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#1 Tsavorite75

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:44 AM

Hi I'm new here, I recently received my GMRS license and purchased a pair of  Midland  FRS 2 way radios. In the near future,  I would like to get a MicroMobile GMRS unit. I understand that I am able to communicate with FRS on certain channels. What I am wondering is, am I allowed to use FRS radio in conjuction with the MicroMobile unit in the same room or vehicle, since I have a GMRS license?

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 04:57 AM

FRS radios do not require a license, and therefore can be used by anyone. You’ll be perfectly fine operating a GMRS radio with a license and an FRS radio at the same time.

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:16 AM

The new Part 95 specifically authorizes communications between FRS and GMRS users subject to the power and bandwidth rules for each channel.
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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:53 AM

The new Part 95 specifically authorizes communications between FRS and GMRS users subject to the power and bandwidth rules for each channel.

And further to @Tsavorite75's question. You can communicate between FRS & GMRS on any authorized FRS channel. That is, all FRS channels are authorized for GMRS, with the limitations @steveC7010 noted.   However, be aware that the 8 GMRS repeater input channels are not authorized for FRS and will not appear on certified FRS radios.


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#5 Tsavorite75

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 12:38 PM

Thank you all for the information this gives me a better understanding. :D



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 02:51 PM

To make it real simple, and Midland friendly, Yes.  You may talk between your FRS radios and your Micromobiles on channels 1-7, and 15-22. 

 

(NOTE: To make this even simpler, channels 8-14 are not even included on the Micromobiles - it skips over them.)


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Posted 04 July 2020 - 11:52 PM

Thank You Jones that does make it pretty simple. Ive always loved radio communications of all types and how they work.


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