GMRS Frequencies

GMRS Radio - GMRS license - GMRS repeaters

 

GMRS Frequencies chart

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Radio Service

Frequency Mhz

Channel

Notes

FRS-GMRS

462.5625

1

 FRS/GMRS shared - 5 watts max 

FRS-GMRS

462.5875

2

FRS/GMRS shared - 5 watts max

FRS-GMRS

462.6125

3

FRS/GMRS shared - 5 watts max

FRS-GMRS

462.6375

4

FRS/GMRS shared - 5 watts max

FRS-GMRS

462.6625

5

FRS/GMRS shared - 5 watts max

FRS-GMRS

462.6875

6

FRS/GMRS shared - 5 watts max

FRS-GMRS

462.7125

7

FRS/GMRS shared - 5 watts max

FRS-GMRS

467.5625

8

FRS primary - 500 mW max

FRS-GMRS

467.5875

9

FRS primary - 500 mW max

FRS-GMRS

467.6125

10

FRS primary - 500 mW max

FRS-GMRS

467.6375

11

FRS primary - 500 mW max

FRS-GMRS

467.6625

12

FRS primary - 500 mW max

FRS-GMRS

467.6875

13

FRS primary - 500 mW max

FRS-GMRS

467.7125

14

FRS primary - 500 mW max

GMRS

462.550

15

simplex or repeater output - 50 watts max

GMRS

462.575

16

simplex or repeater output - 50 watts max

GMRS

462.600

17

simplex or repeater output - 50 watts max

GMRS

462.625

18

simplex or repeater output - 50 watts max

GMRS

462.650

19

simplex or repeater output - 50 watts max

GMRS

462.675

20

simplex or repeater output - 50 watts max

GMRS

462.700

21

simplex or repeater output - 50 watts max

GMRS

462.725

22

simplex or repeater output - 50 watts max

In addition, there are repeater input channels available.  These channels can serve as repeater input frequencies for channels 15 to 22.  You won't see these channels on your average bubble pack walkie-talkie that has 22 channels (as per the above chart), although the higher end walkie-talkies such as the Motorola MR355R are repeater capable and will be able to use these 'extra' capabilities.
 

Radio Service

Frequency Mhz

 

Notes

GMRS

467.550

 

Repeater Input - 50 watts max

GMRS

467.575

 

Repeater Input - 50 watts max

GMRS

467.600

 

Repeater Input - 50 watts max

GMRS

467.625

 

Repeater Input - 50 watts max

GMRS

467.650

 

Repeater Input - 50 watts max

GMRS

467.675

 

Repeater Input - 50 watts max

GMRS

467.700

 

Repeater Input - 50 watts max

GMRS

467.725

 

Repeater Input - 50 watts max

 

Channels 8-14 are FRS regulations only, so .5 watt (500 Mw) output is the maximum permitted by law on these channels. The other GMRS channels are good for up to 50 watts output, from a mobile installation.  The repeater input channels are limited to 5 watts output.

To transmit on any GMRS frequency, you need a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license.  Presently the license fee is $85 but that is good for the whole family and an unlimited number of radios.  Remember, you're breaking the law if you are transmitting on GMRS channels without a license.  Note that if all you are using is channels 8 to 14 and you're using 500 Mw output maximum with a fixed antenna (a typical bubble pack radio is programmed this way), you're in the Family Radio Service and you do not require a license.

Go to this FCC site for a GMRS license application: http://www.fcc.gov/Forms/Form605/605.html

 

 GMRS Repeater information is here