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Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Audio/Video/Electronics Forum [GEN 1]' started by t_j, May 2, 2014.

  1. SOAKINRED

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    I mean if you want to get real technical none* of these radios are legal to operate on FRS/GMRS bands, so your only legal options would be a licensed business band or ham band. It should also be noted that none* of these radios have the correct type classification to legally be operated on a business band.

    There are a couple of exceptions to these but not many.
     
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    Yes. For the same reasons that you have to register and insure your Raptor, even out in the desert. Commercial users pay to use certain frequencies and amateur operators are assigned certain bands. How would you like it if someone else was talking on your cell phone frequency/phone number?

    If you want to use a radio to talk to others, get FRS radios or CB radios, they do not require licensing.
     
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    Does anyone know what magnetic mount they used at the raptor assault program? Is it just a generic magnetic mount or what? I don't want to screw into my dash or use a mount if possible I really liked the air vent setup in the raptor assault program. I liked it so much I got a similar kenwood radio in my truck lol.
     
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    I’m new to radios for starters. What frequency’s should be programmed?

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    First 6/8 of the list on the first post of this thread are the most important (out East at least) but may as well do them all if your radio can handle it.

    # Name RX Freq TX Freq Decode Encode TX Pwr
    1 WXMAN 151.62 151.62 OFF OFF HIGH
    2 SNOW1 151.82 151.82 OFF OFF HIGH
    3 SNOW2 151.88 151.88 OFF OFF HIGH
    4 SNOW3 151.94 151.94 OFF OFF HIGH
    5 GLRE4 154.57 154.57 OFF OFF HIGH
    6 GLRE5 154.6 154.6 OFF OFF HIGH
    7 TRR1 152 152 OFF OFF HIGH
    8 TRR2 152.75 152.75 OFF OFF HIGH
    9 LCSMCS 151.78 151.78 OFF OFF HIGH
    10 BAJAPT 154.98 154.98 OFF OFF HIGH
    11 FAIR 150.86 150.86 OFF OFF HIGH
    12 MAG7 153.38 153.38 OFF OFF HIGH
    13 BFGRLY 151.72 151.72 OFF OFF HIGH
    14 TACTCL 153.04 153.04 OFF OFF HIGH
    15 CHECKR 150.86 150.86 OFF OFF HIGH
    16 GORDON 151 151 OFF OFF HIGH
    17 CORE 151.92 151.92 OFF OFF HIGH
    18 WX1 162.55 162.55 OFF OFF LOW
    19 WX2 162.4 162.4 OFF OFF LOW
    20 WX3 162.48 162.48 OFF OFF LOW
    21 WX4 162.42 162.42 OFF OFF LOW
    22 WX5 162.45 162.45 OFF OFF LOW
    23 WX6 162.5 162.5 OFF OFF LOW
    24 WX7 162.52 162.52 OFF OFF LOW
    25 FRS1 462.56 462.56 OFF OFF LOW
    26 FRS2 462.59 462.59 OFF OFF LOW
    27 FRS3 462.61 462.61 OFF OFF LOW
    28 FRS4 462.64 462.64 OFF OFF LOW
    29 FRS5 462.66 462.66 OFF OFF LOW
    30 FRS6 462.69 462.69 OFF OFF LOW
    31 FRS7 462.71 462.71 OFF OFF LOW
    32 FRS8 467.56 467.56 OFF OFF LOW
    33 FRS9 467.59 467.59 OFF OFF LOW
    34 FRS10 467.61 467.61 OFF OFF LOW
    35 FRS11 467.64 467.64 OFF OFF LOW
    36 FRS12 467.66 467.66 OFF OFF LOW
    37 FRS13 467.69 467.69 OFF OFF LOW
    38 FRS14 467.71 467.71 OFF OFF LOW
    39 MRN9 156.45 156.45 OFF OFF HIGH
    40 MRN11 156.55 156.55 OFF OFF HIGH
    41 MRN16 156.8 156.8 OFF OFF HIGH
    42 MRN68 156.42 156.42 OFF OFF HIGH
    43 MRN69 156.48 156.48 OFF OFF HIGH
    44 MRN72 156.62 156.62 OFF OFF HIGH
     
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    I’m thinking I may just get an Icom from Keith @lvjmotorsports that is all programmed and ready to go. Is it difficult to do the programming? He did mention that he does a mod to the radios he sells.
     
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    Every radio is different. Some can be done on the fly, some need to be hooked up to a computer.
     
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    That is exactly what I did. Happy with the Icom I bought from Keith at LVJ. I highly doubt you want to do the modification yourself. If you buy from Keith, he can and will preprogram any frequencies you like before he ships it out. Tell him what groups you run with or events you plan to attend.

    That said, programming a few frequencies later on is not that difficult if you are savvy with technology. I recently added a few frequencies to mine based on knowledge gleaned from the manual and a YouTube video. I definitely wouldn’t want to program 100 different frequencies that way, but a handful is no big deal.
     
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