What is FRS?

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What is FRS?

Post by N6KZM » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:29 am

The Family Radio Service (FRS) is an improved walkie-talkie radio system authorized in the United States since 1996. This personal radio service uses channelized frequencies around 462 and 467 MHz in the ultra-high frequency band.

FRS is a private, unlicensed, 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 purchased from big box stores like Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon.

Source: https://www.fcc.gov/wireless/bureau-div ... ervice-frs