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Author Topic: New GoTenna app for Emergency Communications?  (Read 61420 times)
KA4NMA
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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2014, 08:06:07 PM »

It looks like you will need 2 of these devices. Not very open and friendly.

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N3HFS
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2014, 08:41:31 PM »

It looks like you will need 2 of these devices. Not very open and friendly.

They are sold in pairs. 
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K5TED
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2014, 09:18:37 PM »

In the United States, the Multi-Use Radio Service (MURS) is an unlicensed two-way radio service similar to Citizens Band (CB). Established by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in the fall of 2000, MURS created a radio service allowing for unlicensed (Part 95) operation, with a power limit of 2 watts. The FCC formally defines MURS as "a private, two-way, short-distance voice or data communications service for personal or business activities of the general public." MURS stations may not be connected to the public telephone network, may not be used for store and forward operations, and radio repeaters are not permitted.
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KA4NMA
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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2014, 06:20:50 PM »

You can only communicate with other gotenna units, not with other radio's or cellphones.
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K5TED
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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2014, 06:34:46 PM »

GoTenna behaves as both a store and forward and a repeater
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W4KYR
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« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2014, 06:39:15 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-Use_Radio_Service

Because previous business band licensees who have maintained their active license remain grandfathered with their existing operating privileges, it is possible to find repeaters or other operations not authorized by Part 95 taking place. These are not necessarily illegal. If legal, such operations may enjoy primary status on their licensed frequency and as such are legally protected from harmful interference by MURS users."


"Devices that use MURS must be specially labeled and certified.[3]"

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K5TED
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« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2014, 07:12:02 PM »

Although, as a gizmo, GoTenna is a cool implementation, it seems in all practicality to be a resounding fail.

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K5TED
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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2014, 07:53:51 PM »

Here's a much more realistic "review" 
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/21/gotenna_talks_radio_bollocks_most_tech_websites_parrot_it/
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W4KYR
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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2014, 10:50:13 PM »

K5TED, thanks for the link

"due to its low bandwidth, can only send text messages."

"It's pretty limited niche product, then, and at the moment it isn't even real - it's just an idea."


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"They communicate via FRS, only available (legal) in the US. It tends to clash over other bands in other countries."
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« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2015, 11:23:14 AM »

Just saw this on tv today.  So it looks like it is going to be going forward.  Walmart is going to be ticked off that possibly someone will dare to use it's radio freq. Grin
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« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2015, 12:36:37 PM »

Their website video shows, among other uses, that you arrange drug deals. What kind of company is this?
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KG4RUL
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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2015, 09:10:05 AM »

Like WOW man!  Anyone got any OreOs?
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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2015, 06:31:02 PM »

When all comms are down you gotta have a way to get your blow.
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