Another mode of communications. #vhf #uhf #gmrs #emergencycomms #ecomms
Jason - WV3V
So with this being said, I delved a little bit down the rabbit hole and found that we have more than our fair share of GMRS repeaters here in the Las Vegas valley. In looking into a bit further, there is nothing to study, no test to take, and a variety of radios will tune to that area of the 70cm band. So I decided to get my GMRS license. The cost for a license is a bit high, $70, but it's a 10 year license and one license can support/cover the whole family. I'll let that sink in for a minute...
Ken Brannan <kenbrannan@...>
I have had my GMRS license for nearly 20 years. I would like to put up a repeater here in the county somewhere.
I wonder where there might be a great place for one to be installed? Hint, hint?
There are several GMRS repeaters here in the Kansas City Metro and I know several hams that use it. I think
it is a great asset. You can stay in touch with family and friends with a very relaxed environment. Just like Jason
pointed out - one callsign per family and only one person has to use the callsign. Makes it easy for families with
children. Only one adult would have to announce the callsign at the legal interval of 15 minutes.
If anyone has any questions about GMRS I just might know the answer. 73 all...
GMRS - WQZJ535
Johnson County, MO ARES
Johnson County, MO EMA Volunteer