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FAQ about GMRS Two Way Radios

FAQ about GMRS Two Way Radios

1. Do I need a license to use a GMRS radio?
In the United States, the FCC regulates the frequencies used by devices such as two-way radios. The FCC requires anyone operating equipment on the General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) to obtain a license before using it.

2. How do I apply for a GMRS certificate?
The GMRS license requires you to complete FCC Forms 159 and 605, which can be found on the FCC Forms page.
You can also apply for a GMRS license online at the FCC Universal License System (ULS) website.

3. Is there a fee for a GMRS certificate?
Fee, application for one person, use by the whole family, including all immediate family members, $35/10 years from 4/19/2022.

4. Do you have to get a license before buy a GMRS radio?
Normally seller do not need you to have a license, they are not affiliated with the FCC or GMRS issuing agencies, and they will not provide any third party. Information for purchasers unless required by law.

5. I need a walkie-talkie, but I don't want to pay, what should I do?
You can buy FRS radios, FRS and GMRS radios share some channels, but FRS has a power limit, not higher than 2 watts, it does not require certificates and fees,It is also sufficient for many scenarios.

6. I have a GMRS certificate, who can use both?

The GMRS is available to an individual (one man or one woman) for short-distance two-way communications to facilitate the activities of licensees and their immediate family members.
Any individual who holds an individual license may allow his or her immediate family members to operate his or her GMRS station or stations. Immediate family members are the licensee's spouse, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, parents, grandparents, stepparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.

7. GMRS radio, Can I use frequencies other than GMRS?
The transmitting frequency must be the specified frequency of GMRS, and the receiving frequency can be in a wide range. 

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