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Hi Midwest GMRS Team,
Join the National GMRS net tonight at 7:00PM Central (8:00PM Eastern). Even with the daylight savings time change, the Midwest net is still at the same time, unless you’re in a time zone that doesn’t change clocks. For example, Arizona will be on Mountain time instead of Pacific time.
I hope to hear you on the net tonight and each Sunday. Be sure to register in advance at
(click the big red “Online Check-in” link)
- This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by Doug Tucker. Reason: Daylight Savings Question - found answer
Hey all, I just wanted to add a note here that I purchased one of Buddy’s ICOM 6061 radios and am very pleased with it. Buddy is great to work with. He programmed and shipped the radios and tested them over the air to ensure everything was working well. I’m really pleased with the radio and was glad to work with Buddy to get set up. If you or a friend are in the market for a good GMRS radio, talk with Buddy (WRAX542).
~ Doug T. (WRFL449)
@Corey, thank you for this update. I see a bunch of Kenwood TK880 radios on eBay. I’m getting tangled up in understanding FCC regulations (I have a history in a regulated industry, so it’s kind of on my radar and I want to be compliant and still be able to function). How can we know if a radio is “FCC Part 90” compliant? Baofeng handhelds made headlines because they are programmable and could transmit outside of HAM bands. I’m finding this to be true of many good radios. Am I reading too much into this? I’ll stop asking questions if that’s the best recommendation :-).
I looked up a few radios including the Midland MTX400 and MTX115 GMRC and was surprised that they don’t allow programming multiple repeater tones (for example, different in and out tones, using different tone technologies). The fully programmable radios (such as Baofeng BF-F8HP and higher end multi-band radios) are “not legal” for GMRS, yet they’re some of the few radios capable of accessing repeaters. What radios are other people using (mobile, handheld, or base station) to access GMRC repeaters? I’m looking at options for being compliant and connected.
I found the answer on https://tucsongmrs.org/ website: “Please note that if you check into either the roll call, or the general check-in, you will be automatically placed on the roll call for the next five nets. Your spot on the roll call is renewed with every net you have a presence in; alternatively – if you’d like to be manually placed on the roll call you can also give us a shout throughout the week, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Once I know I can be a “regular” I’ll check in. Thank you all who help make this a successful net.
How do people get added to the roll-call list for the weekly nets? I heard Illinois (including the “2nd chance” follow-up), and wasn’t sure if I should hear my call sign. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
It was great hearing the GMRS Net last Sunday. I’m new to Nets. How is the initial call list created, which the Net Controller used for check-ins?
Hello Group! My name is Doug (WRFL449) and I just received my GMRS license last week. I have been interested in radio operation since I was a little kid, and just recently decided to get an amateur radio license. I was scheduled to take the Technician and General exam two weeks ago, and that was put on hold with COVID-19 shutting down test centers. I couldn’t wait to press the “talk” button, so I registered for a GMRS license, and now I’m finding this great network of repeaters and operators. I look forward to meeting you on the air.