FRS (Family Radio Service) is an unlicensed service.
FRS (Family Radio Service) consists of 14 UHF channels on FM. FRS Channel 1 is unofficially used as a common call channel.
FRS (Family Radio Service) shares channels 1 through 7 with GMRS, and many FRS radios are also GMRS radios.
The maximum allowable power for a FRS (Family Radio Service) radio is .5 watts. GMRS radios are allowed to transmit on the channels they share with FRS at 5 watts, ten times the power of FRS radios.
Unlike GMRS, repeaters are not allowed on FRS (Family Radio Service).
The frequencies utilized by FRS (Family Radio Service) are:
Channel Frequency 1 462.5625 2 462.5875 3 462.6125 4 462.6375 5 462.6625 6 462.6875 7 462.7125 8 467.5625 9 467.5875 10 467.6125 11 467.6375 12 467.6625 13 467.6875 14 467.7125
FRS (Family Radio Service) is mainly utilized for very short-range two-way radio service for recreational activities.
FRS is a good choice for casual radio users who are not ready to step up and get an FCC license for GMRS.
Additional Reading on FRS
For more information on FRS, visit the FCC's web page for Family Radio Service.
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