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    [QUOTE=jeffhuey1n;2246198]All good information, thank you. I have a half a dozen or so “brick” radios. I picked them up at a yard sale dirt cheap. In order to legally use them, I had to get a GMRS(?) license. It was not expensive, it was good for 5 years and I didn’t need to take a test to get it. What it did was make it legal to use my radios on my property legally. I also have a PRC something or another radio. I have a backpack model and a vehicle based radio. I’ll go the same route for a license ‘cause I don’t want the consequences of doing something wrong.

    I am not sure if this was addressed or not, NOTHING the military ever used is legal on GRMS frequencies, (I don't have the info right now but the radio must be certified under section blabla part blabla) there is NO license available for any military radio EXCEPT those that will transmit on Amateur frequencies and then only IF you have an amateur license with privileges on those frequencies, for the most part any type of modulation wide or narrow is legal on Amateur frequencies, with the exception no encryption of any kind is allowed.

    Now I admit the FCC has been too busy playing politics until recently to police the frequencies but the fine can go as high as $10,000 per day of violation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffhuey1n View Post
    All good information, thank you. I have a half a dozen or so “brick” radios. I picked them up at a yard sale dirt cheap. In order to legally use them, I had to get a GMRS(?) license. It was not expensive, it was good for 5 years and I didn’t need to take a test to get it. What it did was make it legal to use my radios on my property legally. I also have a PRC something or another radio. I have a backpack model and a vehicle based radio. I’ll go the same route for a license ‘cause I don’t want the consequences of doing something wrong.

    I am not sure if this was addressed or not, NOTHING the military ever used is legal on GRMS frequencies, (I don't have the info right now but the radio must be certified under section blabla part blabla) there is NO license available for any military radio EXCEPT those that will transmit on Amateur frequencies and then only IF you have an amateur license with privileges on those frequencies, for the most part any type of modulation wide or narrow is legal on Amateur frequencies, with the exception no encryption of any kind is allowed.

    Now I admit the FCC has been too busy playing politics until recently to police the frequencies but the fine can go as high as $10,000 per day of violation.
    So let me get this straight. My radios, which are ex-military and were approved for use by the FCC, are not legal to operate in accordance with FCC regs? Doesn’t make sense...
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    [QUOTE=jeffhuey1n;2251498]
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    So let me get this straight. My radios, which are ex-military and were approved for use by the FCC, are not legal to operate in accordance with FCC regs? Doesn’t make sense...
    Since when does anything from the gooberment have to make sense LOL. FCC type acceptance of the radio equipment, and the CFR rules and regs defining ALLOWED usage, have little in common. One is done by engineers (hopefully) and the other is done by politicians (influenced by their income sources).

    Just because a radio is capable of an operation does not mean it's permitted.

    Bet most of the older military radio equipment we get was not type accepted. Does anyone know for sure?
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    [QUOTE=Mogman;2251254]
    Quote Originally Posted by jeffhuey1n View Post
    Now I admit the FCC has been too busy playing politics until recently to police the frequencies but the fine can go as high as $10,000 per day of violation.

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