Sun. Sep 22nd, 2019

Spotter Up

In Depth Tactical Solutions

By Frank Moss

The following chart shows FRS/GMRS and allowed wattage by channel. The lower frequency ranges from 467.7125 down to 462.5625 are set to lower transmission wattage making them excellent for close range communications. The higher frequency ranges from 462.5500 through 462.6500 and 462.7200 through 462.7250 are open for 50 watt transmission rates allowing for further distance with frequency 462.6750 reserved for emergency transmission. Repeaters triggered by CTCSS tones can be used to greatly increase the range of communication by prefixing the CTCSS tone when transmitting to trigger the repeater to listen and rebroadcast.

 

No.FrequencyFRSFRS Max WattageGMRSGMRS Max WattageInformation
01462.5625FRS 1500 mWGMRS 95 WUnofficial national calling channel. Used for operator to operator contact. Once contact is established, the operators must change frequency.
02462.5875FRS 2500 mWGMRS 105 W
03462.6125FRS 3500 mWGMRS 115 W
04462.6375FRS 4500 mWGMRS 125 W
05462.6625FRS 5500 mWGMRS 135 W
06462.6875FRS 6500 mWGMRS 145 W
07462.7125FRS 7500 mWGMRS 155 W
08467.5625FRS 8500 mW
09467.5875FRS 9500 mW
10467.6125FRS 10500 mW
11467.6375FRS 11500 mW
12467.6625FRS 12500 mW
13467.6875FRS 13500 mW
14467.7125FRS 14500 mW
15462.5500GMRS 150 WOpen for long distance communication
16462.5750GMRS 250 WOpen for long distance communication
17462.6000GMRS 350 WOpen for long distance communication
18462.6250GMRS 450 WOpen for long distance communication
19462.6500GMRS 550 WUse restricted near Canadian border
20462.6750GMRS 650 WUnofficial emergency/traveler assistance channel (PL 141.3)
21462.7000GMRS 750 WUse restricted near Canadian border
22462.7250GMRS 850 WOpen for long distance communication
467.5500GMRS 1 in50 WRepeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
467.5750GMRS 2 in50 WRepeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
467.6000GMRS 3 in50 WRepeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
467.6250GMRS 4 in50 WRepeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
467.6500GMRS 5 in50 WRepeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
Use restricted near Canadian border
467.6750GMRS 6 in50 WRepeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. Unofficial emergency/traveler assistance channel (PL 141.3)
467.7000GMRS 7 in50 WRepeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.
Use restricted near Canadian border.
467.7250GMRS 8 in50 WRepeater input. CTCSS tone required for use. See repeater operator for details.

 

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