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Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does a GMRS license cost?

As of April 19, 2022, a GMRS license costs $35 for a 10-year term. It covers you and your immediate family members (e.g., your spouse, children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles). Averaged out over the entire 10-year term, the license only costs $3.50 per year which is an incredib...

How do I get a GMRS license?

General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) Filing Instructions An FCC license is required to operate GMRS system. Licenses are issued for a ten-year term and can be renewed between 90 days prior to the expiration date and up to the actual expiration date of the license. After a license expires, an individua...

Do I need a GMRS license if I have an Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) license?

Yes, a separate GMRS license is required even if you are a licensed Amateur Radio operator. The General Mobile Radio Service (GMRS) is a separate radio service entirely, and thus a separate license is required. A GMRS license does not require a test of any kind, you simply need to apply for a licens...

Why is my home address listed on the website?

When you apply for a GMRS license, the mailing address you provide to the FCC becomes part of the public record. This means anyone can search for your information on the FCC website to look up any applications you have submitted or any licenses that have been granted to you.Since myGMRS uses the FCC...

Why can't I register? My GMRS callsign was just assigned.

Due to the way the FCC notifies third-party websites, such as ours, of changes to its internal databases, we are usually 24-48 hours behind the FCC website. The FCC provides a full database on a weekly basis, along with daily "catch-up" files that show the new and updated licenses. However, these ar...

How do I update my address on my profile?

The address information you see is taken from your GMRS license. When you update your address with the FCC, your address on myGMRS.com will typically update in 24-48 hours from the date the FCC processes the change.Please note that you will need to update the address on the GMRS license in particula...

How do I join the myGMRS Network?

Thanks for your interest in the myGMRS Network! About the Network The myGMRS Network is a system of repeaters linked together over the Internet using Voice over IP (VoIP) technology. Linking Technology The myGMRS Network utilizes two popular pieces of software called Asterisk and app_rpt. Asterisk is a...