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For any operations other than Part 97 (Amateur), that is correct. Some Wouxouns are Part 90 Type accepted, but none are Part 95 (GMRS) or Part 97 type accepted that I am aware of. I would be very careful on possessing any radio that transmits on emergency response agencies frequencies, but that is my opinion. Again, the radio itself is not illegal, but operation on unlicensed frequencies with non-type accepted transmitters is illegal.
It is my understand that if it does not have a FCC number displayed,
it is illegal.
On 3/24/2020 11:51 AM, Chris Swisher
Could you show me where the Baofeng is illegal?
I recommend the Wouxun. The Beofeng is illegal. You
might invest in the longest antenna you can find. 73',
"Gary Vaught - W9TIG" <gdv.pops@...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 7:21:01 AM
Re: [CMRA] This was really great thanks
I'd suggest asking around the guys in the
club/group. A lot of the guys who have been doing
this for a couple of years (or decades) have HTs and
mobiles that they might let go for under a couple
hundred dollars. I got my first HT from a club
member, and added an aftermarket antenna - it served
me well for a couple of years as long as I stayed
within transmit range of the repeater.
The $35 Baofeng looks appealing, but you really
need to know what you're doing there or it can
encourage some undesirable habits.
But that's all just my opinion. Welcome to
We can engineer a solution to nearly any problem you can accurately define.
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On Tue, Mar 24, 2020
at 7:16 AM James Wiles <wilesjw@...
Hammed, and looking for a dual band radio,this
Baofeng is appealing because I they’re cheap. But I
guess you get what you pay for. I want to make the
right choice and not buy junk. I don’t understand
harmonics, but this article explains some of it, and
now I’m think or looking at this Wouxun KG-UV9D,
please if you have suggestions and where to buy, it
would be most appreciated. I don’t have a call sign
yet but I go by JW and my email address is wilesjw@...