[App_rpt-users] GMRS linked Repeater network using HAMVoIP

fwbray at mminternet.com fwbray at mminternet.com
Mon Feb 11 18:45:48 EST 2019

On 2019-02-07 06:38, Jeff DePolo wrote:

> Pirated software is probably the least of his problems.
> § 95.1733   Prohibited GMRS uses.
>  (8) Messages which are both conveyed by a wireline control link and
>    transmitted by a GMRS station;

When the FCC last revisited the GMRS regulations, it expressly declined 
to clarify this and certain other provisions. There are arguably 
conflicts between this section and others that expressly authorize 
various forms of remote control.

However, even reading the above-language to apply to things like 
traditional tone and DC remotes and their modern equivalents, a wireline 
link that merely coveys audio, such as to voter, could be found 
permissible so long as it can't/doesn't control the 
transmitter/repeater, especially if that is already under automatic 

It isn't my intent to start a legal debate about this -- just to point 
out that there is ambiguity that the FCC declined to address and that 
reasonable people can interpret the provision differently.


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