The Baofeng handheld ham radios will transmit on the FRS and GMRS frequencies. However, doing so is definitely illegal for one or two reasons. To legally transmit on GMRS frequencies, you must (a) have a proper type-certified radio and (b) have a GMRS license. To legally transmit on FRS frequencies, you simply need a proper type-certified radio (no license required). The Baofeng radios are not type-certified for use on the FRS or GMRS frequencies. It amazes me that the FCC lets those radios be sold here when they can be--and certainly are--used illegally by hundreds of people across the country each day.The cheap Baofeng's can communicate with the FRS and GMRS radios, right? If so, how would you get on the same channel/frequency?
This is partially incorrect, and I will explain why.FRS/GMRS has 22 channels but you can add tones that will break those up into even more sections of each channel. The walkie talkies that you buy at most stores (cabelas, Walmart) use these channels and you do not need a license for them. But if you are going to use the baofeng uv-5r radios to operate on these frequencies then you need a license due to they are using more wattage then is allowed by the FCC.
Here is my summary of info on those two systems.Hey Dempsey, do you have a link to the printouts you brought to our learning night? Specifically the intertie repeaters and the sinbad system?