham Response teams
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
> Date: Sunday, August 28, 2011, 2:53 PM
> There is no licensing requirement for FRS.
> AND, using FRS HTs like this can be a motivation for those without
> Amateur Licenses to get their own. Sooner than later, FRS users will
> grow weary of the limitations.
> 73
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