Correct. To legally use these Baofeng UV-5R radios you need an FCC Ameture Technician Class license to transmit on 2m and 70cm bands. That is unless it's a life or death emergency, then I guess you get a pass.Don't forget you need a license.
Not for FRS. For GMRS you do. https://www.fcc.gov/general-mobile-radio-service-gmrsDoesn't need one for FRS or GMRS.
Nobody but HAMs give a shit if UV-5Rs are legal. Literally nobody else, .gov included. And you can use GMRS under 2 watt without a license.Not for FRS. For GMRS you do. https://www.fcc.gov/general-mobile-radio-service-gmrs
Ya, the band plans overlap, but GMRS allows for more Xmit power.
If you are using a UV-5R outside of 2m or 70cm bands, its techilnically illegal because the equipment is not certified for these bands. Hell, there's debate on the UV-5R transmitting being legal on any frequencies.
GMRS would be a separate license from your Marine license. A GMRS License covers your family, not just the individual also.A little in the weeds, but I had to get some kind of license to run my 25w marine VHF radio. I also got a MMSI code or something. Is that the same as a GMRS license?
How is it responsible to encourage illegal use?And that's fair. I prefer being responsible and not needing government permission.
I didn’t encourage anyone to do anything illegal. We all make decisions every day which laws we follow and which ones we don’t.How is it responsible to encourage illegal use?
It drives me crazy that there’s a simple high power option with no exam required, GMRS, but people feel the need to be lazy and use ham illegally.