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Jeremiah Johnson

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i just purchased a new pair of motorola talkabout T5550s and theres a slip telling me I have to get a license in order to use it; does this include me or is this just for companies? Is it really necessary? how much is the license?

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You are supposed to license them if you use the 5 mile range. I believe that is the GMRS freq. if you don't run it on one of those channels than no you do not license them. If you run the higher power freq. you are suppose to license them wink.gif.

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I thought as long as your radio is capable of GMRS, you are suppose to register them.

The packaging may say 5,10,15,or even 18 mile range, but you should try out your particular radio. I have found more GMRS radios failing to work less than 6 blocks as oppose to the multiple miles stated.

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anyone know how much to register them?

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It was $75 for 3 years, but that was 2 years ago.

I think if you have a group of extended family member, you just need one license for all the units. Might have to check into this one.

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Not necessary to obtain a license just to carry. You are required to be licensed in order to transmit.

Earlier this year I checked into the cost and it was still $75 for three years.

Many FRS/GMRS radios have a menu option that will allow you to disable the GMRS channels. I know my Garmin Rino does.

Bob

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WOw 75Bux, i'll stick to the non gmrs channels!

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Just don't get caught talking to the Babe on em! shocked.gif

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Just don't get caught talking to the Babe on em!
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thats like the only way I could get caught isn't it, or just not following common sense>?

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That's just it. Some of these laws are rather silly because for all practical purposes, it is nearly impossible to enforce them. Similar to copywrite laws regarding music CDs, etc. Even if you transmit long enough your position could be triagulated, by the time you're located, you have probably moved somewhere else.

Bob

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