Years ago, I read the FCC web site on FRS. Back then, they were non
commercial, only. A lot of stores use FRS at the store. I went back and read
the web page, the non commercial bit had disappeared.
I'd like to see base stations sold. For example, farm house, to contact the
guys in the farm field. Midland has a "base station" with hand held
microphone. I'd make one of those on four D cells, so it would last a while.
They used three AA cells. What advantage is that? Antenna not removable,
Christopher A. Young
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It would work a lot better with a simple ground plane antenna or
dipole antenna, but FRS radios aren't allowed in fixed service
applications. Those are supposed to be licensed.