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GMRS Radio Frequencies and Channels

GMRS, short for General Mobile Radio Service, is a mobile UHF 2-way radio service in the U.S. that requires users to obtain a license. This frequency chart also applies to FRS, or Family Radio Service, as GMRS and FRS use the same frequencies and thus, can communicate with each other. 

Why Do I Need a License for GMRS?

The FCC allows GMRS radios to have more power than CB and FRS radios, up to 50W versus the 4 watts allotted to CBs. The GMRS spectrum is broken up into 22 channels, which are shared with FRS, with 8 additional repeater channels (15R-22R) that are exclusive to GMRS and may only be used by licensed GMRS operators. GMRS frequencies range from 462.5625 to 467.7250.

Find out more about the GMRS license process here.

GMRS & FRS Channels and Frequencies

Channel

Frequency (MHz) Radio Service Max Permitted Power - FRS
Max Permitted Power - GMRS

1

462.5625

GMRS or FRS

2 watts

5 watts

2

462.5875

GMRS or FRS

2 watts

5 watts

3

462.6125

GMRS or FRS

2 watts

5 watts

4

462.6375

GMRS or FRS

2 watts

5 watts

5

462.6625

GMRS or FRS

2 watts

5 watts

6

462.6875

GMRS or FRS

2 watts

5 watts

7

462.7125

GMRS or FRS

2 watts

5 watts

8

467.5625

GMRS or FRS

.5 watts

.5 watts

9

467.5875

GMRS or FRS

.5 watts

.5 watts

10

467.6125

GMRS or FRS

.5 watts

.5 watts

11

467.6375

GMRS or FRS

.5 watts

.5 watts

12

467.6625

GMRS or FRS

.5 watts

.5 watts

13

467.6875

GMRS or FRS

.5 watts

.5 watts

14

467.7125

GMRS or FRS

.5 watts

.5 watts

15

462.5500

GMRS or FRS

 2 watts

50 watts

16

462.5750

GMRS or FRS

 2 watts

50 watts

17

462.6000

GMRS or FRS

 2 watts

50 watts

18

462.6250

GMRS or FRS

 2 watts

50 watts

19

462.6500

GMRS or FRS

 2 watts

50 watts

20

462.6750

GMRS or FRS

 2 watts

50 watts

21

462.7000

GMRS or FRS

 2 watts

50 watts

22

462.7250

GMRS or FRS

 2 watts

50 watts

15RP

467.5500

GMRS

Prohibited

50 watts

16RP

467.5750

GMRS

Prohibited

50 watts

17RP

467.6000

GMRS

Prohibited

50 watts

18RP

467.6250

GMRS

Prohibited

50 watts

19RP

467.6500

GMRS

Prohibited

50 watts

20RP

467.6750

GMRS

Prohibited

50 watts

21RP

467.7000

GMRS

Prohibited

50 watts

22RP

467.7250

GMRS

Prohibited

50 watts


*FCC SAR limit GMRS handheld radios to 5W of power. 

 

Up next: Learn more about GMRS licensing or shop GMRS equipment.

 


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