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Re: What's left for HAM radio?



That's right, and perfect.  FRS/GMRS makes a perfect "gateway drug"
for amateur radio, as Bob well knows.

73, doug

   From: "greg" <greg@valkyrie.net>
   Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 23:40:01 -0000

   HAM RADIO GOES ALOT FARTHER THAN A STINKING HT


   > Sorry for the subject line, but was just at Best Buy and ALL of the FRS
   > radio MFRS are now selling 5W (5 Mile) FRS/gmrs* radios.  Notice the
   > "gmrs" in small print and the asterix which you have to search on all six
   > sides of the box to see in very tiny print (license required).
   > 
   > These are going for $99 a pair with all channels and CTCSS and 5 Watts.
   > And remember  that there are GMRS repeaters in most places..  THus, WHO
   > NEEDS HAM RADIO  when you can buy an HT with repeater coverage at office
   > depot or best buy?

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