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  • Motorola CLS1110 and CLS1410 Supported Frequencies

    CLS1410 In Programming ModeIf you're changing the frequency on your Motorola CLS series radio, you're going to quickly realize that the radio doesn't show you the actual frequency. Instead, it allows you to select a number between 1 and 56 that relates to a frequency. For example, if you need frequency 467.900, you'll want to select frequency number 7.

    To save you from having to dig through the CLS owner's manual, we've listed the frequencies along with their reference number in the chart below. This chart was intended for the Motorola CLS1110 and CLS1410, but it also applies to other radios, including the Spirit M, GT, and S-Series. You may also want to view the default frequencies for Motorola CLS series radios.

    Number Frequency
    1 464.5000
    2 464.5500
    3 467.7625
    4 467.8125
    5 467.8500
    6 467.8750
    7 467.9000
    8 467.9250
    9 461.0375
    10 461.0625
    11 461.0875
    12 461.1125
    13 461.1375
    14 461.1625
    15 461.1875
    16 461.2125
    17 461.2375
    18 461.2625
    19 461.2875
    20 461.3125
    21 461.3375
    22 461.3625
    23 462.7625
    24 462.7875
    25 462.8125
    26 462.8375
    27 462.8625
    28 462.8875
    29 462.9125
    30 464.4875
    31 464.5125
    32 464.5375
    33 464.5625
    34 466.0375
    35 466.0625
    36 466.0875
    37 466.1125
    38 466.1375
    39 466.1625
    40 466.1875
    41 466.2125
    42 466.2375
    43 466.2625
    44 466.2875
    45 466.3125
    46 466.3375
    47 466.3625
    48 467.7875
    49 467.8375
    50 467.8625
    51 467.8875
    52 467.9125
    53 469.4875
    54 469.5125
    55 469.5375
    56 469.5625
  • Using A Business Radio For GMRS

    It's no big secret that most two way radios that are built specifically for the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) are not of the same quality as typical business radios. There's a good reason for this. Most people who are shopping for GMRS radios need a radio for occasional use, such as a camping trip, and simply prefer a lower priced radio that will get the job done. Occasionally, however, we have customers that need a business quality radio for use on GMRS.

    Who Needs A Business Quality Radio For GMRS
    These customers typically use their radios often - not just for an occasional hike with the family. They are sometimes looking to become members of a local radio or repeater club, or are radio enthusiasts in general. Perhaps they've purchased "bubble pack" GMRS radios (as typical 2-pack consumer grade radios are sometimes called) in the past and are just looking for better range, better audio quality, or more durability.

    There is a reason that business quality radios sell for 6-10 times more than consumer grade radios - they're better. Whatever the reason, we often hear from a potential customer who is looking for a high quality GMRS radio.

    Business Radios That Work On GMRS
    Most all programmable UHF business radios can be setup to work on the GMRS. This includes practically all 4 and 5 watt business radios that we sell, including models by Icom, Kenwood, Motorola, Olympia, and Vertex Standard. Business radios that are two watts and less typically wouldn't work, as they have a built-in list of frequencies that do not include GMRS.

    Is It Legal To Use A Business Radio For GMRS?
    It is not entirely clear if it is legal to use a business radio for GMRS. Business radios that would be programmable to GMRS are going to be Part 90 type accepted (certified). This basically means that the FCC has found them to conform to the "Part 90" rules, which relate to land mobile or business radios.

    The rules that apply to GMRS are in Part 95, and this is what "bubble pack" radios are type accepted for. While it is possible for business radio manufacturers to have their Part 90 radios also type accepted for Part 95, most do not. (Kenwood is the exception here and the TK3302 and TK3230 are certified for parts 90 and 95.)

    The following is the specific section of the law that applies to GMRS equipment:

    § 95.129 Station equipment.
    Every station in a GMRS system must use transmitters the FCC has certificated for use in the GMRS. Write to any FCC Field Office to find out if a particular transmitter has been certificated for the GMRS. All station equipment in a GMRS system must comply with the technical rules in part 95.

    Many interpret that last sentence (our emphasis) to mean that as long as the radio is technically compliant with part 95, it is OK to use even if it wasn't specifically type accepted for it. Under this interpretation, Part 90 accepted UHF business radios would be allowed. (One caveat is scrambling. Some business radios support it but it cannot legally be used on GMRS.)

    We Will Sell Business Radios For GMRS
    We have never been made aware of anyone having a legal issue using a Part 90 radio for GMRS, and we will program a business radio for GMRS at a customer's request. Please understand, however, that the operator of the radio is ultimately responsible for using the device in compliance with the FCC regulations.

    For an in-depth discussion on this topic, listen to The Two Way Radio Show TWRS-38 - Using Business Radios on the GMRS.

  • TWRS-12 - The Migration to Narrowband

    In this episode we discuss the the FCC's new 2013 narrowbanding requirement and what it means for users of business two way radios.

    Intro :00
    Billboard 1:13

    Topic Discussion 1:29
    We talk about the FCC's 2013 narrowbanding mandate. We will clarify what this means, help you determine if this mandate will impact your business, and if so how to move forward. For more information about the new FCC requirement, read A Summary of the FCC's Proposed Changes to GMRS and Other Services in the Two Way Radio Blog.

    Commercial Break 17:45
    buytwowayradios.com 1:00

    Product Review 18:43
    Today we will review the Olympia P324 business radio.

    Questions and Answers 24:55
    Questions from readers of our Two Way Radio Blog and members of the Two Way Radio Forum.

    Wrap up and Close 28:57
    Send in your comments and questions for Danny, Anthony and Rick to show(at)buytwowayradios.com. Feedback on this and other topics will be read by the hosts and included in future episodes of the show. Visit us at www.twowayradioshow.com!

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