How to choose GMRS or FRS radios?

How to choose GMRS or FRS radios?

Now in the market, there are lots of radios with the FRS band and GMRS band. So how to choose between them? Please don’t worry. This blog we will take about the difference, and help you decide which is the best type of radio for your needs.

FRS-Family Radio Service

a private, two-way, short-distance voice and data communications service for facilitating family and group activities. The most common use for FRS channels is short-distance, two-way voice communications using small hand-held radios that are similar to walkie-talkies.

If you own and operate the FRS radio, there is no need licese. You may operaste an FRS radio regardless of your age, and for personal or for business use.

So in the market, you may find lots of FRS band two way radios. Also for lots of toy and kids radios. These radios with the fixed frequencies, and the power is less than 2W, and the antenna must be fixed.

Retevis now have the FRS radios but with different features:

1, Retevis RT47 FRS waterproof Radio

It is the FRS band license-free radio, also with the feature IP67 waterproof.

2, Retevis RT49P outdoor FRS radio

It is also the License-free FRS band radio, with the feature IP67 waterproof and floats.

3, Retevis RB15 license-free radio

The FRS band radio, with the feature vibrate.

GMRS-The General Mobile Radio Service

a licensed radio service that uses channels around 462 MHz and 467 MHz. The most common use of GMRS channels is for short-distance, two-way voice communications using hand-held radios, mobile radios and repeater systems.

An FCC license is required. Licenses are issued for a ten-year term.  If you receive a license, any family member, regardless of age, can operate GMRS stations and units within the licensed system.

Retevis GMRS band radio

Retevis RB27 GMRS radio with NOAA weather Radio

Retevis RT76P GMRS radio

Retevis RB75 GMRS radio

Retevis RB17A GMRS radio

How to choose GMRS or FRS radios?

If you have read the above blog, you will know more about GMRS radio and FRS radio, and will clear to know how to choose. If you still have question, make the question easily:

If you use the radio in close range, or in outdoor scenarios that aren’t particularly technical, an FRS radio is just fine.

If you use the radio in outdoor with Long range communication, The GMRS radio is fine.


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