Two of my friends ride LT's equipped with Baeher communications systems. Each uses a Midland FRS/GMRS radio: one a GXT300, the other a GXT400. Those radios have good range and are reasonably priced. I used to use the GXT400 when I had a Goldwing and liked the radio very much. Be aware that the Midlands need to be set to "VOX" in order to work with the Baehr radio and the Baehr PTT button.cjklemp said:
Interesting. I thought the channel numbers and frequencies were legislated. Guess I'll have to look that one up! I'd say easiest way to get around that is to ensure the radio you buy has all the FRS/GMRS channels in it - problem solved.BEhrler said:Some brands of radio have frequencies that don't match the channel number of other radios. You'll need to read the manual of your radio and your buddies to get the frequency used by each of your radios. Just match that frequency even though the radio channels are different numbers. Do the same thing if you're going to use the sub codes as well.
I have a Motorola and a Kenwood whose channels and frequencies match exactly. However, the Icom that I have has the same frequencies but they are on diffenent channels. You have to use the manuals to match the frequency with the channel just as "jhsonderb" stated in his reply above.Zotter said:Interesting. I thought the channel numbers and frequencies were legislated. Guess I'll have to look that one up! I'd say easiest way to get around that is to ensure the radio you buy has all the FRS/GMRS channels in it - problem solved.
Lots fo good info out there - here's one site.
Note: their links to the FCC's info pages for FRS and GMRS are out of date. Here are they correct ones. FRS, GMRS
Attached is the chart that I created so i could convert my Kenwood TK-3131 channels to Midland frequencies (The attached file has multiple copies of the chart so I can cut it up and distribute it to my other rider friends). Note that the FRS channels are all the same. It is the GMRS channels that differ.Zotter said:OK - which ones of your radios also have GMRS and which ones don't? I'm SWAG'n here cuz I honestly thought FRS channels were standardized. Trying to understand what and how I've missed it.
So far, every site I'm finding implies the freqs and channels are standardized - if not legislated. So, what's going on here? You guys are obviously seeing something different. These sites that far out of date?
Motorcycle ARC even has a freq list with channel numbers.
Why . . . umm . . . OF COURSE!!! Yessir! Let's see. It's here somewheres... Maybe my dog ate it?Zotter said:Hey Joe, does she have a GMRS license??
::runs, ducks, hides::
Sounds like a great time to me.Zotter said:Joe - I look forward to when we hook up! I'll stock up some ammo for the occasion. Got a few old monitors and PCs laying around that'll do for targets. That, some post shoot fest brews and grill'n - could be a time
I printed a copy when I bought an Icom from Raffy. There are two in the File section, posted by him.hschisler said:Regarding the Icom and its channel/frequency assignments: There is a cross-reference list here somewhere -- maybe in the Hall of Wisdom. It shows the "standard" channels assigned by the rest of the world, and compares them to Icom's assignments. I printed it a long time ago and keep it in my tank bag so I can sync up with other FRS/GMRS users.
Thanks Munsy! I knew these existed, just keep forgetting to look them up and print them out. I'm going to get these laminated and keep them in the tankbag.munson said:I printed a copy when I bought an Icom from Raffy. There are two in the File section, posted by him.