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post #1 of 19 Old 05-23-2008, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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FRS Channel?

On the recent ride I did with my brother and friends down to the Iron Horse for the east V-Strom meet we had FRS radios. We all had different setups that worked with better of worse sccess. What did become apparant to us is how nice it was to be able to communicate on long rides. (I did over 5,000 km or 3,000 miles last week.)

We used channel 7 privacy code 14. No particular reason other than it wasn't number 1.

I don't know if others use FRS while riding but I have never heard of any common frequency to use. If there isn' another common channel in use I propose we all use Channel 7 Sub 14. That way if we came across another bike we could say hello. (inthe way CB'ers use channel 19 and in some areas used to use 10 for non-truck use.)

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Why would you use "privacy codes" unless you're in a place with a lot of radio traffic? I haven't ever heard anybody else using FRS/GMRS.

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What were the make and model of the radios ?? Thanks in advance. Any recommendations ??

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We didn't have to and certainly could have left them off.. we just thought that with a few thousand km's of riding that it would be good to elimiante any potential conflicts.

I have found that around busy areas like theme parks, ski runs, etc that there tend to be a fair amount of people on them. Again, there is no reason we need to use them and could cetainly use "0" as the privacy code (which means no code.)

Do you think it a good idea to get all the bikers using one common channel for general communication? I always liked that on CB's you could call out on 19 and get someone.


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Why would you use "privacy codes" unless you're in a place with a lot of radio traffic? I haven't ever heard anybody else using FRS/GMRS.

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We actualy had three different brands of radios. I beleive pretty much all wil communicate with other FRS radios althoguh some brands might have options to only communicate with the same brand in some setings. There are some extra channels specific to GMRS (which can use higher power) but I believe the first 7 channels are common to all types and are numbered the same.

I know Motorola and Cobra are pretty popular but don't kow what the largest volume units are. I think waterproof would be a good idea in general.


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What were the make and model of the radios ?? Thanks in advance. Any recommendations ??

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Do you think it a good idea to get all the bikers using one common channel for general communication?
Yeah, I like that idea. How about 5, which is V in Roman numerals?

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Tom,

I was wondering what mic setup you had for these radios? I'd like to do something similar with a set of old FRS radios I've got laying around.

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I was wondering what mic setup you had for these radios? I'd like to do something similar with a set of old FRS radios I've got laying around.
I've got mine patched into the Autocom.

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all this is jargin is cornfusing. frs? gmrs? privacy channel? got a link to learn about all this stuff?
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unless I'm travellin with a group, I generally have the CB on 19 instead of the FRS



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