Anyone know of a good link for a non expensive radio to put in my Faraday box? Also I have some motorola radios the police used, not sure what they use today, can those be reprogramed to be used?
Not sure, but the police radios may not be usable due to the new narrow band regs. That might be why they aren't being used by police any more.If you have surplus police radios you can obtain a business license(s) from the FCC for simplex or with a repeater duplex channels.(a lot more expensive but a lot more range operating from a fixed station.)
If you volunteer with CERT or a SAR unit you may be allowed to input certain local agencies frequencies to take advantage or their simplex and repeated duplex frequencies while supporting these organizations.
You might want to also add Clamshell battery cases for each of your radios allowing it use alkaline batteries as well as nicad's, NiMH, or Lithium-ion batteries. If you have an older radio the factory may not be supporting it and it is critical to obtain batteries so you can keep it operational (personal experience with a maxon...).
Checking with your local Motorola distributor, radio repair shop or the motorola site will offer insight into your options; http://www.motorolasolutions.com/en_us/products/two-way-radios.html
I also have personally used these folks for radio batteries i can't get from the factory; http://www.cutratebatteries.com/ you'll need the radio model number it is also under battery and labeled on the rado chassis.
hope this helps too!
Fair enough, but you are arguing from the specific to the general. I believe in giving a person facts so they can make an informed decision. Here are people that have the unit:
Fair point JD', narrow band requirements kicked in jan 2012. At that time my agency was able to narrow band all of of our kenwoods but not our maxons or a base transmitter. Again i'd recommend talking to your local radio shop to see whether the handhelds are salvageable.Not sure, but the police radios may not be usable due to the new narrow band regs. That might be why they aren't being used by police any more.
Part 97 is the part of CFR Title 47 that allows ham radio. Radios are not required to be Part 97 certified or accepted, indeed I am not sure there is a certification process for ham radios, although there is a certification requirement and process for some amplifiers used in ham service. And yes, the Baofengs are Part 97 compliant, as are most radios made, they have no Part 97 sticker because none is required.The Wouxun has the added benefit in that it is part 97 FCC compliant allowing more frequencies for those licensed to be (like public service agencies,SAR etc) to be programmed in legally). The Baofengs aren't part 97 compliant. If in doubt chech the radio chassis under the battery a FCC Part 97 compliant sticker will or won't be there....
Hello I had a chance to tear into one of small number of wouxun's today, First' is indeed right Part 90 compliant, thanks for the correction!Part 97 is the part of CFR Title 47 that allows ham radio. Radios are not required to be Part 97 certified or accepted, indeed I am not sure there is a certification process for ham radios, although there is a certification requirement and process for some amplifiers used in ham service. And yes, the Baofengs are Part 97 compliant, as are most radios made, they have no Part 97 sticker because none is required.
Do you maybe mean Part 90, or maybe Part 95(a) instead of Part 97?
I am with Hank here. Get a license. Get on air and practice. Can start out with us here on the SB HF net every week.Search around the forum.
You can do much better than Baofeng. And on that note, taking radios and putting them in a faraday cage, not knowing how to use them or even what they're capable of, is bad news.
Their legality in what regard? The rule change addresses how radio equipment is certificated (type accepted was the old term) for use in a specific radio service. It does not so much change any technical factors, but now requires that the lab doing the measurements / confirmation for certification be on a list of accepted providers. It changes who can do the certification / confirmation measurements for certification purposes.First , does the law change mean a change for the legality of the chicom ht's, wondering because it seems the world cant make it without them,LOL.