FAQ

Q: What is FRS?

A: FRS stands for Family Radio Service and is a low-power 22 channel two-way radio service in the UHF 462/467 MHz range. Shares same frequencies with GMRS.


Q: What is GMRS?

A: GMRS stands for General Mobile Radio Service, and is a medium-power 22 + 8 (repeater) channel two-way radio service in the UHF 462/467 MHz range. Shares same frequencies with FRS.


Q: Is CAVERN Channel 8 or 9, 15, 23 or what?

A: All of the above! CAVERN is heard on 462.550 MHz which is GMRS/FRS Channel 15, however different radios access this channel via different channel locations. CAVERN-programmed RETEVIS RT22 hear.

Q: How do I monitor for emergencies only?

Q: How do I alert people to an emergency?

Q: What constitutes a local emergency?

Q: Does CAVERN own these channels?

Q: Why can’t people hear me?

CAVERN on KPFZ

  Mon 30 Sept 2019
  1:00-3:00pm
  KPFZ 88.1 FM
   (Lake County public radio)

Episode 186 from http://lionslair.com/hamradio/ Thank you Ben!

CAVERN’s organizers were live on the air with radio host Ben Weiss on public radio station KPFZ, chatting about the CAVERN project and its roots, RF radio topics, organizing your community to be prepared for emergencies and the future convergence of software-defined radio (SDR) and terrestrial radio mesh networks, including the mothership VERN project’s development happening at a small nonprofit tech thinktank right here in Lake County.

CAVERN Tee Shirts

Here’s a proposed design for the first CAVERN Tee Shirt.

Got ideas for a good tee shirt design?
Please email me your ideas!

CryptoRights wants to print some tee shirts for people who are willing to help underwrite a prototype node at their place, so we need to hear from you! If you mention what size you want printed for you, that helps us plan the shirt printing run.

We’re looking for a local tee shirt printing company with good prices and quality cotton shirts. We’ll let everyone know here the (tax deductible!) donation that will cover the limited-run Alpha Tester shirts plus the Alpha (prototype) Mesh Node hardware components.*

* CRF will share the prototype hardware costs with alpha node operators. Once there’s a public release, alphas will get that release hardware node (which they’ll then own) at a huge discount. CRF will modify the hardware prototypes to build nodes for the beta testers who follow after the alpha pioneers. Get in early and save!