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info required when applying for GMRS license ?


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When I apply for my GMRS license, will I be required to provide names of , or other information on the family members which I want to be able to operate under my license ?  Or, can they just operate under my license without being documented at the time of application ?

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Hi Mike,

 

No, you don't need to list the family members on the license. Your immediate family members can use it if you extend permission to them to use the license. They would just use your GMRS callsign when they operate under the authority of your license.

 

The FCC defines "immediate family members" as the licensee's spouse, children, grandchildren, stepchildren, parents, grandparents, stepparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and in-laws. (see 47 CFR § 95.1705 ( c ) ( 2 ))

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You'll need an FRN number to apply.  It's like a "customer number" for the FCC.  Again, you just fill out the online form, and you'll get it.  So, technically, first you get your FRN number, then you can buy the GMRS license paying with your credit card on the FCC website.  There's a great 10 minute video on youtube showing this process.  Super easy, you probably don't even need but it couldn't hurt.

 

BTW: What's the difference between in-laws and outlaws?  Answer: Outlaws are wanted.

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