Hello, I’ve been reading a lot about HAM recently, and bought a book as preparation for the tech exam license. I just got through it and I’m about to take the exam. In the mean time I bought a radio, and just received it. I’m not going to use it to transmit until I get my license and that’s official, but I have been looking though the manual, the programming software, and I did put a few channels in the radio to see how the uploading and downloading works. I’m also attempting to try to use it as a scanner, but having an issue.
I have a few FRS/GMRS radios, and I tried setting my HAM radio to transmit/receive on 462.5625. Then using it as a receiver I transmitted on my FRS radio and it picked right up on the HAM radio speaker, but I switched to a different channel on the FRS radio, and the Baofang picked it up on 462.5625, even though I was transmitting from a different FRS channel.
I’m trying to make sense of this. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.