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Simplex repeater for FRS

Jun 18th 2018, 17:06

KB9MDQ

Joined: May 26th 2011, 03:38
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Thought I would ask this here. I had a licensed friend who called me today. He is working with a company (or at least their employees) that uses FRS radios to communicate on the property. They are not able to penetrate the steel building.

He wondered about using the old Radio Shack Simplex repeater with FRS to help them penetrate the building.

I told him I would search around the forums and ask around. It appears it can be done. Not sure about legality although you don't have to ID on FRS frequencies.

I haven't used the RS simplex repeaters since the 1990's. I have one in a box somewhere.

To me the answer would be for the business to invest in business equipment but I suspect that the business provides nothing and the FRS radios was a chepa answer for employees who wanted to communicate with each other on the property.

I guess I am glad they didn't buy Boefengs and are using 2M or FRS w/5W.

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