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[aprssig] Clubs, FRS and Ham Response teams

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 31 01:25:14 UTC 2011


--- 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' ... (;-)

Steve K9DCI 


> 
> 
> >   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
> Hurricane.
> >
> >     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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