Quote Originally Posted by calvarez View Post
Please let me know what results you get. I'd like to know if I should recommend them to others or not.

As far as marine frequencies, or any frequencies, you just have to choose wisely. MURS frequencies are legal to use unlicensed. VHF race radio and business band are supposed to have a basic license (not ham license), but nobody cares really. Stay off the important frequencies, like public safety, marine 16, etc.

I have a CHIRP programming file that anyone can dump in the radio with the data cable, and anyone is welcome to stop by my house to use my cable and load stuff. It has all the most useful stuff in it.
Bought a UV-5R about a year ago and just got around to downloading chirp. Looks pretty straightforward. 'Kin you email me that file?

Will pm you an email.