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  • studenygreg

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    Not advocating for doing something illegal, just a question. Has anyone ever been charged or convicted for using a radio without a license?

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    My feelings are very mission driven.

    I want to give me and my immediate family comms so if we are driving in 2x vehicles we can communicate without needing to have any outside infrastructure.

    The second mission is to give me and a few buddies the ability to communicate as needed in a security roll.

    If you have visions of talking to battle buddies while fighting a war, know it can be done, but keying up is like shining a big spot light into the sky and whoever the enemy is will be able to know EXACTLY where you are and call a fire mission on you within a few seconds. Know that encryption or being digital makes no difference here.

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    gll

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    Not advocating for doing something illegal, just a question. Has anyone ever been charged or convicted for using a radio without a license?

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    Not for just talking to someone... Yes, for interferring with other stations and for criminal activity using a radio.
     

    Maverick44

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    Not advocating for doing something illegal, just a question. Has anyone ever been charged or convicted for using a radio without a license?

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    Yes, it's usually a heavy fine. From what I understand (which is very little), they tend to be doing something blatantly wrong and disruptive to incur the wrath of the FCC (more so, other ham operators who are the ones who usually contact the FCC).
     

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    Yes, it's usually a heavy fine. From what I understand (which is very little), they tend to be doing something blatantly wrong and disruptive to incur the wrath of the FCC (more so, other ham operators who are the ones who usually contact the FCC).
    Most of those things are illegal with a license...
     

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    Looking a these. Anyone have experience with these? Comments?


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    Yaesu makes an excellent quality radio. I've used mine since obtaining my license twelve years ago. The battery on a Yaesu is more expensive than a Beofang radio. As I said earlier, you get what you pay for. The improper use of a radio in the aircraft band could result in Federal prison time.
     

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    How about a Beofang and operate on MURS frequencies at a power level under 2 watts? I think that would be legal and you would get reps using a radio that could give you more options during SHTF.

    Or if that sounds too complicated, get a FRS radio and work within it’s performance constraints.
    I witnessed the problems of using Beofang radios operating on a MURS frequency recently during a training exercise at Camp Shelby. The amount of disruption from others, using a MURS frequency, made it necessary to use alternate frequencies. While I don't know the power level being used, the interference was almost certainly from outside the boundaries of the military installation.
     

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