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TWRS-112 - The FCC Proposal To Reform Part 95 Rules in 2017

Two Way Radio Show
We discuss a proposal by the FCC to completely reform the Part 95 rules for the FRS, GMRS, CB, and other personal radio services. We also review the Midland MXT115 MicroMobile GMRS Two Way Radio and give you an inside update on the status of the new TYT MD2017 dual band DMR two way radio.

Intro :00
Billboard 1:21

Discussion Topic 1:40
We tell you about a proposal by the FCC to completely reform the Part 95 rules for Personal Radio Services, including the FRS, GMRS, CB, and more. We'll tell you what those proposed changes are, when the FCC may rule on them, and speculate on how the new rules may affect the consumer two way radio market.

Commercial Break 26:44 1:00

Product Review 27:40
We review the new Midland MXT115 MicroMobile GMRS 2-Way Radio.

Questions and Answers 36:15
Questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

TYT MD-2017 Update 40:55
We give you a status update on the new TYT MD-2017 dual band DMR digital handheld two way radio.

Wrap up and Close 45:28
Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show[at] Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at!

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1 Comment

Suitability of Midland MXT115 MicroMobile GMRS 2-Way Radio for use as GMRS Base Station to support Boy Scout Troop at 1-week Summer Camp?
- I would like to temporarily transfer the MXT115 out of my truck for use as a temporary base station at our Boy Scout camp in the Appalachians
- I would use it to talk with ~10'ish Scouts/adults using a variety of FRS/GMRS handhelds
- Your recommended external battery configuration (and connectivity)?
- Your recommended antenna configuration?
For example, I would like to ensure our Scouts low-power FRS/GMRS handhelds can reliably communicate (Tx & Rcv) with our base camp...up to 2'ish miles away in hilly wooded terrain. Toward that end, would it help (in both directions) to connect my MXT115 to a Midland MicroMobile MXTA11 6db Gain Antenna...and temporarily mount the antenna approx 12' high up a nearby tree at our campsite (hopefully at a campsite slightly higher than the surrounding terrain). Or would it be safer to mount & use the 6db gain antenna directly on my truck? (to minimize any unnecessary lightening risk)
- Yes, I do have a GMRS license: WQXW905

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