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arlojanis
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Nation wide license?

Postby arlojanis » Fri May 19, 2017 6:29 am

Can I get a nation wide license for portable radios that are not itinerant?
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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby sjxts3000 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:23 am

A standard FCC-issued technician or general amateur radio license and call sign is good nationwide.

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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby arlojanis » Fri May 19, 2017 7:29 am

This is for stores in several states and more stores to be added.
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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby sjxts3000 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:33 am

You're looking for a commercial license, then. (or stay with itinerant...which are good nationwide)

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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby arlojanis » Fri May 19, 2017 8:53 am

The radios will always be in the same store. No moving about the nation. Stores in several states. Want just one license for several reasons.
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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby sjxts3000 » Fri May 19, 2017 8:58 am

Contact the FCC

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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby KitN1MCC » Mon May 22, 2017 3:09 pm

You can get one. Need top contact a corridnator

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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby d119 » Tue May 23, 2017 7:36 am

Don't expect any exclusivity on any nationwide channels though. You will be sharing a channel with someone(s) else.

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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby arlojanis » Tue May 23, 2017 7:50 am

EWA says only itinerant channels can be nationwide.
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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby RadioSouth » Tue May 23, 2017 8:33 am

arlojanis wrote:EWA says only itinerant channels can be nationwide.


In line with this I've noticed in ULS national retail chains with hundreds/thousands of locations have licenses issued for their individual locations (2 Km radius). These are IG licenses (Not IB itinerant). If one IG license would cover the nation they probably would have figured that out already rather than going thru the paperwork and cost of multiple locations. IB would probably not be desirable for them as they're pretty congested in some areas but they are available nationwide.

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Re: Nation wide license?

Postby k2hz » Tue May 23, 2017 11:46 am

If the system is just portables for in-store use MURS could be a good solution. VHF 2 Watt portables should provide adequate coverage and you will have 5 channels to choose from to avoid local interference. No license or coordination fees.

You are not going to get a clear licensed channel nationwide and you are likely going to be sharing with high power co-channel users in most areas vs MURS that is lightly used and you are only sharing with similar low power portable users.


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