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Offline deeder7001

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So I bought a cheap HAM? radio...
« on: July 04, 2018, 12:09:15 PM »
I now have a Baofeng UV-5R. Cheap cheap radio. <$30 for one. Bought it mostly for work since we never have available radios or dead batteries. I still work at Walmart but now I'm in asset protection. Basically I'm the guy at the door checking receipts and greeting people. I don't know much of the HAM radio stuff.

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Re: So I bought a cheap HAM? radio...
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2018, 10:58:08 AM »
Technically if you use that radio for anything other than Ham Radio you are violating FCC rules; and if you use it on Ham frequencies you need a license. 
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Re: So I bought a cheap HAM? radio...
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2018, 11:33:39 AM »
I use it mostly at work. Got tired of looking for a radio and a good battery. Walmart uses MURS frequencies.