FCC Personal Radio Service

No-Test Radio Alternatives to Ham

  • FRS: Family radio service, (no license needed, limited power)
  • GMRS (easy 10 year license, no exam, FCC fee $70±)
  • CB: no license, private and commercial

FCC Adopts Long Awaited Changes to PRS Bands – GMRS, FRS, CB & MURS – BetterSafeRadio

On May 18th 2017, the FCC adopted parts of a long-standing Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that affects several of the PRS (Personal Radio Service) bands, which include GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service), FRS (Family Radio Service), and CB (Citizens Band), now called the CBRS (CB Radio Service). MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) remains largely unchanged. Read the full FCC Report & Order.