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Loggings => VHF/UHF Logs, including satellites and radiosondes => Topic started by: ThaDood on December 28, 2021, 2020 UTC

Title: Tis the season, for new Bubble-Pack FRS / GMRS radios for Christmas to monitor.
Post by: ThaDood on December 28, 2021, 2020 UTC
So, with warmer weather, and being the Christmas / NYD Week, I'm hearing daily activity from neighborhood kids on what must be new Bubble-Pack GMRS / FRS radios. I keep an older Midland Bubble-Pack HT on constant scan, on a 6VDC power supply, and did it originally to hear hunters and get heads-up on local road construction around here, since they use these radios as well, instead of commercial VHF / UHF HT's. The most annoying thing about monitoring these are the kids whaling on the Call button constantly. This doesn't usually last, and by the 2nd week of January, they almost always give it up. I use to hear this in the 1980's and 1990's every Christmas on CB CH14, when kids would get CB walkie-talkies for Christmas and try them hard for a couple weeks, then the buzz of them would fizzle out. So, if you want to set-up your scanner to listen-in, or use a spare bubble-pack radio and hit scan, like I do, FREQ here,     https://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/FRS/GMRS_combined_channel_chart
Title: Re: Tis the season, for new Bubble-Pack FRS / GMRS radios for Christmas to monitor.
Post by: Elf36 on December 28, 2021, 2336 UTC
I had almost forgotten about this, but about two years ago I was doing just had you said and listened for FRS/GMRS activity. It didn't take too long before I heard some kids chatting and using some words I can't say here. I keyed up with a more "Advanced' transceiver' and ask if their mother knew they talked that way? Radio silence for the next few mins until one kid said 'Who was that?' The other kid said 'I don't know, let's meet back at my house.
Title: Re: Tis the season, for new Bubble-Pack FRS / GMRS radios for Christmas to monitor.
Post by: ThaDood on December 29, 2021, 1849 UTC
Wait until ya mess with hunters that do that whispering in the mic to each other. Hmmmmmmmm... Should I have said that? (He-he...)