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The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a land-mobile FM UHF radio service designed for short-distance two-way communication and authorized under part 95 of 47 USC. It requires a license in the United States, but some GMRS compatible equipment can be used license-free in Canada. The US GMRS license is issued for a period of 10 years by the FCC. The United States permits use by adult individuals who possess a valid GMRS license, as well as their immediate family members. Immediate relatives of the GMRS system licensee are entitled to communicate among themselves for personal or business purposes, but employees of the licensee who are not family members are not covered by the license. Non-family members must be licensed separately.
GMRS radios are typically handheld portable devices much like Family Radio Service (FRS) radios, and they share a frequency band with FRS near 462 and 467 MHz. Mobile and base station-style radios are available as well, but these are normally commercial UHF radios as often used in the public service and commercial land mobile bands. These are legal for use in this service as long as they are certified for GMRS under USC 47 Part 95.
GMRS licensees are allowed to establish repeaters to extend their communications range. GMRS repeaters are permitted to be linked with other GMRS repeaters but are not authorized to connect to the Public Switched Telephone Network.
Quick overview: I have a couple of GMRS radios and I have my GMRS license from the FCC. I'm very new to this type of communication and still needing to learn the basics of GMRS. Like for many on here, it's mostly to be ready for SHTF stuff. I've also used them with a buddy when...
I will be needing to install a GMRS radio is a new rig fairly soon, so am doing some searches. The Midland MXT400 looks* very interesting. I bounced it off one of my relations via marriage, who is most knowledgeable on all things radio, and gave this transceiver a pretty solid endorsement...
Walkie Talkies (aka two-way radios) such as these from Motorola are having a resurgence. WSJ article below.
A family friend gave his 6-year-old twins two of the push-to-talk devices last year, for a way to talk to each other from different parts of the house.
Now that the house is...
This package includes:
(2) TERA TR-505 transceivers (each with a lithium ion battery, antenna, desktop/wall charger, belt clip, wrist strap, and manual.)
(2) AAA battery cases
(2) 12v DC Cig Lighter battery eliminators
(2) Extended range antennas
(1) USB programming cable (free software...
Excellent condition... these were great radios... It was the last set I had before getting into higher end stuff.
two radios, charging station with car 12v outlet, two rechargeable battery packs (also uses AA batteries)
Located in Vancouver, can meet in PDX some days... PM about shipping
So, something we've been working on for a bit is a GMRS setup for family communication for in general and for during a disaster. I am amateur radio licensed, while my wife is not. However, my GMRS license covers the family, including her. Our setup is, essentially:
A mobile GMRS rig in each...
So, in addition to a ham ticket, some time ago I acquired a GMRS license. It was mainly "just because", but also it gave us more options. My wife also does not have her amateur license, but she could use GMRS with said license:
"You may apply for a GMRS license if you are 18 years or older...