I have a friend that wants to sell me a UHF GP68 with external mike new. Looking for something that I can use to transmit to the wife for emergency use and also on PD/Fire frequency in event we are asked to set up an emergency shelter. Already been asked to set up an upgraded neighborhood watch type program with evacuation and emergency housing set-up. Nothing in there budget for at least 2 years though so this would be on my dime and he's asking $100 NIB.
I know they weren't designed for the US but they do have an approval for them. We need to know certain things before we can tell you what you need to know:Is the radio VHF or UHF, and what bandsplit is it in?
You can tell by the model number - if you post that here there are Moto experts who will be happy to help you decode it.What range does the fire dept. Transmit in and will the captain give you permission to have a radio tuned to their frequency?What license are you willing to spring for so your 'wife can talk to you' and 'neighborhood watch' can use? GMRS is the cheapest - but then the radio has to be a UHF unit and it's for family use only. Ham is great, but you have to be licensed and I see no indication of an amateur license yet. Land mobile can be expensive.Tell us more, please. Why ask a bunch of guys on the Internet?Your best bet is to contact your local police and fire departments, and explain to them you want to buy a radio from a friend but want to ensure that you'll be able to transmit on their frequencies.
I'm quite sure they would be more than willing to cover every single aspect of your question! In fact, I'd bet my next paycheck they would be willing to talk with you at length about it.If they are not willing to talk with you about it, you can also call 1-888-225-5322 and explain to the FCC your intentions.
They are also well versed in communications on police and fire frequencies as well and can provide you all the information you'll need.Good luck! Click to expand.You require permission from your PD/Fire authorities - start there with the Captain or Chief and their communications staff or contractor.BE AWARE of this federal case, earlier this week.The Chicago FBI arrested a 20-year-old man who repeatedly broke into CTA radio channels and tried to pass himself off as a rail official, authorities said today.Marcel Carter, of Chicago, is charged with knowingly interfering with a dispatcher or driver of a mass transportation vehicle. He allegedly made 300 unauthorized transmissions - allegedly gave false directions to trains, sometimes imitating workers at the control center.What I can tell you, from information that has been publicly released, that this 20-year old (kid) will face federal felony charges - up to 20 years in jail - for interference that created potential for harm to the public, possibly including jeopardizing rail safety. They had tape recordings of him and other federal agencies were involved in the case (evidence, communications expertise, etc.).This ABC7 video provides conflicting testimony from Mr.
Asked by the city we are moving to director of homeland security. Waiting on my ham call letters to come back from FCC already have GMRS License for our business. Basically they want something to set up evacuation for floods and the like to look good for the public.
The PD/FD is in the process of changing over to a trunked system, they actually had some officers with MT500 walkies. The are bidding out the system set up since they got a federal grant. So I will have permission to use there repeater and frequency when they declare and emergency, but at other times I will only be able to use the 2 ham repeaters that are set up in the area. We were going to use the cell phones but half the time the PD will not respond to phone calls even on 911. They have cut the staf from 130 sworn to less than 40 sworn.
I took retirement but got offered to volunteer a few days a month as a reserve LEO, since I'm already sworn. The bandwidth and supplier for there equipment hasn't been chosen and the 2 local motorola techs I know here won't even discuss the GP68 since it's not serviced by them. The area also has a number of cell dead spots so they can't be counted on. I only agreed to pay for 2 radios out of my pocket since they can be purchased for $150 for the pair, and even though I will have written permission to transmit on there frequencies, that will be a once or twice a year thing the MT500's are going to the community response teams to be able to call in a robbery or that type of thing on the old equipment. Currently an walkie talkie screwed into the antenna on top of the building. Until the bid is done, no one that is left even has a license to operate on any band.
The tech guys they bring in are different every time. Even locally here in Myrtle Beach we were supposed to have citywide Wi-Fi.
The budget that was passed in the county required a 3% paycut to keep your job. Our 1 local Motorola repair/sales has had an SP50 VHF from the hotel we used to manage for over a year and where I'm moving to is worse.
Answers the question of going to the net for help.Basically @$150 for a pair NIB on UHF with shoulder mikes am I getting hosed and can they be programmed w/o having to get out the computer.Both wife and I will have technician class and written permission to transmit on the UHF frequency the public safety ends up with but majority will be within 50 to 150 miles. Occasionally 600 to 700 to talk with friends here in Myrtle Beach. Why ask a bunch of guys on the Internet?Your best bet is to contact your local police and fire departments, and explain to them you want to buy a radio from a friend but want to ensure that you'll be able to transmit on their frequencies. I'm quite sure they would be more than willing to cover every single aspect of your question! In fact, I'd bet my next paycheck they would be willing to talk with you at length about it.If they are not willing to talk with you about it, you can also call 1-888-225-5322 and explain to the FCC your intentions. They are also well versed in communications on police and fire frequencies as well and can provide you all the information you'll need.Good luck! OK, so we jumped a little quickly.
You're a sworn officer, you have permission to use the outdated UHF repeater, and you are getting your ham license.Good for you!Apparently the GP-68 is front panel programmable. You'll have to have the manual to find out how.One problem you will run into, however, is the FCC pulled the type acceptance for those units because of the ease of programming them from the front panel (Glen, please correct me if I'm wrong on this one).
That means those units can no longer be used on bands where type acceptance is required (i.e. Anywhere outside the ham bands). So, no, you will not be able to use the units legally on the police frequencies.
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