USA GMRS Association
Giving GMRS Licensed Users A Way To Be Represented & A Way To Advance Their Communication Abilities Across America

Please Take Note On Changes That Need To Be Made At The FCC


The Amount Of Used Two-way Radio Equipment Available On The Market For Sale Today Is Becoming Slimmer And Slimmer. Soon There Will Be No Used Radios Available For Use On GMRS.



The majority of the older GMRS repeaters in use today are running old 25kHz analog repeaters. As those repeaters fail, GMRS repeater owners and potential repeater owners will begin to have a harder time finding good wide band gear like what has been available.

Even the mobile and portable radios that are being used to make portable repeaters will soon be gone.

New radios that are being manufactured today for part 90 use are not part 95 compliant. And, the manufactures of Part 95 gear for GMRS are not interested in expanding its line of GMRS radios to meet the challenges we Licensed GMRS operators are facing.

To many combo FRS/GMRS radios are being produced instead of quality GMRS radios. Even finding good quality new repeaters at a reasonable price is a joke.

In order for GMRS to stay viable for it's licensed users view and opinion on GMRS and the types of radios (can we say narrowband, digital) are going to have to change at the FCC.

Rules and regulation about part 95 compliance and/or certification needs to be updated to include those radios that are also included under Part 90.

Please send a letter or email to FCC asking them to make the changes necessary so that we GMRS licensed users will have radios available to us in the future.

We GMRS Licensed Operators are entitled to the same advanced technology in radio communications equipment as allow and being used in other bands.

Don't sit back and let other bands control what direction GMRS travels forward.



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Got your License now what?...
Lets take it a step at a time:

Step 1: Which radio will you purchase for your first GMRS station?
Perhaps a mobile radio with a power supply for operating on as a Baste Station using a simplex channel? Operating as a control station for use on Repeaters? Maybe just a simple handheld transceiver?

Before you decide, review -- review -- review.... ask lots of questions in forums like on here or in social media groups.... Remember also, your first radio doesn’t have to be a brand new one. There are many older transceivers that have many years of useful service left in them. Such transceivers are often available for sale online at many different auction sites such as eBay.Craigs List, and more....

Step 2: Mobile or Portable (HT) for your mobile needs?

Please note: Portables work well when within a 5 mile radius of the base station or repeeater. If you are planning on operating out further than 5 miles from the base or repeater...do yourself (and others that will be talking to you) the favor of using a mobile radio and not a portable.... Of course you and ony you know your surroundings and how well your radio system will work, but please take the time to evaluate your communications need ahead of time. Doing so shows how professional you really are....

Perhaps a mobile radio with a body mount antenna, or a mag mount antenna? Going mobile requires some real thinking... for use on repeaters or simplex, transeivers always work better with a antenna that is body mounted on the top and dead center of the vehicle. Magnetic mount antennas can be use, and like body mounts, should be on top of vehicle, and you should remember that such a antenna doesn't always allow fo the best communications. Moister will eventually get up under the mag mount and you will start having issues where people complain you are br"breaking up"... Always try to use a body mount, even if it is mounted on the trunk lid....Click here To Read More







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

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 Click here To Read More



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