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  1. Smiley 5/8 Slim Duck 465

    If you're looking for a new rubber-duck style antenna to get the most from your HT wattage, take a look at the Smiley Antenna 5/8 Slim Duck 465 ($24.50 https://www.smileyantenna.com/product-p/46520.htm). In my testing with my Nano VNA, the SWR at GMRS frequencies is low, well below 2:1. It has an interchangeable base, so you can move it from one style of HT to another with a different antenna connector simply by buying the $6 base connector for the new radio. I have not had a chance to do much ...
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  2. Part 90 Radios Are Allowed On GMRS Per FCC

    Here is the link to a document by the FCC:
    https://transition.fcc.gov/oet/ea/pr...ling-r1-TH.pdf

    In it there is the question of if GMRS is allowed to use Part 90 radios.
    In the Notes section of the document:
    Per n149 of FCC 17-57, the preceding serves to “clarify” the preceding/replaced 95.655(a):
    – n149 Several commenters are concerned that the proposal to prohibit combination radios would prevent GMRS licensees
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  3. Recommended Radios For GMRS

    This is not a complete list, it will be updated as needed.
    Part 90 Exceeds Part 95 GMRS Specs

    Updated 01-31-2019 at 06:46 PM by WQWI942

    Tags: gmrs radios
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  4. Mute Your Stereo Automatically

    Do you like to cruise down the road with your Radio blaring, or even just at a normal listening volume?
    Your not alone. It's annoying having to turn down the radio, or off, when you want to transmit. Sometimes it can also be hard to hear what's being said without turning it down - it's a constant battle between the stereo and the two way.

    Ever want a solution that takes care of doing this for you automatically? I did, and I found one.
    Most cars, and especially aftermarket stereo ...
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