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General Mobile Radio Service

 

Licensing

Eligibility


An individual 18 years of age or older, who is not a representative of a foreign government, is eligible to apply for a GMRS system license. Individual family members of all ages are subsequently eligible to operate GMRS stations and units within the licensed system.
A non-individual (any entity that is not an individual-corporations, partnerships, associations, governmental units etc.) is not eligible to license a new system or make a major modifications to an existing GMRS system license. A GMRS system licensed to a non-individual prior to July 31, 1987 is eligible for renewal (47 CFR 95.5)
Non-individuals seeking new licenses for land-mobile radio service for short-distance two-way communications should refer to Private Land Mobile Radio Services.
 
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Last reviewed/updated on
1/6/2003