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What's The Difference Between GMRS & FRS...



What's The Difference Between GMRS & FRS you ask?

Well for one, FRS radios have lower transmit power (like .5 watts of RF power output), must not have the ability to remove the antenna, and FRS channels require no license to transmit on them.

GMRS radios can run more power (up to and a max of 50 watts with no max on ERP) and GMRS users may use handhelds with removable and more effective antennas, and GMRS channels require a license (about $70.00) to operate on the GMRS frequencies and said license, once approved, are good now for ten years as issued from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Each service (GMRS & FRS) has its own set of frequency channels, and they share some (seven) common channels with each other. Different makes and models of radios may use different channel numbers for the same frequency. It's best to obtain radio equipment with the channels all programmed the same...


Most GMRS and FRS radios have tone encoders and decoders that may go under the name of “privacy code”, “PL”, Privacy Plus or the like. Some people even have refered to it as encryption...it's not encryption.

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The USA GMRS Association strives to promote and protect a favorable economic and regulatory climate for GMRS and educate members and the public at large about the opportunities available and advances possible through the efforts of communicating, over-the-air on GMRS....

Canton, Texas based trade association representing the interests of Licensed GMRS Operators in the United States....

Formed in January 2017; established permanent home in Canton, Texas in January 2017....

Currently One full-time staff members....

Soon to be a 20-member policymaking Board of Directors....


Memberships available to:

All GMRS Licensees....

Family & Family members whom are authorized to use GMRS by the Licensed holder....

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