Do I need license for 2 way Radio walkie talkie :(

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Hi I usually go for trekking in remote areas of Himalayas. I have purchased 2 set of Motorola talkabout T5720. Do in need to get license for it if i use any FRS frequecies? If so Can you tell me any dealer that will help me obtain license in Delhi ?
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From where have you purchased it ?

The store owner must be knowing about the license requirement.
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I purchased it from e-bay and it didnt have any licensing informtion. I enquired there are some frs frequencies(460Mhz - 470Mhz) that are allocated to fixed mobile in our country and when you go to Remote location you dont find any of our network operator there.
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My Dear ! I think you need a license. only following frequencies are exempt from License:

1) Indoor use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz.
2) Use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 2.4GHz to 2.4835GHz
3) Indoor use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 5GHz
4) Indoor use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 5GHz-Amndment
5) Outdoor use of wireless equipments in the frequency band 5.825-5.875GHz
6) Use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 865-867MHz for RFID
7) Use of low power wireless equipments in the frequency band 865-867MHz for RFID-Amendment
8) Use of low power wireless equipment in the 335MHz band fro remote control of Cranes
9) Use of low power wireless equipment in the 335MHz band fro remote control of Cranes-Amendment
10) Use of low power wireless equipments in the Citizen Band 26.957-27.383MHz
11) Use of low power wireless equipments in the Citizen Band 26.957-27.383MHz-Amendment

For licensing you can apply online at www.wpc.dot.gov.in.
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Cannot be used legally at all in India !!

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Originally Posted by meet2kamal View Post Hi I usually go for trekking in remote areas of Himalayas. I have purchased 2 set of Motorola talkabout T5720. Do in need to get license for it if i use any FRS frequecies? If so Can you tell me any dealer that will help me obtain license in Delhi ?
Dear friend,
Really sorry to tell you that the said thing cannot be used in India legally at all.We have got provisions to use licensed frequency for radio amateurs and the free CB frequency only.The equipment you have bought doesn't fit either of these categories. If found caught a law enforcer could make your life miserable to the worst possible extend.Strictly adhering to our rules[out dated ridiculously of course]the mere possession itself of such an equipment is liable for imprisonment up to 10 years...sorry dear I'm not kidding...these are realities...
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Yes ! They are realities.

And you are right, some laws may have lost their relevance, but unless repealed, they are there and we have to abide by them.
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Originally Posted by delhiwala View Post Yes ! They are realities.

And you are right, some laws may have lost their relevance, but unless repealed, they are there and we have to abide by them.
Well the laws may be outdated but they are still in force. Also given the security threat from terrorists the law enforcing agencies take such matter very seriously. There was a recent case where one of the guys who was on a world tour was caught with a Sat Phone and was put behind bars
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Exclamation Urgent... Please reply

Hi Guys...

I am new user here.
I just bought the Trisquare TSX300-TRISQUARE EXRS 2-WAY Radio.
I am going to shoot a documentary film at Leh-Ladakh in India.
I just want to know do I need a license to use this radio there?
Please reply me urgently as I am leaving on next Sunday.

I am providing the link here for more details.
Waiting for your replies.
Thanks & Regards

http://www.trisquare.us/images/SS212...0Trisquare.pdf
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didnt know about the illegality, i used similar thing 5 years ago in Ladakh - 5km range motorola etc. Almost useless. only really worked where there was a line of sight and when my trekking buddy dropped over the brow of the hill it cut out, leading to much waving of hands in trekking semaphore. Plus it guzzles batteries, so you need a constant supply - a solar charger is not efficient enough. Even a devoted gear junkie like me now leaves the thing at home
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Njadawala, almost certainly you need a license though it seems to fall slightly out of the band width mentioned in the regulations..
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There used to be a good mailing list on community radio in India, hosted by the folks at Sarai.net: CR-India -- A list on community radio in India. Follow their "archives" link there.

Last time I checked (quite some time ago), it appeared to have fallen silent, but it seems alive again now.
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Originally Posted by captain bruce View Post didnt know about the illegality, i used similar thing 5 years ago in Ladakh - 5km range motorola etc. Almost useless. only really worked where there was a line of sight and when my trekking buddy dropped over the brow of the hill it cut out, leading to much waving of hands in trekking semaphore. Plus it guzzles batteries, so you need a constant supply - a solar charger is not efficient enough. Even a devoted gear junkie like me now leaves the thing at home
Thanks for the reply sir...
I just wanted to know... Do I need a license to use this device?
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I suspect you do, but having said that i have never come across a police or army officer trekking in ladakh except at a check point and then have never been searched at one. I imagine its the same anywhere else. keep it out of the way in civilisation. I know of one western trek leader who uses it to shepherd his group and keep them together.
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Originally Posted by captain bruce View Post I suspect you do, but having said that i have never come across a police or army officer trekking in ladakh except at a check point and then have never been searched at one. I imagine its the same anywhere else. keep it out of the way in civilisation. I know of one western trek leader who uses it to shepherd his group and keep them together.
That is a very irresponsbile reply, I must say. There has been a case where a tourist with a Satphone was put behind bars. I think in these times of terrorism I would not advice anyone to break any rules specially in border areas... while probability of getting caught may be low the consequences can be dire. I would not recommend using it unless you are sure a licence is not required
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Originally Posted by SomPan View Post That is a very irresponsbile reply, I must say. There has been a case where a tourist with a Satphone was put behind bars. I think in these times of terrorism I would not advice anyone to break any rules specially in border areas... while probability of getting caught may be low the consequences can be dire. I would not recommend using it unless you are sure a licence is not required
Thanks a lot the reply sir.
But how can I know that whether my handsets needs a license or not?
And if its needed, whats the procedure to get it?
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