Information On Federal Communications Commission
Step 1: Learn about radios marketed as
Family Radio Service(FRS) and General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) or FRS/GMRS
or dual-service radios.
the internet type in the following address:
down and click on the following to see if you need to buy a license or not:
Radio Service General Mobile Radio
you plan to own and operate a General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) as an
individual you must apply for the FCC license. Company GMRS users also must
have a license and we yield to your company management to advise the Company
Step 2: Before you can apply for a
license you must register with the FCC and be assigned an FCC Registration
Number (FRN). This is very easy to do.
to the FCC Home Page at http://www.fcc.gov and scroll down
the left hand side of the page to where it says FCC Registration Number (FRN)
and click on that link. Then complete the requested registration information.
You can also learn more about this procedure by clicking on the top of the
FCC home page under "E-Filing" and scrolling down to:
an FCC Registration Number (FRN) from the COmmission REgistration System (CORES)
FCC will then assign an (FRN) to you.
Step 3: Now you are ready to apply for your
license. Go to the bottom of the list of subjects under "E-Filing"
and find this topic:
In using your new (FRN) number
on SEARCH for Applications
down to GMRS in the Service
complete the application process on line. In order to select the correct type
of license scroll down to General Mobile Radio (GMRS) (ZA).
for your new license by credit card and…bingo…your new license
and call sign will be available electronically in a few minutes. As of this
writing on August
5, 2006 the fee for the GMRS license is
$80.00 for a five year term.