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Church Security and Radio Communications, Doing It The Right Way

Who would have thought that in this day and age we would be discussing security and communications within a church? In recent years we have seen shootings, threats and some of the most vulgar graffiti and vandalism to our places of worship. For years we have seen burglaries and robberies in churches.

Does your church have safeguards in place to protect those that come to worship? Even the smallest church should consider how to best provide security and comfort to your flock. We all want our place of worship to always be open and inviting to those in need. How do we go about meeting the needs of those in troubled times and yet keep our pastor and administrative staff and followers safe from harm? Continue reading Church Security and Radio Communications, Doing It The Right Way

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What is GMRS and how can it help my family?

Vertex Standard VX-410-SeriesMany people remember the old days of CB, Citizens Band radio, the big craze in the 70’s and early 80’s. With 40 channels of fun trying to talk 5 or 10 miles and hearing all those guys from Puerto Rico. The radios cost anywhere from $80 to hundreds of dollars. It was called Class D radio with the FCC. At that time there was another service for the general public, called Class A radio. What was it? It was the big brother to CB radio and to use that service back in the 80’s meant investing in commercial grade or public safety radios. The cost was out of reach for most of the public, with commercial and public safety radios costing $500 to thousands of dollars. Sure some manufactures sold specific radios for Class A but still costs were out of the reach of most people.

Time shift to 2016 and have things changed. No longer is the premium service called Class A radio around but instead is now called General Mobile Radio Service, GMRS for short. No longer does one have to select a frequency pair and coordinate the repeater or base station with the FCC and list the number of radios you planned to use, No longer did the service have to share space with business users, many of whom could afford the higher power and prime locations that literally made your little station have not have any coverage.

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FCC License and Coordination Requirements

FCC Federal Communications CommissionAny entity that wishes to be licensed under the Part 90 structure, to have a commercial license to use your two-way radios not only requires a license from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) also requires frequency coordination (Part 90.175)

It has been Moyer Electronics experience that an FCC license is a must have! Not only is it the law, but When you have co-channel or adjacent channel interference you do not have any recourse.

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Peoria-Area Amateur Radio Club

Moyer Electronics is a proud supporter of the W9UVI – Peoria-Area Amateur Radio Club located in Peoria Illinois.

PARC has been involved in the Amateur Radio in the Peoria area since 1919 and sponsors a local hamfest each year in September.

Get your tickets early next time at Moyer Electronics. Avoid the crowds and the rush, and meet the staff and team at Moyer Electronics.

We are located at 5058 Edgewater Dr in Groveland Illinois, we are open Monday thru Friday from 8AM to 4PM

Learn more about Peoria-Area Amateur Radio Club